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Rocca Maggiore

At the top of town | the ends of Via della Rocca, Via del Colle, and the stepped Vicolo San Lorenzo off Via Porta Perlici, Assisi, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the region since it is perched atop a walled hilltop overlooking the city of... more » Owner description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the region since it is perched atop a walled hilltop overlooking the city of Assisi and surrounding countryside. « less
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction should take about 2 hours to cover everything. There are a lot of stairs so not for the super young/elderly. The castle is like an adventure into the past and you are able to explore at your own pace. The interior passageway to the bastille is 200 yards of stone tunnel where you can almost feel the spirits... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a great fortress to scamper around for an hour or so. On a hot and sunny day, the views of the surrounding countryside were absolutely fantastic. Inside, they could have done more, it's mostly photos from the last few decades with locals dressing up at festivals in period costumes. A bit more on the history and facts would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Make sure you don't miss this one I went with friends last week and we all loved it. Lots of information in English and best views of the countryside from the top!! Lots of awesome features like the covered walkway I loved it

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ok others might disagree on its status as one of the best sites, but it rang a bell with me. The fort is very old with a turbulent history an sits above Assisi. It's a reasonable walk to the fort entrance, and within the fort tread carefully. I'm 67 and found it easy enough. Cost about €5 but worth it.... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a bit of a climb. The fortress sits on top of the hill overlooking Assisi and also the Valle del Tescio and the Valle Umbra The views are amazing and gives you an excellent perspective of Assisi - wish we had started here rather than do it at the end

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The old fortress is a nice uphill walk and a great exploration for the children. the views at the top are worth it for sure. we bought some sling shots at the ticket shop. It was worth the ticket fee to go inside.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Delightful castle ruin with partial restoration and images of historical recreations from the village over the years. Good spot to overlook the valley - go to the eastern end through 100m or so of small tunnel, to climb the tower & get a good view.

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We didn't go inside but loved the view from the top of Rocca Maggiore and the countryside. It's a steep climb but well worth it. There isn't much shade though so take a hat and some water.

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High River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It is a substantial walk from the centre of town to la Rocca Maggoire. But worth the great effort. The views alone are magnificent a cinerama of Umbria. Not visitors many make the effort so it's a quiet time to reflect. Castle isn't as well developed but the turret is "manifique"

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After you have been all "churched out" in Assisi, it is a nice walk to the Rocca Maggiore. I titled it odd because the one section (I guess you might call it a turret), that has been restored, is dedicated to a movie that was filmed there in the 70s. I never heard of the movie, which is why I... More

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