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Rocca Maggiore

Address: 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
Phone Number: 075-815-292
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Ranked #11 of 68 things to do in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the region since it is...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. It was a long climb up to Rocca Maggiore and the views of the town and surrounds were worth the climb. We did this late in the afternoon and the castle ruins were still open but due to close shortly. We paid to do a quick tour around the ruins and found these to... More 

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Mpls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we hiked up at night, so we didn't go inside because it was closed. But it's lit up and you can see the city lights. Very, very neat!

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san rafael ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to Rocca Maggiore after exploring Assisi and spending quiet time in the Basilica. It was the perfect change of pace -- a wonderful 12th C castle with lots to explore. We climbed up the towers, marveled at the long dark tunnels, enjoyed the small exhibits of life in the castle and everyone was happy. Quiet area since not... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This must have been a majestic castle standing on top of the hill in its day. Built originally in the late 12th Century it has been restored and rebuilt a number of times from its original German design. The castle offers breath taking views of Assisi and the surrounding areas, especially the Basilica. The northwest corner has the best views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great place to get an overall view of the town and its once dominance of the surrounding land. Must have been a wonderful fortress in its day. Take the long tunneled walk inside the East Wall to the South Tower to get great view down to Basilica.There is a litle Cafe for refreshment as well to add to the... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great place to visit while in Assisi. Well worth the entry fee. Explore the castle on your own and take as much time as you like. I don't think it's on the normal tourist radar as we were the only people in the entire castle when we visited in Sept of 2014. The castle has a long wall extending out... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We first saw Rocca Maggiore in 2004 and it was empty. They have done a great job in adding informative exhibits to the space. It is still a spectacular view of the valley when you climb to the top! Mary Jo & Vic Barbato

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We climbed all the way up to it, so we decided to pay for getting inside. But I don't think it was a must... The place offers several rooms a bit designed with related interior, but mostly offers ruins of the castle. And there are no toilets in the property. There is an option to climb to the highest tower,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely walk up to the castle, particularly if you take the relatively gentle slope up from the Cathdral. Once there it is well worth the 5E entry cost. Best of all, go to the.northwest corner and take the Iong interior passageway to the flanking tower. Here, the views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Literally a castle on top of a mountain, offers best views of Assisi and areas 10 miles away. Many steps and narrow corridors, not for the weak, disabled or claustrophobic. Very historic displays well maintained. I suggest taking a taxi to site and walk back to town all downhill.

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