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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 #11 of 44 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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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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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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