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Rocca Maggiore

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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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Dating back to the 12th century, this grand castle fortress dominates the...

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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Fantastic medieval castle--an amazing experience!

I first visited this castle which overlooks Assisi 40 years ago. It was a ruin then. I had memories of sitting on the top of the crenilated walls with a glass of red wine and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen P
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited this castle which overlooks Assisi 40 years ago. It was a ruin then. I had memories of sitting on the top of the crenilated walls with a glass of red wine and a picnic of fresh rolls, prosciutto, cheese, sun-dried tomato, and artichoke, and taking in the most magnificent views of the town and valley. So I... More 

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1 Thank Stephen P
Melbourne
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The climb isn't too bad and certainly worth it for the view. We visited at midday on New Year's Day; I won't forget looking down on the town as the bells tolled for about 10 minutes. There is a kiosk for coffee and a snack.

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Thank MelbourneEchidna
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go there when the sun almost set. See the beautiful Assisi from the top of the castle. The castle is one of the top places in Assisi, so from its top you can see the whole Assisi.

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Thank cindy l
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enchanting. I loved this castle. It is worth the trip and make sure you climb the steps to the top to see the amazing view.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Beautiful views over Assisi, worth climbing to the top of the tower to see 360 views over the countryside, with the fog surrounding, feels like you are in the clouds.

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Thank Mary20162016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We walked up the hill after dark. The fort was lit and the view over the region was wonderful. Unfortunately the fort was clogged but still well worth the hike up the hill.

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Assisi is a nice little city in Umbria (very near to Perugia). I took about one day to walk around and I was surprised at Rocca Magiore, so great! I was happy to be there, on the top, "feeling completely free" view spectacular of the city. Don't miss Rocca Magiore if you visit Assisi.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is essentially the shell of the former castle. Great views of region from the battlements, but not always easy to see out. Occasional exhibitions are held in some of the rooms.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We hiked to the Rocca which is a bit of a chore so in hot weather make sure you have lots of water. The view is spectacular of Assisi and the cathedrals and the countryside. We paid the entrance fee which really did not add anything to our visit.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went on a very rainy, cold, windy day! It was worth the walk in the horrible weather to see this awesome place!! So glad we went😍👍 ☔️

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