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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
Description: 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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Rocca Maggiore was a highlight of Assisi

Excellent 1.5 hours exploring this fortress. This is not a castle that was owned, lived in and defended by a family but a true fortress to protect the town. Perhaps if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent 1.5 hours exploring this fortress. This is not a castle that was owned, lived in and defended by a family but a true fortress to protect the town. Perhaps if you are from a country that has castles then this may be disappointing but for me it was the highlight of Assisi. Friendly staff, not too many tourists and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Steep climb (esp. in 40 degrees celsius), amazing views. worth the climb! Must be amazing in sunset.

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Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see. The ancient ruins are fascinating, the views spectacular. It is a trek, entirely uphill from town, so I suggest elderly take a hotel shuttle up and walk down

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Ljubljana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice fortress with great view to assisi and the surrounding valley. It is quite steep uphill to get there (in fact all town is one big uphill and stairs), but when you are up there it is very worth of all the walk

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Rocky River, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take the city bus to the end of the line at Piazza Matteotti and it is a short walk to the castle, although the last bit is very much uphill on stairs or narrow roads. There is a 5 euro charge to enter and it is well worth it. Large parts of the castle are open to explore and there... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This fort is impressive sitting above Assisi. It has a long history and is quite well preserved. The views are excellent. It is a good walk up through the small streets or take the road.

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Terrigal NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Assisi is an amazing spell-binding town_ even with the crowd! The rocca is imposing and impressive. We did not go inside but were amazed by how well the structure is preserved and the strategic view over the surrounding land.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We didn't actually get up there but it's great for photos from the town below. I hope someone will give a review so that I can see what I missed.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Spectacular view of Assisi, far from the crowd. Interesting walk in a covered path between a tower and the next. Walking up under the sun is a bit hard, but you should not give up. You can get nearer with the car as well, I think. Different view, a bit farer from the mystic athmosfere of the city, but nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pretend. Pretend you are here a thousand years ago. Explore the place and seek it's messages. It's imposing and there are rooms with stories. Knights walked where you are walking. Views that behold a world when you can only imagine, fighting bold enemies, wanting to own this fort for good and evil. It's not going to make you understand why... More 

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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
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi

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