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La Rocca

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Address: Via del Ponte, 06043 Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 074371401
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth the walk or the lift!

You can get to la Rocca by lift but if you are feeling energetic then walk up the hill. Great views of the surrounding area and interesting to see the museum and murals

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Rome, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a litlle climb, you can admire this impressive "Rocca", which has been called after a Cardinal, Albornozio, who ordered to built it before the Popes' return in Italy, after their hexile. It's massive because the power of the Vatican had to be massive once again. Inside, you'll find a museum which testimonies Lombards' dominion over Spoleto, two large courtyards... More 

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Spoleto, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well restored castle, with frescos and paintings. Impressive architecture and an amazing view of Spoleto from high above the town. A bit of a walk to get there but really worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The first is the magnificent views on the way. The second is the well told story of Spoleto, accompanied by some ancient relics. The third is the story of the building, once a fortress, than a governor house, and later a prison. This is not a huge museum, and the price (7.20) is not cheap, but still worth avidity if... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can get to la Rocca by lift but if you are feeling energetic then walk up the hill. Great views of the surrounding area and interesting to see the museum and murals

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is the must see in Spoleto, You either can go up there on foot or escalator. It is worth a visit

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A center of power and control for the medieval dukedom, the rooms of this fortress give a sense of the life of that time (for the royalty and their retainers). Some exquisite carvings and bas reliefs, polychromes on wood. This ancient grandeur is overlaid by 20th century history when the Fascists commandeered La Rocca as a command center and prison... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a beautifully situated at the top of a hill overlooking Spoleto You can walk up the hill to it or get the escalator Internally it has been extensively restored There are rooms with various historical settings and artefacts Upstairs there was a very odd art installation The people working there insisted we had to explore upstairs and exit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's big, it's high, it's... maybe a bit too much. They've done a nice job turning it into a museum, but somehow it doesn't feel all that interesting -- most of the rooms look pretty much the same, and while the artifacts are tastefully displayed, there wasn't anything specific that rewarded the time and money spent going there. The best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On a recent trip to Spoleto the Rocco became our daily walk. A ancient castle set amongst amazing landscape. . Sadly on one of the days there, graffiti was added to the walls which was disappointing to think there are people who enjoy defacing such a beautiful building. If you walk the Rocca in the morning there is a cafe... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This used to be a Popes residence and then a prison. It has a museum with some excellent artefacts and set up very well. I was surprised to see some frescos still is pretty good shape. We were given electric assist bikes free of charge from the Spoleto travel information centre and boy did that exceed our expectations!

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