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La Rocca

Via del Ponte, Spoleto, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Spoleto
Type: History Museums
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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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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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Be prepared for lots of walking even though there is a good system of escalators that take visitors to the top and lifts that take you up to the Rocca itself. It's not as fascinating as the Rocca Albornoz in Narni but still a splendid and well-maintained castle. La Rocca was completed in 1370, but throughout history it was often... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Is located at the very top of the city, you can reach it from Piazza Duomo (there is an elevator at the end of Percorso Meccanizzato); intersting museum inside, with old paintings and internal rooms to be visited. You can also appreciate a fantastic landscape of Spoleto from there.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

During our stay in Spoleto, many views within and outside the Town were dominated by La Rocco or Rocca Albornoziana. It is an amazing edifice and is the centerpiece of a beautiful area of the Town which includes a park, the Pont delle Torri and numerous walking /jogging trails. The former pontiff castle/penitentiary is a work in progress with beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Incredible history, beautiful to walk around in and see the frescoes they are uncovering. Very photogenic. Up so high it's just thrilling. If you're in Spoleto you must see this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Lovely views from this castle. We sat for quite a while at many of the windows to breathe in the views and imagine watching for invaders. It was great to imagine living in the castle... Which was helped by stumbling across a toilet just off one of the bedrooms. Shame that we could not visit the towers or dungeon, or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wow! I visited on a day that the museum was closed, but to just walk around in the rooms of the Rocca was so amazing and overwhelming. To be inside a piece of history and touch the walls/frescos and think about a time when court was held there. Just amazing. Sit in the window seats and gaze our at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

When you have climbed the steep hillside ( or taken the lift) and arrive at the castle you are transported back to ancient Italy with displays of sarcophagus and fragments ofwonderful frescos still in vibrant colours.

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