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“Fabulous views!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rocca Maggiore

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
075-815-292
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Ranked #11 of 41 attractions in Assisi
Type: Castles
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fabulous views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

From the beautiful (and neat) town of Assisi with its pink-toned stone houses, we climbed a steep path/stairs to the Rocca Maggiore - a huge 14th century fortress dominating the city from above. Fabulous views of the surrounding towns and valleys from the tops of the towers (reached by narrow winding staircases and slightly claustrophobic passageways). Everyone enjoyed the climbing and the views!

Visited August 2013
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“A step away from cathedrals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A great find at the top of the hill with fantastic views. I couldn't believe we could climb to the top of both towers and explore so much of what appeared largely ruined as we approached Assisi. Worth a visit if you've had enough of cathedrals and crowds.

Visited September 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We walked all the way from the train station to the top of this castle under the scorching August sun, and yet the exhaustion couldn't take anything away from the fascination when we saw the view from the top. Breathtaking atmosphere inside the tunnels as well.

Visited August 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Unbelievable views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Climbed up and saw the sunset over the Umbrian Valley--- what a breathtaking experience. A beautiful place to see amazing views!

Visited October 2012
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“Mind boggling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was a pleasant surprise. The height and the circular tiny spiral staircase was just awesome. The 105m long tunnel linking the two towers was just so incredible. We just loved it.

Visited August 2013
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