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Well worth the walk

This is an absolutely stunning view point which can be found after a very easy uphill walk. The... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
kateiel
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Patterson, California
A great Rocca & faboulos views

Its a bit of a walk but its worth the effort just for the views. The Rocca inside was also very... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
BarbaraRowe
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Bondi, Australia
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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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At the top of town | the ends of Via della Rocca, Via del Colle, and the stepped Vicolo San Lorenzo off Via Porta Perlici, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

This is an absolutely stunning view point which can be found after a very easy uphill walk. The views of the Umbrian region are breathtaking and the area extremely peaceful. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kateiel
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Its a bit of a walk but its worth the effort just for the views. The Rocca inside was also very impressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarbaraRowe
Reviewed November 10, 2018

A wonderful sunny day has given us a complete experience when visiting this beautiful castle. An unforgettable panoramic view it's worth of visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We walked from the town, well worth the effort. Nice castle and outside area with seats to sit and view the panorama. Little cafe serving very nice coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is the real thing. Walking up the spiral staircase to the top of the guard tower. Great view of Umbrua around Assisi. Actual tool, weapons, armor, on display lovely photographic display of some of the local festivals; where the towns people dress up and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kris H
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a warm morning already before I made the climb to get here . I knew it was going to be worthwhile so I made a slow walk towards the top . When I finally got here I was so surprised to see a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The view from the castle is worth the climb. I walked from the Basilica San Francisco in about thirty minutes. It’s uphill and there are some stairs but it’s not too strenuous and the views are spectacular!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank db7477
Reviewed September 24, 2018

You walk up....and up...through the lanes of Assisi and after many steps and steep inclines you get to the castle - there was only one other couple there when we visited in the morning - maybe the walk is off putting. Amazing views, some restored...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Great views from up here. Effort has been made to turn some of the rooms into character pieces with furniture and costumes. More could be done with it but it was worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We LOVED Assisi! Such a beautiful small town and the views from the fortress were stunning. It was cool to check out the inside but maybe not worth the 7 euro entrance fee but this seems to be a trend in Italy. If you're looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 2, 2018|
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Yes! Cars can be taken all the way up.
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April 17, 2015|
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Questi sono gli orari di apertura della Rocca Maggiore di Assisi: Da novembre a febbraio dalle 10 alle 15.45; marzo dalle 10 alle 16,45; aprile, maggio, settembre e ottobre dalle 10 alle 18,15; giugno, luglio e agosto dalle... More
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kaffka
Toronto, Canada
few hours in Assisi (7 Replies)
Hey guys! Thanks for tons of useful info I find on this forum. We're planning to visit Assisi on our way from Rome to Florence. Pretty much we have a full day for travelling (by car) and want to stop at few little towns. For e.g. we want to stop and look from the hill at Civita di Bagnoregio, maybe visit Spello, and for sure Assisi. We will have about 3 hrs to spend in Assisi, we want to visit St. Francis Basilica and maybe Rocca Maggiore and Santa Maria delgi Angeli. We...More
September 12, 2008|
Response fromkaffka|
P.S. As I understand there is no free parking in Assisi. How much, aprx. can it cost per hour?
IslandMB
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Best Time for Visiting Churches (3 Replies)
I will be Assisi during August for 4 days. Is there a "best time of the day" to visit the various churches with respect to crowds & tourists (like me)? Are shorts acceptable to wear in most places other than Churches - Deremo della Carceri, Rocca Maggiore Castle, etc...???? Thanks for the help. IMB
July 13, 2009|
Response fromalaskaitaly|
All the churches - except the Basilica di San Francesco - are closed during the lunch time - usually from 12-2. San Damiano is closed to see the upper levels/garden after 5 r 6 (it was closed by 5:45 p.m. one day last week - so to be safe - go before 5 p.m. As far as tourists - August is vacation time in Italy. You may find groups at various times - but they usually don't stay for very long in any one place. Shorts can be worn all over the village - except in the churches...even the...More
Alice H
Pleasanton, California
Laundry in assisi (1 Replies)
Just to share some information on self-service laundry in assisi. I just had mine done this morning in Lavanderia Lemon, the only one that opens in Sunday. I arrived at 8am, it was closed. Good thing is that it is on a quiet small street, and has plenty parkings right in the front! I came back around 11 after visiting Rocca Maggiore(panoramic view, and fun for kids too), it was open. 4 washers, 3 of them with capacity of 11 kg per load, and cost 5 euro for a 44-min wash. And a larger one with...More
June 14, 2015|
Response fromMichael S|
Are you talking about the laundry that's down in the lower town called Santa Maria Degli Angeli? I think the only laundry in the actual town of Assisi (what's up on the hill) is 3 Elle Blu at Via Borgo Aretino 6/a near Basilica Santa Chiara. They are both self-service and they do a drop off service where they will wash,dry and fold for you. It can be a little pricey, but you have to weigh it against how much your time is worth.