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Rocca Maggiore

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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
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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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Great views

Fantastic views. We didn't pay to go inside the castle, but the views from the hillside are spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic views. We didn't pay to go inside the castle, but the views from the hillside are spectacular.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the fort while staying in Assisi, it is located at the top of the town and is quite a trek but well worth it. When we arrived I was sure how much they would charge for entry but was pleasantly surprised when it was only €5.50 each. The fort itself is very old, if my memory is correct... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Like most people we visited Assisi to see the Basilica but definitely recommend a trip to see the Rocca Maggiore. Taking the upper streets leading from the Basilica the walk really isn't too bad, the paths being longer with shallower gradients and excellent views throughout. The castle itself could do with a little more interpretation but is exactly what children... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a must see in Assisi. Between churches, climb to the top of Assisi (buses go part of the way up). It is a hike but worth it when you get there. The walls are actually tunnels that you can walk through and the pictures from the castle are great!

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Westmont, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really excellent views from this military outpost. Climbing to it is possible but not recommended except for athletes. Don't forget your camera.

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Perugia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was very interesting and you can almost fell the story. But the Rocca needs much more information and story telling on site like US tourist sites :) But definitely worth a visit.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite a climb just to get to the Rocca in the boiling heat, but once there you are rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the valleys and over the town. Climb the two towers for a commanding 360 degree view! The castle also houses an exhibition of the town's medieval fair held each May. There is a small café... More 

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Turku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting Rocca Maggiore with my 6-year-old daughter and my husband. Everyone of us found the place fascinating. Daughter loved the secret corridor and the rest of us loved the view from the towers. If you are afraid of high or narrow places, this is not for you, but for all others I highly recommend this!

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De Pinte, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The castle seemed at first a bit limited. You can visit the rooms and have a nice view on the feast of Calendimaggio over the years. At the top there is a great view on the mountains and the surroundings. There is also a walk on part of the parapet. But then there is the hidden corridor! A gloomy, dark... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It's well worth a visit if you don't mind climbing multiple steep spiral staircases and a 105m tunnel you get a birds eye view across the city and countryside.

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