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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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This castle is historical and has some displays about medieval Assisi. I was more interested in climbing the tower because it gives you a wonderful view of Assisi and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vicmonte
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Metro Manila, Philippines

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle is historical and has some displays about medieval Assisi. I was more interested in climbing the tower because it gives you a wonderful view of Assisi and its neighbouring towns (Perugia, Spello). Worth visiting!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an erroneous claim to Rocca Miniore we found the correct fort! It is a strenuous climb but nothing too bad and definitely worth the effort. Fantastic views of Assisi and the surrounding countryside. Several towers to climb, walls and tunnels. Kids thought it was the highlight of the trip to Assisi. Decent history set out in Italian and English

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must make the hike up the hill to Rocco Maggiore even if you don't go in. The views of Assisi from up here are well worth the climb. If you walk down via a track that starts off next to a drive way you may well see a black squirrel.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 July 21, 2016

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 July 16, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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