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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
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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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best view of Assisi from above

The hike up from Assisi is not hard if you take your time and enjoy breathtaking views. Wonderful place to take memorable pictures. Although the tour is so so this expedition is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike up from Assisi is not hard if you take your time and enjoy breathtaking views. Wonderful place to take memorable pictures. Although the tour is so so this expedition is well worth it and costs nothing.

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Jindabyne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold and windswept winter's day when we visited. Great fortress but a bit lacking in displays and info. Stunning views but that's about the best of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to the fort is all uphill and a little effort. But well worth the effort. The views are spectacular and the fort is amazing. Took heaps of photos at sunset .

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Massies Mill, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

You don't have to pay to go into the castle ruins to appreciate the views from this hilltop location! The castle was interesting to tour but we went back twice to the hilltop just to enjoy the views!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The history is just unbelievable. ..like a movie. ..it doesn't seem like this could have been real! Amazing.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice road "hike" up to the fort and quick visit but worth the entry fee - though the views are lovely from outside the fort as well

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It is a lovely, if pretty steep, walk out of Assisi through interesting and picturesque little streets with lots of olive trees over the walls At the top the views are just stupendous. Firstly over the roof tops of this attractive town and for many miles beyond across the Umbrian countryside

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We didn't go inside, but wow - the view of the entire town of Assisi is spectacular from the grounds. If you have time, and can walk up - please do so - you will be glad you did.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the climb to this spot. Great view and the walk up through the lovely street are a must. We didn't enter into the tower as we were told it wasn't necessary and they charge.

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Casale Monferrato, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

It's quite a climb, but it was not so hard even though I got one bad knee. The view up there is unreal and very nice. To visit inside the castle, you have to pay some fee, but going around seeing the view for free is not bad at all. Highly recommend.

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