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La Rocca

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Address: Via del Ponte, 06043, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 074371401
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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From papal fortress, to a prison, now-a-days a museum.

The Rocca Albornoziana is a 14th century fortified complex built by Pope Innocent VI located on top of the Sant'Elia hill in Spoleto, it commands a dominating position and allows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
kpiddy
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Brisbane, Australia
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is well worth the trek up to the Rocca, a former fort, palace and prison, although there are elevators to help with the trip to the top. From here the views of the Umbrian countryside surrounding Spoleto are stunning. The building has an impressive solidity, made more evocative of the past as it is now empty, yet filled with... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't say much more than the title, really. You need to go there to appreciate the history behind this place. I kept running over to windows to look at the views, which can't have changed much for zillions of years.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Rocca Albornoziana is a 14th century fortified complex built by Pope Innocent VI located on top of the Sant'Elia hill in Spoleto, it commands a dominating position and allows for stunning views over the town and countryside. Over time it became a prison from 1817 to 1962 at which time restoration of the building complex commenced. Inside the fortress... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

If you are walking all the way up to the Duomo, a very short distance is this stunning edifice. Even if you don't want to walk through, take the time to soak in the views and take some great photos. Highly recommended to visit.

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The architecture is the one of the fortified buildings of the past, and also the Popes, that were the elected kings of the central Italy, visited it several times. In the area dedicated to their accommodation there is even the ... toilet (wc). The exhibition of the museum is limited to few objects of the roman and longobarda age. Some... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

On my 4th visit to Spoleto, I finally made it to La Rocca. I must say that there is not much there and the expected views do not exist. Not impressed. The promenade around La Rocca is much more spectacular.

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Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Rocco is a must see Spoleto site. You get a great view from this historic building that served as a jail at one time. If you purchase a Spoleto Pass (10 Euros) you can visit 7 historic sites, plus you can use public transit for a week-- it is well worth it!

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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

another great spot for your pictures and for sure a symbol of Spoleto! You can't miss the visit if you come to Spoleto

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A must see. I have been in numerous Roccas in Italy and this is the best. Outstanding art works. It was a great rainy day visit.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The Rocca looks amazing from below and is equally impressive up close. The museum is has interesting information about the Longobards period ruling Spoke to and there are some lovely frescoes throughout. And of course the view of Spoleto and Umbria is stunning. You can get there easily using the brilliant escalator system if you don"t want to walk.

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