La Rocca
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,271 contributions
Jul 2019
Take the lengthy escalators up the mountain, then the elevators to the top. I ran the steps... I'm decently fit and it winded me! I think it was 7 euro to enter, the view from top is why you go here. Looking out over the town of Spoleto and behind to a historic aqueduct, both are great views. The castle/prison/defensive fort is intimidating.
Written February 10, 2020
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slc-pbc
Bristol, UK243 contributions
Sep 2019
Super place to visit a must see. If walking up steep hills is an issue use the escalator it goes ALL the way from the bottom to the top. Marked on town maps
Written September 19, 2019
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy16,832 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
another great spot for your pictures and for sure a symbol of Spoleto! You can't miss the visit if you come to Spoleto
Written October 18, 2015
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Colophon
Portland, OR222 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
The hike to this remarkable building is worthwhile on its own. Spoleto is so lovely from many vantages. Besides, along the way are other special sites, including the Roman house and the Duomo. However, you can also arrive via escalator.

La Rocca has served many masters from this highest point in the town since being built in the 1300's as a papal fortress, but this had been a strategic site for Etruscan and Romans long before that. From 1817 to 1982 it was a prison.

It now houses the Museo Nazionale del Ducato. But it is a museum of itself, too. The galleries and courtyards are beautiful—a photographer's dream. Though most of the original art work has been lost, there are marvelous pieces of old frescoes that have been restored. And there's much more, including those awesome strategic views of the valley.
Written June 19, 2015
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Luiz C
Cascais, Portugal348 contributions
Jul 2019
Situated on an elevation dominates the whole city of Espoleto. Well proportioned this ancient fortress houses the Ducal Museum
Written September 13, 2019
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ColoradoGirl1213
Boulder, CO221 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was the first castle I had ever toured. I couldn't help but imagine myself as Lucrezia Borgia wandering the hallways or hearing the sounds of horses hooves in the courtyard. Wonderfully preserved with amazing views of the area. By the Spoleto card, as you pretty much pay for La Rocca and get everything else for 2 euro.
Written July 2, 2019
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mmezz2018
Rome, Italy35 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
It took almost 20 years to restore this fortress but the time was well spent. The views summit of the hill are incredible. Don't walk up, take the escalator four flights up and then the elevator to the walkway outside the fortress. ...an engineering marvel that rivals the fortress itself.

Inside you will find an museum of archeological art dating from the paleo christian period to the 21st century. No sense visiting Spoleto without seeing this sight. One of the most impressive locations in Italy.
Written March 27, 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The fortress that stands at the top of the Sant’Elia hill, overlooking the city of Spoleto, was a part of the fortification system built by Pope Innocent VI to strengthen the military power and the Church’s authority in the papal states of the central Italy. The construction, in the second half of the 14th century, was supervised by the Spanish Cardinal Egidio Albornoz (hence the name of the fortress, La Rocca Albornoziana) and designed by Matteo Gattaponi. It is a well-preserved structure, easily accessible with fantastic view and a very interesting visit.
Written October 20, 2018
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wmacraechc
Washington DC, DC26 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Well preserved and maintained medieval fort with excellent presentation of local history throughout the centuries. Nearby parking is for residents. Best to park in one of the main city parking lots in the lower city and ride the escalator or moving walkways that will take you all the way to the base of the fortress as well as other stops along the way.
Written November 10, 2016
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Jean
Toronto, Canada98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
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 frescoes that have been uncovered not long ago. There is an almost spiritual quality to the silence of each of the large rooms, whose decoration is explained in detail on descriptive cards.
Written July 23, 2016
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