Rocca dei Papi
Rocca dei Papi
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ray P
Ipswich, UK942 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
After the Cathedral at Montefiascone make the time to climb the extra steps to the Rocca Dei Papi. You can view the Cathedral roof at eye level and the views from the gardens offer something in all directions inc the lake. Stunning and well kept you can sit and just enjoy.
Written May 31, 2016
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lakegirl48
Arbroath, UK552 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is the highest point in Montefiascone, an historic town once occupied by various popes. Once you climb up the stairway you have a view to the far distance - sadly the day we visited it was an overcast day, but we could see far enough to enjoy the view.

We enjoyed our lunch at the Enoteca at ground level, glasses of local wine Est!Est!!Est!!! along with a plate of locally made cheese and locally produced ham and salami. What more can you need to keep you going while on the tourist trail?
Written September 19, 2014
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Jo V L
6 contributions
Aug 2019
nice place to visit, interesting exposition about architecture, climb the tower and you will get a stunning view on the Bolsena Lake & the plain towards Viterbo ; nice park in front, also take the time to visit the charming little village of Montefiascone with some beautiful churches to visit
Written September 26, 2019
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monte2005
pittsburgh58 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The Rocca dei Papi (Fortress of the Popes) has played quite a role in papal history, having been the summer home of many popes in the middle ages. It was also the Capital of the Patrimony of St. Peter (the part of central Italy that the pope owned) during the time when the Popes lived full time in Avignon, France. One tower is left from the original four at the fortress, but it is climbable, and offers phenomenal views. I think the best views are from the gardens outside the fortress, which offer great views of Lake Bolsena. You can park in the lot just below the fortress or climb up to it through the central part of town, a challenge for your stamina.
Written May 15, 2018
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Starviagera
Florida2,115 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
There was supposed to be a festival but with the tourist office closed and no program displayed, it was very hard to figure out. Every one we asked gave us wrong info. After a while we gave up. The museum was interesting. The town ok but not very interesting or cute.
Written July 10, 2016
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Timothy Winn
Blyth, UK1,300 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
On a very misty morning I visited this site with attending gardens. Only a short walk up quite a number of steps from the main gate and information centre brings you to such a fabulous vantage point.

Steeped in history, it was a strong point to see well in time who might be visiting.

A lovely place to sit in the gardens with a sandwich and bottlr of wine......its famous for the wine produced in the area.
Written February 26, 2016
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy983 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Located on the highest point of the town of Montefiascone, the fortress was built by Pope Innocent III during the 13th century and later used by many other popes. This is why the town is known as a Papal town and once on top there is an incredible view over the Bolsena lake.
Written January 21, 2019
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MeridianManchester
Manchester312 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is essentially a viewpoint high over the town of Montefiascone with views over Lago di Bolsena. We did not visit the museum or the pilgrims' tower so cannot comment. You can see the whole lake from up here and it is worth the climb up from the town.
Written July 20, 2017
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Daryl C
Danville, CA1,045 contributions
Apr 2016
Montefiascone flies a bit under the radar. It's a nice little hill town with a great view of Lake Balzena. The Rocca is the high point of the old town. It's not a really tourist attraction so you'll feel a bit more of the Italian pace of life.
Written April 26, 2016
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micra03
ireland263 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
I like the sun very much but it was in its zenith so this park was a welcome respite. There is a nice little café in the Rocca
Written July 4, 2014
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