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“Grerat views and a lot of fun for kids”
Review of Rocca Maggiore

Rocca Maggiore
Ranked #9 of 108 things to do in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

After visiting the beautiful churches and streets of Assisi, kids can be a bit tired and perhaps (let's admit it) a bit bored. So from the square in fron of Santa Chiara, we pointed the Rocca and proposed to visit it. When they saw it at the top of the hill where Assisi is built, the first reaction was: "Up there? So far? No way!", but we made it up there and the reward was amazing. The Rocca has beautiful views and each corner has something fascinating for kids. But the best attracion was the 105 metres long tunnel connecting the main building with the hexagonal tower. This long passage excited our kids, who felt like being in the Middle Ages and had a strong sense of adventure. Not to mention the fantastic view from the top of the tower: the best view on the Valle Umbra and the mountains behind Assisi. Overall, a great experience for the entire family, which prepared us for the lunch at the Trattoria da Erminio, just a few steps down for the Rocca.

PS: not suitable for people with problems at walking, there's plenty of stairs to climb and no elevator. Also, there are no toilets, which is a pity for such a fantastic location and can be a problem for people with young childen or babies.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Every time I am in Assisi, I try to visit the Rocca Maggiore. The views from the tower are unbeatable - just incredible! You can see the entirety of Assisi, and 360 degree views of the land around the mountain. You have to climb stairs and enter into dark passageways to get there, so those who are claustrophobic should beware. I also think this is a very romantic destination. Students get a discount - no matter what country you are from - so bring your student ID. This is NOT a destination from those who are impaired and who have a difficulty walking or climbing stairs. The walk up to the Rocca itself is a difficult climb! This attraction is a MUST when visiting Assisi!

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We made it up the spiral steps just for the view and it's worth it. Other than that the place looks deserted. Note that the steps up to the top can be quite a challenge for some but it is the experience that matters. Spectacular view awaits you. If you are planning of walking back to Assisi town centre from here, make sure you leave this place early because it gets quite dark in the evening.

Thank JoshLee00
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was an amazing journey. I went early in the morning and i recommend you do also-to beat any crowds. I recorded myself walking along the fortress walls (they are enclosed with occasional openings in the walls (lights) and then after walking on and on and on you go up to the roof top for an awesome view of Umbria! Amazing

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Walking up to this place you can see how powerful the area was - spiritually powerful that is. Every thing is peaceful here, everything feels your heart with a joy I sometimes find hard to believe. Everything is alive.

Thank M C
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