Rocca Maggiore, Assisi

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Look over the town of Assisi from Rocca Maggiore, a 12th-century castle fortress. Climb the hill to the castle, which appears ruined, but still has two towers open that offer panoramic views. To the west lies the town, and to the east are the mountains of Umbria, part of the strategic defense of this fortress. Take the guesswork out of planning a Assisi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The fortress of Assisi for me unrivalled medieval house, stronghold of my memories, of what is not going to die as long as I live: a lifetime of memories. View from the countryside of Santa Maria degli Angeli la Rocca is like a Crown full of precious stones placed on the Queen's head. Visited inside puts you in the middle ages and without control feel the power that this fortress was admirably practiced for centuries. La Rocca is as Eve was born from the rib of Adam Male. Two towers: the male and female connected by a corridor "rib". Outside the walls a warm meadow to rest and admire the beautiful valley. At night illuminates the magic, if free fantasy feel the drums and see the fires with the ladies and Knights dancing on the screen of stone, the wall below the corridor from the outside it looks like a giant screen on which to project all of your dreams.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The fortress is beautiful, some areas are still closed or in maintenance, some photographic prints, exhibition of arms and armor (post-dated reproductions), I found it too haphazard should devote more attention because the ticket is completely overpriced which is why rating 3. Recommend arriving at the fortress in the car, otherwise to reach it from Assisi you have to walk a lot.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Simple! Visit A contribution to culture! Breathtaking ... that gratifies the ascent, by foot, from the streets of downtown ... well preserved!
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  • Assisi is place everyone should visit. Religious and filled with history. Completely renovated and well kept. Relaxing and inspiring
  • Large and pretty ruined fortress. Offers an amazing views from all of its sides.
  • The views alone are worth a visit. Lots of steps, closed in places and climbing. Exhibits give a good sense of Assisi in medieval times. Take a taxi to get there.
  • From here, you will have one of the best view of Assissi and the surrounding zone, although it can be a bit challenging both to get there and to find a quiet place, to make some photos.
  • An old fort in Assisi. Worth a visit to have a perspective of the medieval life.

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Where to stay in Assisi

To enjoy a sumptuous stay near most of the Assisi's main tourist attractions, check into a luxury hotel in the bustling heart of town. Visitors looking for a distinctly local alternative to a hotel can stay at one of many convent guesthouses in and around the city. Offering traditional B&B accommodation with simple comforts and good food, monastery lodgings are an ideal escape from the activity of the tourist-driven areas, as well as a good base for exploring the history-rich countryside surrounding the city.
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