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La Rocca, Spoleto

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Standing tall atop St. Elias hill, towering dates back to 1359 and was built by Pope Innocent VI as part of a set of fortresses meant to reestablish papal authority in central Italy. The rectangular castle is topped by six stately towers and consists of two courtyards connected by a frescoed archway. These artworks show the six cities that at the time belonged to the church. You'll also see the Hall of Honor, meant for ceremonies and banquets, and the Camera Pinta, where you'll find two 14th-century fresco cycles. The fortress also offers spectacular views of the city and countryside beyond. Make La Rocca a centerpiece of your Spoleto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Spoleto sightseeing planning website .
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  • on holiday walking in Umbria we stopped to visit Spoleto city as beautiful and the rock at least what I could see ... but from the outside since we have 2 small dogs and even to hold a midget didn't allow us to enter (only in that sense). so us 3 to wait outside and my husband in. ..
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  • The complex is very nice from a structural point of view and is striking the pedestrian walkway that surrounds the rock; Nevertheless, I found the visit inside rather poor, but not at the price of the ticket. On the first floor are displayed paintings, religious statues and relics of the middle ages; in a second place are sarcophagi, inscriptions and other objects of the Lombard culture.
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  • from the top of a hill overlooking the imposing fortress built in 1370 from 1359 to on behalf of Cardinal Albornoz and prestogiosa residence of the Papal Governors and Popes. It was abandoned in 1700 and later used to house the troops and after the unification of Italy in prison. Today is restored and you can enjoy a great view and it is very nice to see, including the rooms of the Museum with antique pieces, the backyard porch, etc.
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