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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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  • The fortress of Spoleto is a former papal fortress of the XIV century, built on the Hill of Sant'Elia, overlooks the entire city, offering fantastic scenery and an awesome sight, dominating the whole day allowing Spoleto Valley, coming to see even Assisi. Until the mid-18th century the fortress housed the Papal Governors and major characters of the time. In 1499 as Governor of the Duchy, Lucrezia Borgia also hosted by 1817 it became a prison. The fortress consists of walkways that lead along the six towers that make up the fortress. Also worth seeing are the main courtyard and its Renaissance, well the room between 1300 and 1400 frescoed pint, and the Hall of honour. Inside the fortress is the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto. Board the guided tour. The cost of admission is 7.50 euros including admission to the Museum. A visit not to be missed. Highly recommended!!
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  • The fortress overlooking Spoleto worth a splurge. The walk to get there is very nice. The structure expresses power and sovereignty. The Interior is well preserved and the view you can enjoy from the rooms is wonderful: the city of Spoleto and the splendid Umbrian countryside all around.
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  • Fantastic 14th-century structure, dominant Spoleto valleys, nice and cared for, oozes history around every corner! Several rooms are devoted to museums, rich furnishings, jewelry and mosaics of all sorts! It's really worth a visit!
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