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La Rocca, Spoleto
(3.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Spoleto vacation generator to visit La Rocca on your trip to Spoleto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Vantage point over the rooftops of Spoleto and the Valley of the Tessino; Today it is a place adapted to an exhibition space for exhibitions and various events. Its interior does not contain anything interesting, its value is the historical significance of this building built by Gattapone for Cardinal Albornoz. It is still a very well restored, it's worth it (comfortably with mobile stairs) to the view almost circular, and if you are not interested in events of the container, don't go in with the ticket as the interiors are almost bare, don't expect the classic touring a castle.
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  • The rock dominates Spoleto and can be easily reached through the treadmill. Not a castle since it was for many years used as a prison, but only the view is well worth the visit. Even more going on the first Sunday of each month in which there is free entry.
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  • Wonderful ride around the fortress with unique view, you can also visit Appendix 7.5 euros, with or without a guide.
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