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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. 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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  • The Albornoz fortress dominates the city of Spoleto and you can't help but notice and be tempted to visit it. Built between 1363 and 1367 at the behest of the Church by the architect Matteo Gattaponi who studied it so she could be both a military fortress that representative's residence. Currently Museum and place of public events, shows still medieval aspects of his nature. Stored optimally, from its walls you can enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding area. Not to be missed.
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  • Highly recommended step if you around Spoleto: you can easily reach with a mechanized path that saves you the effort of the climb. Nice to see and visit: I especially loved the Hall with a fresco cycle divided between courtly love (for the bedroom) and chivalrous cycle for the study. Interesting the halls that reproduce the history of Spoleto starting from Roman times. In the Hall of the first floor are artifacts recovered from the earthquake zone of Norcia and Amatrice.
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  • For those who have learned to love Spoleto, the iconic view of the fortress, which come from the South or North, is the symbol of the city. Is there, from 650 years, to witness a glorious past that cannot lose its charm ... and its magic ... even after being ... sadly ... a prison. Rapid and successful the recent restructuring of the wall that overlooks via del Ponte ... But the works that keep alive and beautifully vital this wonder ... are continuing. Spoleto has not undergone particular shame from recent earthquakes (elsewhere so ruinous) ... and deserves more than ever that its treasures are more and more known and appreciated. Come and you will be ... seduced. Like me, for that matter, who are increasingly haunted every time you return.
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