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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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  • 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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  • Well preserved and maintained medieval fort with excellent presentation of local history throughout the centuries. Nearby parking is for residents. Best to park in one of the main city parking lots in...  more »
  • Very nice, I haven't been able to visit since being restored but the views of the surrounding countryside is lovely, recommend a walk.
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