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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 top of the Hill Sant'elia is the magnificent fortress of Albornoz. The tourist who arrives in Spoleto is usually call her Castle but it is no coincidence that originated as a fortress. Originally born as a place of residence of the Popes in their transfers from Rome towards the marches, there were staying. In recent times it has been used as a prison and then again place to visit and discover. The view and the view you can enjoy from the Hill is unique and unforgettable. It is worth planning a trip of pleasure ... and culture ...
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  • With a nice walk through the city and the escalators, you arrive on the hill where the ancient fortress very well maintained ... Also worth a visit for the bird's eyes to the city and the Tower Bridge.
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  • The rock itself is preserved very well both the inside and the outside. the outside there are walking paths, the Interior includes the Museum of the Duchy and some rooms to visit. I think 7.50 € are a bit many for what is there. ...
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