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La Rocca

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Address: Via del Ponte, 06043, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0743 71401
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09:30 - 19:30
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Mon 09:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 09:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Amazing view

We did not enter but we walked around of his perimeter and the view was amazing, you can see all the city from that hight. There is an elevator that can bring you to the top from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Camilla V
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Oceanside, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 the lower city and ride the escalator or moving walkways that will take you all the way to the base of the fortress as well as other stops... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went as part of a tour group interested in tasting food of the region. We had the long Italian lunch and were more than satisfied. Food was very tasty and interesting.

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Thank botticelli252
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

An extremely well renovated fortress. You actually experience what it must have been like to be here hundreds of years ago. We walked where popes walked and lived. The views are also spectacular. I am not a sightseer; I prefer a good hike. But this was worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We did not enter but we walked around of his perimeter and the view was amazing, you can see all the city from that hight. There is an elevator that can bring you to the top from the parking!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It is quite a climb up to the top of the hill just to get to the elevator to take you up again to the entrance to then climb more stairs....but it is all soooooo worth it!

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

It is well worth the trek up to the Rocca, a former fort, palace and prison, although there are elevators to help with the trip to the top. From here the views of the Umbrian countryside surrounding Spoleto are stunning. The building has an impressive solidity, made more evocative of the past as it is now empty, yet filled with... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I can't say much more than the title, really. You need to go there to appreciate the history behind this place. I kept running over to windows to look at the views, which can't have changed much for zillions of years.

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Brisbane, Australia
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923 reviews
645 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The Rocca Albornoziana is a 14th century fortified complex built by Pope Innocent VI located on top of the Sant'Elia hill in Spoleto, it commands a dominating position and allows for stunning views over the town and countryside. Over time it became a prison from 1817 to 1962 at which time restoration of the building complex commenced. Inside the fortress... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

If you are walking all the way up to the Duomo, a very short distance is this stunning edifice. Even if you don't want to walk through, take the time to soak in the views and take some great photos. Highly recommended to visit.

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Ankara, Turkey
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211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The architecture is the one of the fortified buildings of the past, and also the Popes, that were the elected kings of the central Italy, visited it several times. In the area dedicated to their accommodation there is even the ... toilet (wc). The exhibition of the museum is limited to few objects of the roman and longobarda age. Some... More 

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