Rocca Maggiore

The Rocca Maggiore dominated by more than 800 years, the citadel of Assisi and the valley of Tescio, constituting the most viable fortification for their defense. You can reach the fortress on foot through the door Perlici, built in 1316: you can admire the walls in Assisi still intact which, in their long journey, engage the two fortresses, Major and Minor. The first documented regarding the fortress date back to the 1173, when the German diplomat and Catholic Archbishop Christian of Mainz (1130 - 1183, chancellor of Germany during the reign of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, occupied Assisi on behalf of the sovereign who stayed there for a short time.