rocca minoreIt rises on the hill to the right of the Rocca Maggiore, to which it was once connected by walkable walls. Compared to the Rocca Maggiore, however, it is more recent.

It is also known by the name of Rocchicciola, or Cassero di Sant’Antonio, from the name of the brotherhood of St. Anthony and St. James which is located at the door of the Cappuccini within the fortress itself.

The two fortresses dominate Assisi and are connected by a long wall, under which there is a secret path.