Monte Titano, San Marino

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  • Monte Titano
    by Maurizioago
  • Monte Titano
    by Maurizioago
  • Monte Titano
    by Maurizioago
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    The towers on Mount Titano.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jun 28, 2010

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    Mount Titano is the mountain located in San Marino. There are three ancient towers there. Well, one of these is a real tower. Two of them are small fortresses.

    The first tower is named Guaita. It is the largest of the three. It was built in the 11th century. Inside you can see some rooms used as a prison up to 1970. Inside this tower there is also a nice garden with lots of flowers.

    Once you visited the first tower you can visit the second one. Its name is Cesta. It stands on the highest point of Mount Titano. Cesta was built in the 13th century. It houses the Museum of Ancient Arms with a display of various armours and weapons.

    The third tower is named Montale. This is a real tower. It was built in the XIV century. It is not open to visitors.

    From the towers you can enjoy a rewarding view over the town.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Fortresses & Co.Considering...

    by call_me_rhia Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Fortresses & Co.

    Considering the 3 million visitors a year, which is quite a high number for such a small palce, the attractions are not many. There are several museums and fortifications of Mount Titano. Three fortresses, built in the Middle Ages, are really worth visiting: they are fortress la Rocca, fortress la Cesta, and fortress Montale. From this last one, if the weather's fair, there are superb views over the surrounding area and the rest of the Republic of San Marino.

    Photo: the walls of fortress Montale

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