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Cesta Tower, City of San Marino

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As one of the three towers on the national flag and coat of arms, Cesta Tower serves as one of the most well-known architectural buildings in the city-state. Built in the 13th century on the highest of Mount Titan's peaks, this tower generally receives less attention than the more developed Guaiti. Today the tower serves as a museum to honor Saint Marinus, the first person to build upon Mount Titan, which ultimately led to the creation of the independent republic of San Marino. Follow the trail between the two accessible towers (Cesta and Guaita) and climb the steps of the tower for panoramic views of the city. Arrange your visit to Cesta Tower and discover more family-friendly attractions in City of San Marino using our City of San Marino trip itinerary builder.
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  • Once you reach the ticket counter you are presented with two choices - go right for a panoramic view including the distant sea to the east, views of towers 1 & 3 to north and south or mountains to the...  more »
  • San Marino is fully charming and romantic. The tower worth the climb and the view was astonishing. Go and explore as much as you can! There's also a nice restaurant and terrace where you can serve a d...  more »
  • If you are anywhere near San Marino, Italy save at least a half day to visit this town/country. Costa tower is one of 3 within the city and by far the most rewarding. Pull on your best sneakers, grab ...  more »
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  • I can't speak for the museum within, but it's delightful to walk along the old walls of San Marino, which offers views of the sea as well as the mountains. As others have pointed out, San Marino is best visited on a Sunday evening (you get less of the tourists, and more of the sunset in the west). Otherwise it might get busy, but the view will always be there.
  • Known as the Second Tower, Cesta sits on the highest point of Monte Titano and offers a stunning view of San Marino and the Apennines. You don't want to miss this place if you are a fan of panoramic photography!
  • The view from up there is fantastic and the place itself is interesting historically
  • Love it here! Amazing Views.
  • Awesome views from the top of the hill. Nice little museum and well looked after medieval ruins. Entry was free!

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Where to stay in City of San Marino

Because of its small size, nearly every part of town is convenient for the City of San Marino. Choose from one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels situated around the city's old town center to immerse yourself in the history and the culture. For easy access to major sites, book a stay near Palazzo Pubblico Palace, the Basilica of St. Marino, or the Guaita Tower, which also provide access to restaurants and entertainment.
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