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Guaita, City of San Marino

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The vision of Guaita sitting high above the surrounding city represents one of the most recognizable images the country. Its tower, built in the 11th century and previously used as a prison, is one of three that can be seen on the national flag and the nation's coat of arms. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the region. The surrounding area is quite developed, offering restaurants and shops. Use our City of San Marino itinerary planner to add Guaita and other attractions to your City of San Marino vacation plans.
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  • However, the first tower Guaita fortress on Mount Titano overlooking the city of San Marino. The oldest artifacts found date back to the year 1000, while the most important buildings are the 1400 and 1600. 30 years of 900 renovation works were made by ing. Zani, who after studying architectural history has designed and built the reconstruction of three towers and all public buildings. The major task of ing. Zani has produced a city rebuilt on a medieval core, which was worth the title of world heritage by UNESCO.
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  • This is a really cool excursion, and the good thing is you can get a pass that allows you access to all towers and museums. The tower is really steep to climb, but the views of the valley once outside...  more »
  • This is the first tower of the three towers San Marino has and which is the main attraction of the city. For us it was the last, cause we went uphill. The first tower is very empty. Not much on displa...  more »
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  • San Marino , one of the oldest Republic nations and 5th smallest country in the world is a nice place for a weekend getaway. A train journey to Rimini from Ancona followed by a short bus journey to this hilly country takes 3 hours. The historical monuments are picturesque including the heritage sites. A good place to spend 1-2 days.
  • Beautiful views to sunset and San Marino city, great atmosphere, good shopping. Reaching the castle itself could be problematic with private car: sometimes police blocks roads for non-residents. Highly recommended leave car on parking and use cable-railway. Alternatively you can walk up, there are public lifts along the way. But it is rather challenging.
  • Beautiful view, and history of the place is truly remarkable, feels like you've travelled through time
  • Buy a ticket for both towers get a discount, 227 steps approx each tower
  • This is a very nice historical place with a stunning view.