De La Fratta or Cesta is one of three peaks which overlook the city of San Marino. The other two are Guaita and Montale. The tower is located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits. A museum to honor Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower and showcases over 1,550 weapons dating from the medieval era to the modern day. It was constructed in the 13th century on the remains of an older Roman fort. Just like other two towers in San Marino, it is also depicted on the national flag.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in San Marino


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Vlado Brasanac (2 years ago)
An attractive city that has remained an independent state. Necessary to visit. The mountain itself is actually the top of the Apennines (739 meters). Since 2008, under the protection of UNESCO. On the ridge of Titan extends the city of San Marino to San Marino, whose history dates back to the early 4th century. The story is that Marino came from Dalmatia. There was a monastery on the hill. The difficult accessibility of the mountain was a sufficient obstacle for the attacker, so they could defend their independence. Odličen pogled na okolico in stolpe obzidja San Marina
Walter Terkaj (2 years ago)
great view of San Marino and Adriatic Sea
李小乐 (3 years ago)
Very beautiful to see.
A Niyaz (3 years ago)
The Tower Cesta of San Marino is located on the  on the highest of Monte Titano's summits. From the top of the Tower we enjoyed breathtaking view of San Marino. It also hosts a museum to honour Saint Marinus. The ticket prices are reasonable at around 6 Euros when we visited.
Phil Davey (3 years ago)
Views are amazing and a nice walk to it. Very authentic inside
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