Montale is one of three peaks which overlook the city of San Marino, the capital of the Republic of San Marino. The other two are De La Fratta and Guaita. The tower on the peak was constructed in the 14th century. Unlike the other two towers constructed on the mount, Montale is not open to the public. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms of San Marino. It is thought to have been constructed to give protection against the increasing power of the Malatesta family in that region. It was also used as a prison, and accordingly, the only entrance to the tower is a door about seven metres from ground level, which was common for prison architecture of the time.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in San Marino

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K Adams (12 months ago)
It's not the easiest walk to get here, but it's worth the pain. The views are incredible
Inias Demuynck (13 months ago)
Very nice panoramic views, free of charge
Asiyah Noemi Koso (13 months ago)
Getting to the third Montale Tower is through a wooded area and a narrow passage. It is very interesting to look at the landscape, the valley is as beautiful from this height as the view of Rimini. Guaita, Cesta and the Montale Tower are the three fortress, simbol of Mount Titano, defensive bulwarks of the liberty, so sacred to the San Marino population. It is interesting to stand in front of the fort and imagine its invincible role over the years. The Third Tower called Montale dates back to the end of the 13 century, and this is the smallest of the towers. However for defensive purposes, this tower played a strategic role, it has the best position for a look-out post. It is thought to have been constructed to give protection against the increasing power of the Malatesta family in that region. The fortress, with its pentagonal floor plan, has been restored on numerous occasions during the course of the centuries, but retained its original shape. The last restoration took place in 1935. Inside there is a prison 8 meters deep, called “the bottom of the tower”, the only entrance to the tower is a door about seven metres from ground level, which was common for prison architecture of the time. Montale is surrounded by very large and ancient rocks arranged to form a primitive wall structure.
Gypsyduo (13 months ago)
A nice walk with great views
Shahroz chaudhary (16 months ago)
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