Montale Tower

San Marino, San Marino

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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Carlos Jozala (3 months ago)
Nestled amidst the captivating landscape of Montale, San Marino, Third Tower stands as a testament to the rich historical heritage of this enchanting region. Offering visitors a glimpse into the past, this iconic tower is steeped in history, serving as a reminder of the medieval era when fortifications were crucial for defense. Beyond its historical significance, Third Tower captivates visitors with its stunning surroundings. The scenic trails surrounding the tower provide an opportunity for explorers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of San Marino's rugged terrain. With each step, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking vistas that stretch out across the landscape, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking to connect with nature, Third Tower offers a truly unforgettable experience. From its fascinating historical significance to the beauty of its surrounding trails and vistas, a visit to Third Tower is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who venture to this remarkable destination.
Freeman Allen (6 months ago)
You can go right up close to the tower, but there is no entrance for the top. There are views of the surrounding landscape however. Overall, a nice place to take a quick hike down to.
jakob zajec (7 months ago)
Absolutely lovely place. I liked people and that’s it. JOKE. Amazing view and you can also see a lot from there
Nijolė Gudaitė (7 months ago)
Wonderful panorama. The historical can be reached by easy walking.
Georgios Stratigos (13 months ago)
Walking distance from second tower is 6 minutes .enjoy nature and let your mind travel back in time (medieval era)
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