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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Vlado Brasanac (21 months 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. Izjemno obzidje, ki že od daleč pomeni da je neosvojivo.
Simona Knystautaitė (2 years ago)
It was interesting to visit this place, you could see beautifull view from the top
Pardon Kasambara (2 years ago)
Unfortunately weather was not good. Very strong winds and raining. Could not see much.
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (2 years ago)
I can only recommend a visit to the republic San Marino. Here you find many historic place. Among these the three towers. Torre Montale is one of them. It was built in the 14th century and is not opened for public. one of the reasons is that it was used as prison. Accordingly to that time the door was placed 7 meters above the ground level
Matt Clarke (2 years ago)
The three towers here as so amazing! The views are incredible, we spent hours here just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere. Walk on the trails to the small third tower to get some amazing views as well. San Marino was an amazing place to visit overall but this view really sold us on coming to visit. It did not disappoint in real life at all.
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