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Tre Castelli Review

San Marino's headline attractions are its Tre Castelli—medieval architectural wonders that appear on every coat of arms in the city. Starting in the center of town, walk a few hundred yards past the trinket shops, along a paved cliff-top ridge, from the 10th-century Rocca della Guaita to the 13th-centuury Rocca della Cesta (containing a museum of ancient weapons that's worthwhile mostly for the views from its terraces and turrets), and finally to the 14th-century Rocca Montale (closed to the public), the most remote of the castles.

Every step of the way affords spectacular views of Romagna and the Adriatic—it's said that on a clear day you can see Croatia. The walk makes for a good day's exercise, but is by no means arduous. Even if you arrive after visiting hours, it's supremely rewarding.

    Contact Information

  • Address: San Marino, 47890
  • Phone: 0549/882670
  • Cost: Il Torre Guaita and il Torre Cesta €4.50
  • Hours: Mid-Sept.–mid-June, daily 9–5; mid-June–mid-Sept., daily 8–8
  • Website:
  • Location: San Marino
Updated: 04-04-2013

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