Emilia–Romagna Sights

Tre Castelli

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 05/02/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


San Marino, Emilia-Romagna, 47890, Italy


0549-991 369

Sight Details:

  • Il Torre Guaita and il Torre Cesta €4
  • Mid-Sept.–mid-June, daily 9–5; mid-June–mid-Sept., daily 8–8

Published 05/02/2016


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