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The First Tower – Guaita or Rocca fortress is the oldest and the largest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano and depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms of San Marino. It was built in the 11th century with the aim to discourage potential attackers and gradually gained a reputation of impregnable. Benvenuto da Imola called it a "Mirabile Fortilitium" – the wonderful fortress. The fortification had been rebuilt and reconstructed for many times starting from the 13th century. The last reconstruction occurred around 1930, and after that the fortress had was opened to the public.
Besides exhibition on the history of San Marino, the 1st tower offers amazing view of San Marino, and Italian coast of Adriatic Sea, especially from the top of the central donjon.
Address: Via Salita alla Rocca, San Marino
Phone: 0549 991369
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