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Cesta tower

Address: Via Salita alla Cesta | +378(0)549 991295, City of San Marino, San Marino
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Victoria Australia
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159 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Guaita, Cesta and Montale are the three towers perched alongMonte Titano and have come to symbolise this city. Most people who come to San Marino are day trippers and you need more than a day to do this place justice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

De La Fratta or Cesta, is number two tower constructed in the 13th century, and located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits. In a distance you can get some nice photos and almost thinking that long time ago it had a different purpose. To remember, San Marino is the world's 193 independent countries, and the the 5th smallest. And for the interested ones,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The best view of Cesta (Second Tower) is from the very top of Guaita (First Tower). Then you climb Cesta to see Guaita and Montale (Third Tower). Montale isn't open to the public. Our family of three climbed both Guaita and Cesta and really enjoyed spending the day outdoors in the fresh air getting some exercise. We didn't spend much... More 

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Normandy, France
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even if you are old and tired, the hike towards the tower is very much worth it. The views are amazing, not only of the far away landscapes but of the other towers. The paths, crossed by soldiers for 100's of years make you stop and think.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The second tower, Guaita is the first, and this tower has an extensive gun museum plus the great views with a bit more height then Guaita. Get the all inclusive ticket for five attractions - very good value. Look down through the "murder holes" on a lot of the parapets and marvel at the builders art.

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Many years ago, I took my wife to The Republic of San Marino, for her 24th birthday. We had the opportunity to live close by, Vicenza. The place was the start of the Catholic religion as we know know it. A walled city with this "walled in "Tower", that you can see to the Adriatic Sea.The location is well suited... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's one of the best places to visit when in San Marino. There's a museum there, but closes a bit early.. So I couldn't visit it. But one can walk freely around and climb a few steps and get on the adjoining wall. The path to the third tower passes by Cesta. It's about 10-15 minutes walk from Cesta to... More 

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was 'apprehensive' after reading previous reviews about the safety of the towers. Pure nonsense! I climbed Cesta tower and it was perfectly safe. I also entered the first tower and walked to the third one, however Cesta was my favorite. The views are just amazing and it is possible to see the other towers from here. I recommend to... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed in San Marino for one night. Wish we had stayed longer. This is a beautiful city on top of a mountain which is separate from Italy. The walk from the towers are breathtaking and they have benches along the way to stop and take in the views. The towers are very well preserved. Highly recommend stopping here and... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The second of the three towers located on top of the hill, it is very easy to get there and just follow the indications that lead to Cesta Tower. Walking down "passo delle streghe", means the path of witches, you are faced with this truly striking architectural spectacle, this tower inside contains a small museum of medieval weapons, perfectly original... More 

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