Cesta Tower

Cesta Tower, City of San Marino: Address, Phone Number, Cesta Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Cesta Tower
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,675 contributions
Oct 2019
Guaita, Cesta ( Fratta ) and the Montale Tower are the three fortress, simbol of Monte Titano ( Mount Titan ), defensive bulwarks of the liberty, so sacred to the San Marino population. It is wonderful to stand in front of the fortress and imagine its invincible role over many years. After sightseeing the Guaita fortress by the narrow passage of the Passo delle Streghe (means Passage of the Witches) , we continued to the second tower of Frata or Cesta. The Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits. A Museum of Archaic Arms to honour Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower and showcases over 1,550 weapons dating from the Medieval Era including: sidearms, spears and lances, firearms, bows and arrows, crossbows and coats of armour. During the Crusades in the 13th century, a second tower was built on the other tip of Monte Titano to protect and strengthen the defenses of the old part of the city. The Second Tower housed the Fortification Guards Division as well as some prison cells. As with the first tower also from this is the beautiful view of the valley and to Rimini.
Written January 21, 2020
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,434 contributions
Aug 2019
This tower is a bit less impressive than the first one (Guaita), but it also has spectacular views and, additionally, - a museum room with medieval weapons. We bought a ticket that includes the visit to both towers. It costs only €6,50 per person which is almost free for such an activity and such views and knowing how much they usually charge in Italy to go up any tower. Don’t skip on towers! They were our favorite part in San Marino!
Written August 28, 2019
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travelskip
sugarloaf108 contributions
Oct 2011 • Solo
san marino is the third smallest country in the world and driving there is a very beautiful
scenic ride. take the train to rimini, italy where you can board a bus to san marino. the
last stop is atop the mountain (very high hill) where the three towers are. you can trek to
all three towers within 90 minutes or less. the views are surreal. the first and second
towers are open to the public while the third, smallest tower is just a lone tower and not
open to the public but the walk ts pleasant. the entrance fee is 4.5 euros and well worth
it for the two towers as the third one is free.
Written November 3, 2011
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Flyer
WashingtonDC1,428 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
The Cesta tower, to me, has better views than the First Tower of the other Towers as well of the surrounding landscape. The Cesta tower and its walkways and underpasses is actually more of a maze than First Tower, which makes it more fun to visit!

However, what the Second Tower lacks is any museum or historical context as to why the Cesta tower was built and when and what its purposes have been throughout the years. You also cannot climb up Cesta like how you can in the First Tower, so keep that in mind.

But beyond a doubt, this is a must-do in San Marino and is easily accessible from the First Tower as well as the P7 parking lot. There is nothing to see, really, at the Third Tower, but you can access the path to it from the Cesta tower.
Written August 17, 2012
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sarapishock
Henley-on-Thames, UK142 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The second tower had a great historical weapons and armor collection as well as beautiful views. As the cost is only EUR3.50, this is definitely a bargain and provides a bit of background to the history. If you choose one of the towers, definitely would recommend this one.
Written June 7, 2019
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK653 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This tower gives you great views of the first and third and of the whole city - by far the best of the three. For those into their weaponry, there is also the armoury museum with weapons dating from the Roman period right up until the 1700's and 1800's. You have to go through this on the tour route. There are plenty of walls and rooms to explore and the high access is much more accessible than the first tower. If you only want to do one - do this one.
Written October 30, 2017
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TorontoJK
Toronto, Canada2,007 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 time in the shops and museums down below. Climbing the multitude of steps and ladders in the towers, hiking the trail between them, and enjoying the panoramic views kept us occupied for the full day, though we did have time see the Changing of the Guard and to get our passports stamped.
Written July 17, 2014
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rbravo
Sweden360 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
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 buy a duo ticket and visit the two towers. Just remember to follow the main path, as the other paths could be challenging.
Written September 15, 2013
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Neil L
Edinburgh, UK628 contributions
Dec 2019
The tower may not be as impressive as the first, but the museum and lookout make it more interesting in many ways. It's included in the 5 museum ticket.
Written December 22, 2019
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oddwomanout
Newton Stewart, UK51 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The towers need a lot of energy - you have to climb steep wooden
staircases and come down backwards in some cases. But the views are extraordinary!
Written May 26, 2019
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