Posted by: koolwine | March 9, 2019

San Marino: San Marino

San Marino: Ancient Land of Liberty
By Marino Cardinali
Published by ITALCARDS, 1988.
127 pgs.

Genre: Travel Guide

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On top of Mount Titano rise the Three Fortresses or Towers-Guaita, Cesta and Montale-which during the past centuries defended San Marino’s freedom and independence.

They were never taken by storm and when they were seriously damaged and nearly wrecked it was only because of the negligence of the Republic’s inhabitants. In fact they even plundered their walls in order to take stones which were employed to pave streets and to build houses.

Only when a national spirit was revived, at the beginning of this century, did they start the restoration works were finished in the late 20s. Today the impressiveness of these buildings, which can be seen even from the sea, is a matter of pride for San Marino and every year they draw millions of tourists from all over the world.

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