Montale Tower, Third Tower, San Marino

Castle in San Marino

Montale Tower
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The Third Tower, also known as the Montale Tower, dates back to the late 13th century. Although it is the smallest in size among the towers, it played a crucial strategic role in defence due to its excellent lookout position. This fortress has a pentagonal plan and has undergone several restorations over the centuries, with the most recent one in 1935. Inside the tower, there is an 8-meter-deep dungeon known as the “bottom of the tower.” Surrounding the Montale Tower, you can see ancient large boulders of rock stacked in a primitive manner to form walls.

The section of the wall that stretches from the Second Tower to the parking lot of the ancient quarry belongs to the remains of the second city wall, which was constructed in the 13th century. The city of San Marino was fortified with three sets of walls built at different times, most of which were dismantled to allow the city to expand.

It’s important to note that the Montale Tower is not open to the public for visits, and it can only be admired from the outside.

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Visiting Montale Tower, Third Tower, San Marino





Address: Third Tower - Montale, San Marino
Duration: 10 minutes

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