Beautiful Places in San Marino
The lengthy ridge of Mount Titano crowns three fortresses, with the town of San Marino clustered at the foot of its walls. Rocca Guaita, built in the 11th century, is the first and early part of the fortress. For a bit, it acted as a gaol and was renovated several times for different reasons until it achieved the form we see today.
The highest point for miles, Mount Titano, 739 meters high, commands breathtaking views from each of its three towers. The view stretches northwest to the Apennines and east to the Rimini peninsula, and to the coast of Dalmatia on a clear day across the Adriatic.
In the late 1800s, the architect Francesco Azzurri designed the Neo-Gothic Government House (Palazzo Pubblico) with its square crenellated tower and built it in stone on Mount Titano. The façade is decorated with the Republic and its four municipalities’ coats of arms.