Montale (San Marino)

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Montale tower

Montale is one of three peaks which overlook the city of San Marino, the capital of the Republic of San Marino. The other two are De La Fratta and Guaita.

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Montale is the smallest of the three peaks of Monte Titano. The tower on the peak was constructed in the 14th century. Unlike the other two towers constructed on the mount, Montale is not open to the public. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms of San Marino. It is thought to have been constructed to give protection against the increasing power of the Malatesta family in that region.[1] It was also used as a prison, and accordingly, the only entrance to the tower is a door about seven metres from ground level, which was common for prison architecture of the time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montale (Third Tower)". www.zainoo.com. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Terza Torre (Montale)". www.visitsanmarino.com. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°55′48″N 12°27′09″E / 43.9301°N 12.4526°E / 43.9301; 12.4526