Torre Cesta

San Marino

Dominating the skyline and offering superb views towards Rimini and the coast, the Cesta castle dates from the 13th century and sits atop 750m Monte Titano. Today you can walk its ramparts and peep into its four-room museum devoted to medieval armaments.

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The oldest and largest of San Marino's castles, Torre Guaita dates from the 11th century. It was still being used as a prison as recently as 1975.

2. Museo di Stato

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San Marino's best museum by far is the well laid out if disjointed state museum, which displays art, history, furniture and cultural objects.

3. Palazzo Pubblico

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4. Changing of the Guard

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5. Castel Sismondo

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6. Arco di Augusto

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7. Teatro Amintore Galli

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8. Palazzo del Podestà

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