Sunday, July 21, 2013

San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

San Marino, a small country surrounded by Italy, claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. The historic centre of its capital, city of San Marino, together with the Monte Titano which is the highest peak of the country, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The most famous landmarks of the country maybe the three towers located in the mountain, which are also depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. Many thanks to my Italian friend Matteo, for sending these beautiful postcards from San Marino, much appreciated! Cesta, the second tower which is located on the highest of Monte Titano's summits, is shown on the first card. You can see other towers, as well as some main sights such as the Basilica di San Marino and the Palazzo Pubblico which are depicted on the following cards. And a member of Guard of the Rock will sure attract your eye too!