T71A T71B & T71C “Three Towers”

I’m asked why I’m not featuring Ham Radio more? Because it’s a CB blog and mostly because some of the subjects and items I’m not all that keen on. But having been in San Marino 🇸🇲 and finding it a superb place then why not promote an event on amateur radio from there? The details are below. The event is to activate the three towers of San Marino.

1 Guaita – First Tower ­ T71A

2 The Guaita is the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous. It was constructed in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. It was rebuilt numerous times and reached its current form in the 15th century during the war fought between San Marino and the House of Malatesta.

3 Cesta – Second Tower ­ T71B

4 The Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits. A museum to honor Saint

5 Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower and showcases over 1,550 weapons dating from the Medieval Era to the modern day. It was constructed in the 13th century on the remains of an older Roman fort.

6 Montale – Third Tower ­ T71C

7 The Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits. Unlike the other towers, this one is not open to the public. It was constructed in the 14th century. It is thought to have been constructed to give protection against the increasing power of the Malatesta family in that region. 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.

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