Sunday, 19 August 2012

First Tower, San Marino

One more card from Europe for today, this time from San Marino. This one arrived with absolutely AMAZING stamps!

The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located in the small European country of San Marino. Located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, also called San Marino, they are depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. San Marino also has a cake known as La Torta Di Tre Monti (Cake of the Three Mountains/Towers), as a symbol for the area, it is a layered wafer cake covered in chocolate. On this postcard you can see the First Tower (Guiata), the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous. It was constructed in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison.

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