Friday, March 9, 2012

A Postcard from San Marino: First tower


Postcard
San Marino is the oldest state in Europe, and the third smallest country in Europe, when compared to the Vatican and Monaco.

According to tradition, it was founded in 301 AD when a Christian stonemason named Marinus the Dalmatian fled the island of Arbe to escape the anti-Christian Roman Emperor Diocletian. Marinus hid on the peak of Mount Titano and founded a small community of people following their Christian beliefs.

The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located in San Marino. The First Tower, a souvenir from the Middle Ages, built directly on the rock with no foundation, dates back to the tenth century.

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1 comments:

lostforwords101 said...

This one is breathtaking! Beautiful.

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