San Marino - Guard of the Rock over The Guaita fortress


San Marino - Guard of the Rock over The Guaita fortress San Marino - Guard of the Rock over The Guaita fortress
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General Description The Guard of the Rock is a front-line military unit in the San Marino armed forces, a state border patrol, with responsibility for patrolling borders and defending them. In their role as Fortress Guards they are responsible for guarding the Palazzo Pubblico in San Marino City, the seat of national Government.
The Guaita fortress is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano, and the most famous. It was built in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms.
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