San Marino – Fortress of Guaita and Borgo Maggiore
Guaita is one of three peaks which overlooks the city of San Marino, the capital of San Marino. The other two are De La Fratta and Montale.
Fortress of Guaita
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. 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 something of a layered wafer cake covered in chocolate.
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lousat (71397) 2013-09-11 10:20
Ciao Romano,la panoramica è davvero stupenda,ben composta con la fortezza decentrata come una mamma che guarda al paese sottostante,ottimi i colori ed i dettagli,manca un po' di brillantezza e contrasto.Buona serata,Luciano
krzychu30 (15260) 2013-09-11 10:22
delightful panoramic picture taken from a high POV.I must say it provides us with really breathtaking view over the whole area.The light and colors are exceptional and definitely contribute to so successful perception of your composition.
ikeharel (51455) 2013-09-11 10:24
Buona sera Romano,
Magnificent sight of the high castle over the town and valley bellow.
Excelent chosen POV, great light and clear view upon.
The San-Marino cliff well positoned off-center to let the viewer comprehend the height and the vast landscape around.
Salute & arrivederci,
jemaflor (79958) 2013-09-11 10:39
A beautiful composition with the fortress in a focal point and the village in the bottom of the valley, good sharpness maybe more brightness would be interesting for the presentation.
holmertz (36429) 2013-09-11 10:54
This is a fantastic view and you found a perfect POV. It's astonishing to be able to combine this fairytale medieval fortress on the top of the mountain and the modern city on the plain in the same photo. The colours are strong and warm and the light is exceptional.
dta (62348) 2013-09-11 10:59
Ciao Romano ,
De ce point de vue bien choisi , on peut constater la situation spectaculaire de cette forteresse en équibre au bord de la falaise , et qui domine de très haut le village aux toits rouges .
Silvio1953 (115063) 2013-09-11 12:23
Ciao Romano, inquadratura favolosa con la fortezza ben disposta e vista mozzafiato della valle, tra le più belle che io abbia mai visto di un luogo pur fotografatissimo, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (3888) 2013-09-11 13:50
The wide, panoramic view of the visible details in the valley,over the castle on the rock. Nice view! Place is great. Your magnificent presentation is very good. Regards
carlo62 (26816) 2013-09-11 15:35
da questa foto è molto evidente la scelta di costruire il castello su quella roccia, la vista è incredibilmente vasta.
Ottima composizione, ben posizionato il castello che lascia molto spazio al bellissimo panorama.
npecanhuk (60132) 2013-09-11 16:29
Very beautiful view!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (72206) 2013-09-11 22:39
Ciao Romano, it is a loud wooow picture. Awesome view of the rock and a town below. Amazing fortress on a steep high mountain. simply stunning shot.
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-09-11 23:50
Great shot of the town from high above.Good lights,colors and sharpness.TFS.
cargus (8018) 2013-09-12 0:39
Impressive panorama of the site. picture is well done with a perfect blend of color, brightness and contrast.
claudeD (30131) 2013-09-12 1:05
very fine landscpae picture from Italy showing this very interesting scenery. I like your high pov and excellent dof you have realized here.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (29153) 2013-09-12 2:13
spectacular view! Fantastic point of view and composition to demonstrate the great location of the fortress. It seems the prisoners had the best view in the country, assuming that they had windows of course. Lovely natural colors on a beautiful day.
timecapturer (44389) 2013-09-12 2:58
iconic view of San Marino and one that demonstrates the fortress's dominance of the area and is beautifully detailed. A classic execution and presentation. Like it a lot!
mariposa (782) 2013-09-12 3:14
Romano, your picture is a pure definition of how San Marino looks like. The amazing view and the suitable composition that you have presented here are spectacular. Very well done! :)
ChrisJ (94348) 2013-09-12 3:40
Maybe a little more brightness and contrast, but what a spectacular view! Good sharpness and realistic looking colour with excellent framing and composition. Here the rule of thirds doesn't apply as the sky scraping castle at left steals the show. Tfs!
dkmurphys (45827) 2013-09-12 5:06
Very beautiful panorama, a spectacular place well captured in your image. Good work.
Have a fine afternoon.
saxo042 (36674) 2013-09-12 8:51
This is a stunning view! Far below we see some red roofs that add a contrasting colour. The castle on top of the hill is nicely positioned in the picture and there is a very attractive depth here!
Nicou (115244) 2013-09-12 9:00
quel panorama et vue sueprbe quel château dominant sur son éperon rocheux et la vue le village en fond sueprbe compo et image.
Bravo et amitié
daddo (22350) 2013-09-12 17:20
Ciao Romano di Roma. A magnificent panorama and what a well chosen POV and a nicely balanced composition where the concentrated force on the left is balanced by the generous expanse on the right.Very nice natural colours. Ciao. Klaudio.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2013-09-12 20:32
Romano,ho grandi ricordi di questo bellissimo posto, un posto molto elegante con la natura bellissima, strade pittoresche e case e una bellissima atmosfera tranquilla
un luogo meraviglioso nella natura vale la pena visitare e godere di tutto ciò che si mostra nella tua immagine e si spiega nella tua nota
mi caro amico ti ringrazio di cuore per i tuoi bei commenti
sei sempre così gentile
Noel_Byrne (20073) 2013-09-13 4:29
Brilliant emphasis on the height of this tower, soaring way above the town below. And we can see such great details on the tower, while still enjoying the vast open space presented by the town itself. The misty distance makes this quite magical.
All the best
gervaso (9339) 2013-09-13 4:34
What a great place to build a fortress! The view from there must be wonderful, and from this POV where you took the picture is even better! Excellent framing, and excellent depth in the image! Wonderful composition!
amaryllis (33426) 2013-09-13 23:27
Une photo impressionnante de cette forteresse qui domine toute la ville, une visite à ne pas manquer et de plus une petite marche à pied pour arriver jusqu'à celle ci...quoique la route y mène je pense...mais y monter en randonnant cela doit être superbe
Une belle perspective sur tout l'ensemble et de la haut le panorama doit être merveilleux.
Merci de cette présentation qui incite a découvrir cette forteresse et alentours
Bon week end
willperrett (5642) 2013-09-14 7:51
Stunning landscape, and beautifully composed. I have to agree with Jean (Jemaflor) that the contrast needs boosting a little, as this out-of-the-camera (?) version is a little flat. I also note there is significant noise in the sky, which Jean's WS has only accentuated, so maybe it wasn't such a good idea of his after all!
abmdsudi (38812) 2013-09-14 8:56
Fabulous high vantage point with good scale ref, the composition is excellent sweeping the eyes down the valley onto the horizon, The extensive depth gives the effect of vastness while the fortress catches the attention strengthening the whole shot. Indeed there's so much intricate detail to savour in this an awe-inspiring capture. Clarity is great, well managed exposure and tones, Well done.
macjake (51348) 2013-09-14 11:18
am i totally ignorant? but i've never heard of this place before...
great photo! Its fantastic to see the tall height on the left then the long falloff on the bottom right - its a smart way to create so much depth.
nice photo indeed! really enjoy this one, and i'd like to see it for myself in person!
annjackman (17505) 2013-09-16 8:17
This is an awesome view of San Marino with the towering fortress placed to the side of the frame. The sharpness of the fortress and the houses is splendid and I like the haze in the BG with interesting layers of blue sky.
Kind Regards, Ann