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  • Monte Titano

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    See the Three Towers (le 'Tre Penne' such as the 3 feathers). The fortress was defended by these towers linked each by a wall. The view from them on the surrounding is great. The site was built to be guarded by few soldiers and in Summer the tourists are numerous. For this reason, we had to queue to walk along the wall and to climb in the towers.

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  • Historical centre

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    This palace is used as town hall and also as official Government building. It was built between 1884 and 1894 on the site of a previous building constructed at the end of the 14th century. It was restored in 1996. Some rooms of this palace are opened to visitor.

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  • Location and History

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    This is one of a handful of countries I can honestly say that I've walked across. Depending on your source, it is either the fourth or fifth smallest independent nation in the world (* - not counting islands). At a total of 61.2 square km (~23 sq mi), it is approximately 1/3 the size of Washington D.C.

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  • Size of a postage stamp

    This is one of a handful of countries I can honestly say that I've walked across.Depending on your source, it is either the fourth or fifth smallest independent nation in the world (* - not counting islands). At a total of 61.2 square km (~23 sq mi), it is approximately 1/3 the size of Washington D.C.

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  • Giardino dei Liburni.

    This is another place to rest after a long hike in San Marino. There are several stone benches, a large fountain built in the 60's ( you don't see it here; sorry.) and a cafe nearby.

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  • A small garden.

    If you like to stay ouf of the crowd or have a rest, there is a nice small garden near the Cava dei Balestrieri. It is on the way to Palazzo Pubblico.Inside this garden there are some benches and four beautiful statues.

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  • Palazzo Pubblico.

    This palace is used as town hall and also as official Government building. It was built between 1884 and 1894 on the site of a previous building constructed at the end of the 14th century. It was restored in 1996.Some rooms of this palace are opened to visitor.

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  • Statue of Liberty and Liberty Square

    The square in front of Palazzo Pubblico has been called Pianello or Piazza della Libertà. Under it there is an antique system of cisterns connected together for the collection of rain water, once used as a water reserve for the citizens of San Marino. In the center of the square stands the Statue of Liberty made by sculptor Galletti and was donated...

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  • Passport stamp

    If you take your passport with you when you visit, you can get it stamped in the Official Information office. Just pop in, present your passport and € 2,50 and ask for a tourist stamp. The lady will then place 2 San Marino postage stamps neatly on a page and then stamp them. These are the neatest visa stamps I have in my passport! Address: Contrada...

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  • Pick up an information booklet

    If you travel up to San Marino via the cable car then pick up an information booklet at the station. The booklet tells you all you need to know about San Marino along with a map so you can plan your journey.

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  • Assisi

    Goto Assisi and visit the Basilica San Francesco.We visited it one month before the earthquake which had damaged the church and the fresco. On this famous painting, San francesco receives the Christ marks.{see more on my travelogue} In an underground crypt, there is the Santa Clara's relic kept by the religious order she created. A nun receives...

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  • TheThree Towers

    See the Three Towers (le 'Tre Penne' such as the 3 feathers). The fortress was defended by these towers linked each by a wall.The view from them on the surrounding is great.The site was built to be guarded by few soldiers and in Summer the tourists are numerous. For this reason, we had to queue to walk along the wall and to climb in the towers.

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  • San Marinos Coat-of-arms

    The official coat-of-arms of the Republic San Marino is made of a crown (the symbolf of sovereignity) with a pearl and a cross on the top. On a blue background of the coat-of-arms are three green hills and on top of them three silver towers. From each one an ostrich feather sticks out. Left and right from are two branches. On the left is...

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  • San Marino's Flag

    San Marinos flag is made of two ribbons. The upper one is white as the symbol of peace, the lower one is azure as the symbol of freedom. In the middle is the republics coat-of-arms. Nobody knows when was this flag used for the first time. It's asumed it was introduced at the end of 18th century.

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  • Palazzo Pubblico

    The building that is today one of the little Republic's symbols, stands on the place where years ago was established the old Palace, called Domus Magna Comunis, that was built at the end of the XIV centuries.The new Palazzo Pubblico or Palazzo Governativo, was built between 1884 and1894 by the architect Francesco Azzurri, following the style of the...

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  • Walls Arch

    San Marino is surrounded by three lots of town-walls and three towers, constructed at different times and in a large part demolished to permit the continual expansion of the city. Every tower has its own name. In this picture you can imagine how the walls are, looking at the piece of walls that connects the second tower, called "La Cesta" or...

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  • Coins with a history...

    San Marino is not one of the member nations of the European Union, but it uses the Euro as it's legal tender.It actually has it's own coins (but not notes) with various historical buildings on them. As it can only issue coins in relation to the population of the country, it follows that San Marino coins are compartively rare.A full set of them...

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  • castel on the rock

    The way to the 3 towers are very nice, but you need convenient shoes. When I was there the weather was great. The views are really great there.

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  • Welcome To The Ancient Land Of Freedom!

    Just the title I used for my San Marino page:)) Why?? Well, I did not invent this slogan myself. In fact, it greets the numerous visitors the tiny state surrounded by Italy get each year. The sense and importance of the slogan can be estimated from the following fact. San Marino was, in fact, the first state on Earth to adopt the republic as its...

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  • Visit the three castles on top of the...

    visit the top of the mountain (Mount Titano), with the three towered castles... The picture was taken in an early spring day, after a snow fall (yes, sometimes we get snow in San Marino in winter time, and let me tell you, it makes it a really "magic" place....)

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  • The Palazzo Pubblico arose...

    The Palazzo Pubblico arose at the site of the Domus Comunis Magna and it is likely that it was constructed between 1380 and 1392 and has been repaired on various occasions. During the second half of the 800's the Palazzo Vecchio had the aspect of a building of the 600's: on the 17/05/1884 the first stone of the actual palace was put into place,...

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  • call_me_rhia's General Tip

    the oldest republic San Marino, apparently, is the oldest republic established on our planet. Legend (or history?) has it that it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marinus on 3 September 301 A.D. It's a very small country, the third smallest in the world, with an area of 61.2 sq km: in this few kilometres there are 9 municipalities:...

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  • Go to the fort, try limoncello...

    Go to the fort, try limoncello (I didn't like it but you still have to try it and decide for yourself) and just walk around. It's such a beautiful scenery from up there.

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  • When on the Rimini highway...

    When on the Rimini highway crossing the border from Italy into the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, the first reaction is one of jet lag. Suddenly you are back in suburban America, with shopping malls, neon signs, and electronics and computer stores. From sedate Italian countryside you are suddenly bombarded with multicolored lights and dreary...

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  • Without a doubt, you must...

    Without a doubt, you must visit the two tower fortresses. It is alot of walking up steep hills, but standing there looking at the view...it is unforgettable. Buy a ticket for one or both towers, visit of just one tower is about 2 Euros, and both towers just over 3 euros. I highly recommend visiting at least the two towers, which is incredible. the...

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  • This map shows the location of...

    This map shows the location of San Marino, enclaved by Italia.San Marino lies on the border between the regions Emilia-Romagna and Marche, close to Rimini and the Adriatic coast.

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  • If it happens to you to be...

    If it happens to you to be around the city all around midday, you could end up watching some kitch events like the chamging of the guards....

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  • Sharrie's General Tip

    Ahhhhh, take a picture with the police. Isn't he cute & adorable! Very friendly people, the San Marinos.

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  • Bask yourself in this...

    Bask yourself in this sunshine-filled & touristy state, enjoy fiesta & just relax in the splendid view of the mountains & the coast.

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  • Visit the Old City Fortresses....

    Visit the Old City Fortresses. There are three of them - You can see them on the country symbol. The first Tower, Guiata

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  • You've payed for the ticket...

    You've payed for the ticket near 10$ and its time to acquaint with its inhabinace.Lets start...that is the fatest man in the world.

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  • A bit of general...

    A bit of general information;The Republic Of San Marino is a small republic on the slopes of Mount Titano. This is between the Romagna and Marche regions in central Italy. The Republic is surrounded by the Republic of Italy on all sides. It is 61 square kilometres and this makes it the third smallest republic in the world (the Vatican and Monaco...

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  • In the early 4th century AD...

    In the early 4th century AD Saint Marinus and a group of Christians settled, according to legend, in the area in order to escape persecution. By the 12th century San Marino had developed into a commune which was ruled by its own laws. This commune was able to stay independent because of its isolation and its mountain fortresses. It was also...

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  • A 1700 YEARS OLD,...

    A 1700 YEARS OLD, REVOLUTION-FREE REPUBLIC: SAN MARINO AND ITS HISTORYThe ancient paving stones, leading up to the entrance of the GOVERNMENT BUILDING carry no traces of the great historical figures who once passed that way.And yet the memory still lingers of one of the greatest of them all: NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.As he passed through, the defenceless...

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  • The Republic of San Marino is...

    The Republic of San Marino is a little State placed inside the Italy. It's pretty nice because there you can feel the Medieval time, with its castles, its walls, its shops...it's fantastic.

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  • Feel the cosmopolitic scent of...

    Feel the cosmopolitic scent of San Marino. Despite of its proud independent history, nowadays San Marino is very tourist-oriented, and hence, the cosmopolitic republic. Although Italian Lires are official monetary unit in San Marino, the local law does not set an Italian VAT. So, prices in all the shops are lower than in neighbour Italian towns...

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  • Walk on its streets, not just...

    Walk on its streets, not just souvenirs and other shops that are plenty these places. Medieval walls, narrow spiraled streets - everything is fine and pleasant. Look at this town-wall. It looks like a bastion, a dungeon. Actually, it is (or was, if someone is an eagerly modern-minded person) a bastion.

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San Marino Hotels

  • Cesare

    Located in the heart of the medieval city, it is the best place for sightseeing you can imagine. It...

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  • Grand Hotel San Marino

    Viale Antonio Onofri 31

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Joli

    Viale Federico D'Urbino 36 B, San Marino, 47890, s

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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