San Marino is in the unusual position of hosting a Formula One Grand prix every year´since 1980.
I was actually in San Marino during the 2003 Gran prix, and sure enough there was a Ferrarri in the main square.
Unfortunately it was last years car, the driver and the actual race were at Imola in Italy a few miles away.
As Bernie Ecclestones worldwide circus continues to find new venues to use (or rather to seek out places that allow tobacco sponsorship) the San Marino Grand Prix may well be lost as there already is an Italian Grand Prix every year at Monza.
UPDATE : sorry, its now history - amybe it could get the 'European grand prix' gig sometime.
On the walk up to the Castle you will pass a delightful little area where you can look down from high walls onto a patch of grass that is used for archery.
It comes into it's own during the very tourist-orientated 'Medieval days' that usually are put on at the end of August.
You maybe lucky enough to see some competition of practice going on at other times of the year.
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Like Monaco, another small country, San Marino hosts a Formula One Grand Prix race once a year. How can they do it? Actually the event takes place at the Imola circuit in Italy.
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