Fun things to do in San Marino

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    Nice modern building outside town

    by shavy Written Nov 15, 2014

    Just outside, this Italian embassy has attractive building. Next to it there is a statue probably from a famous person in history. If you drove out from pedestrian area, the road you'll take will bring you here.

    It is nothing special but if you step out the car and have looked closer to the statue, it's explains everything but is only in Italian. On the other side of the building, stood a statue of Melchore. I don't know him, but why is he stands here, probably also one of the known person from the history of this place. I should have learn more about the history of San Marino

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    The old train carriage

    by shavy Written Nov 15, 2014

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    Just outside the city as we drove out and heading back to Italy. We pass to this old carriage standing just outside the tunnel. I step out the car and have a look around it. I notice the carriage is connecting to electric socket. I presume he is on charging

    The train carriages had a distinctive appearance, being liveried in the national colours of San Marino, blue and white layered horizontally, the service offered is first class and third class seats, not sure what happened to 2nd class. There is also a 1.5 km aerial tramway connecting the city of San Marino on top of Monte Titano with Borgo Maggiore, a major town in the republic.

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    Roundabout

    by shavy Updated Nov 15, 2014

    As we drove out the city we passed to this roundabout which I find it interesting, below the city wall. There is a statue of a horse stood in the middle of this roundabout. Flowers planted around it. It gives a destruction of motorists. A symbol of horse, I have no idea why this horse statue stands here

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    The city stairs

    by shavy Written Nov 15, 2014

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    The city is walled and protected by the three castle. The big castle on the hill is full of stairs banisters, rickety walls and degrading pathways.The only way to get from one place to the other is through stairs or steep street or taking the cable car.

    For the inhabitants in this city they were use to the stairs, but as a visitors is a long way to go down/up. Besides, if you taking the stair and look behind, you'll see some nice view well worth it. Fortunately they have a modern wide staircase made of, so it is doable for everyone

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    Discover the maze streets

    by shavy Written Nov 15, 2014

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    The city is small enough to stroll around, and is a nice place to walk where you discover in every corner the architectural building. Visiting in the winter is less crowded, I can't imagine how the city like in the summer time.

    It is bit cold and windy during our walk, and we enjoy strolling around. The city is surrounded by a wall and three distinct towers. The historic center of San Marino is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    The Three Towers of San Marino are the symbol of the city. The towers date from the 11th, 13th and 14th centuries and are at different heights of Monte Titano. Wandering around brings you back in the middle ages. Spend at a night in the city. If you want to discover the place on the a night time

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    Wandering around

    by shavy Written Nov 14, 2014

    Besides, the three towers of Citta di San Marino. Wandering around is no doubt be overwhelmed by the impressive buildings, castles, churches, monasteries, plazas, museums, buildings, monuments and a landscape that goes with this.

    The city is very small which is very easy to walk around. Is pedestrianized area. The city has special historical value which every traveler appreciated. And is really worth to visit. You always discover small things during your wandered

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    Palazzo Pubblico

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    This is one of the most visited attractions in San Marino. This impressive palace is in the middle of the old town center of Piazza della Liberta and is often seen as a national symbol of San Marino

    A building was placed in the 14th century at this place called Domus Magna comunis. This building, however, was demolished in the 19th century because is danger of collapse. If, in 1884 began construction of the current Palazzo Pubblico, which came to completion in 1894.

    To date, the palace is still in use as well as City Hall parliament building. All official state occasions addition consummated here. The palace is also partially open to visitors. In front of the palace is also the statue of liberty of San Marino. This image of a woman with a sword at the waist and a spear in his hand wearing a crown in the shape of the Three Towers of San Marino.

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    La Cesta the second tower

    by shavy Updated Nov 14, 2014

    You can easily visit to the three towers, started from the first tower, then continue walk to two towers. The second castle Il Cesta is beautifully situated with impressive views over the surrounding countryside. Cesta tower is the highest point in Italy San Marino with 755 meters.

    The Cesta comes from the 13th century but was repeatedly renovated and restored. The museum of ancient weapons can now be found at the castle. You can find an extensive collection of weapons that have been used over the centuries for the defense of San Marino Italy.

    There is a collection of approximately 535 prehistoric weapons and 1,500 weapons from the Middle Ages and beyond. Swords, hatchets and guns but also harnesses, helmets and many other historical objects can be admired here.

    Entrance Fee: 3,00 euros / person
    Including visit to the First Tower: 4,50 euros
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    From January 02 to 07 June: 9 am- 5 pm
    From June 08 to September 13: hours 8 am - 8 pm
    From 14 September to 31 December: 9am - 5 pm
    Closed: January 1, Nov. 2 (afternoon) and December 25

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    Guaita tower overlooking the city

    by shavy Updated Nov 14, 2014

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    There are three towers in San Marino. This is the first fortress "La Guaita". The fortress was built in the 11th century and changed in the 15th century. The location on an extremely steep slope is in one word very impressive. The watchtower Torre della Penna, offers a fantastic view over the plain to the Adriatic coast and the Apennijnen Monte Carpegna.

    This tower is the main tower of the three towers. This tower with its buildings and long double city walls is located in the center of San Marino and therefore most visited by tourists. This tower served as the main army and conquered many times over the years. A part of the building until 1970 served as a prison.

    This tower with its outbuildings is accessible to tourists. Thus, one can include the chapel, the guns, the city walls and the former prison visit. You could also enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of San Marino.

    Entrance Fee: 3,00 euros / person including visit to the Second Tower: 4,50 euros
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    From January 02 to 07 June: 9 am - 5 pm
    From June 08 to September 13: hours 8 am to 8 pm
    Closed: January 1, Nov. 2 (afternoon) and December 25

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    Cesta Fortress

    by traveldave Updated Aug 14, 2010

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    Cesta Fortress was built in the thirteenth century on Fratta, Monte Titano's highest peak. In 1956 the Museum of Ancient Arms was established in the fortress. The museum features over 700 pieces, including spears and lances, side arms, firearms, bows and arrows, crossbows, and coats of armor, all dating from the Middle Ages to about 1800.

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    The Fortress of Guaita

    by traveldave Updated Aug 14, 2010

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    Early inhabitants of San Marino constructed three fortresses known as the Three Towers of San Marino on each of the three summits of Monte Titano.

    The Fortress of Guaita was constructed in the tenth century on the second-tallest summit, also called Guaita. It is the oldest of the three towers and is therfore one of the oldest ancient fortifications on the Italian peninsula. The fortress originally served as a watch tower and a refuge for the local inhabitants during seiges. Over the centuries, the fortress was reinforced many times. It took on its present appearance in the second half of the fifteenth century, and its gabled roof was added during the sixteenth century. After having been the seat of various military institutions, some of its cells were used as a prison from the late eighteenth century up to 1970.

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    Monte Titano

    by traveldave Updated Aug 14, 2010

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    The dominant geological feature of San Marino is Monte Titano, a limestone outlier of the Apennine Mountains with three summits, the highest of which is 2,457 feet (749 meters) in elevation. The three peaks are called Guaita, Cesta, and Montale. Legend has it that Saint Marinus founded San Marino upon these peaks. Early inhabitants built protective ramparts around the settlement that would become the capital city of San Marino. The streets in the capital are cobbled and crooked due to the steep terrain.

    The three peaks of Monte Titano are topped by the Three Towers of San Marino, which are iconic symbols of the tiny country. They are featured on the country's flag and coat of arms. San Marino is even famous for a cake called La Torta di Tre Monti, the Cake of the Three Peaks. It is a layered cake covered in chocolate.

    The view from Monte Titano takes in the entire country of San Marino, and encompasses the cliffs of the mountain, the villages of Serravalle and Falciano, the cultivated Italian countryside, and the Adriatic Sea on the horizon. The scenic overlook is next to the Piazza della Libertà, and is about 2,001 feet (610 meters) above the fields and villages below.

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    Views

    by littlebush Written Dec 13, 2009

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    The best part of San Marino for me was the views and the fortress walls
    There are museums to see although i didnt go in any
    It was just nice to walk around the whole of the old town and look at the scenary and also the small winding streets

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    NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SAN MARINO

    by Cyberlinus Written Dec 30, 2008

    December 31st

    From 10 pm onwards in Piazza Sant’Agata and Piazzale Lo Stradone
    On New Year’s Eve, a great open-air party to welcome in the New Year, in Piazza Sant’Agata starting at 10 pm, with music, traditional dishes, midnight toast and a fantastic fireworks display to welcome the New Year.

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    THE CHRISTMAS OF WONDERS IN SAN MARINO

    by Cyberlinus Written Dec 30, 2008

    December - Early January

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    “Christmas Full of Wonders” is an opportunity to invite holidaymakers to San Marino in an atmosphere completely different to that of the summer, lesser known perhaps, but not because of this any less fascinating and exciting.
    Every year, from the Advent to the Epiphany, the great Christmas tradition is celebrated in San Marino in the magic atmosphere of the old-city centre, with the quaint quarters lit up with lights and enhanced with decorations.
    A packed calendar of events for December: the traditional Christmas Market with lots of gift ideas and inviting proposals, from objets d’art to crafts right up to gastronomy and animated games for adults and children alike.
    And to live the real spirit of Christmas, there will be Christmas concerts, Gospel singing in the Teatro Titano, on 26 December, and the by now traditional New Year’s Concert, always in the Teatro Titano with the San Marino Military Band.
    On New Year’s Eve, a great open-air party to welcome in the New Year, in Piazza Sant’Agata starting at 10 pm, with traditional dishes, midnight toast and a fantastic fireworks display.
    San Marino also provides the chance to stay in the world’s oldest Republic at bargain prices, with holiday and wine and food packages, great menus and theme delights .

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