As such a large part of San Marino's national income is associated with the tourist industry its not too surprising to find that most of the shops are selling various things for tourists. From wooden clocks to expensive watches, and from tourist tack to fashion clothes there are so many to choose from.
We are not shoppers but if you are it is worth spending some money here!We purchased leather wallets, hand bags and loads of whisky for our entire Europe trip.It was all cheaper than any duty free shop.
Prices for items such as disposable cameras and batteries are cheaper in San Marino than they are in Italy. This is partly because in San Marino you don't have to pay the 20% IVA (sales tax) that you have to pay in Italy.
If you're into stamps and coins then head for this small shop on Piazza Garibaldi. Unfortunately due to demand they don't have any sets of San Marino euro coins.
Open: 8:15am-1pm Mon-Fri, 3pm-5pm Mon & Thur
In the picture, you see a buildings with an arcade, have jewellery and souvenir shops inside... Usually Bologna has this kind of architecture.. And you can go out without getting wet in a rainy weather... And it protects you from sunlight...
There are some jeweller shops in San Marino.
I liked this place very much as every normal girl, but didn't come in inside.....
Why?....I'm sure you know answer...
Maybe it was not a gold, but looked very nice....
The obvious thing to do in the Republic is shop for souveniers and hike up to San Marino's three castles, two of which can be explored, the third of which can only be viewed from the outside. The views here are spectacular, overlooking the other towns of the Republic and the Italian countryside beyond. However, there is more to San Marino than panoramic views and souvenier shops. In the second of San Marino's castles is a Museum of Medieval Armarments that is small but well worth exploring. With its collection of suits of armor and crossbows all in a castle setting, the museum is quite fun. Upon returning to the city, the State Museum is definitely worth visiting. This is truly the gem of the Republic, offering a surprisingly diverse collection despite its small size. The highlight here is the collection of Byzantine icons, ranging from the early Medieval period to the late Renaissance. Also worth a look is the Museum of Immigration, which tells the story of San Marino's diaspora. (It is a little known fact that the largest population of Sammarinese outside of the Republic is in the Detroit area, where the immigrants have been employed as construction workers and stonemasons.) Also, worth a visit is San Marino's Roman Catholic Bascillica. Although somewhat unremarkable from the outside, the interior is quite splendid and includes artwork featuring the Republic's founder and patron, Saint Marinus. San Marino's parliament building - the Palace of the Republic - is also open for tours, however as much of the building is off limits to all but government officials, it will not take long to visit. The main attraction is the parliament chamber, with its mural of Saint Marinus, located on the upper level. Also, during the spring, summer and autumn months, in good weather, there is a changing of the guard ceremony in front of the parliament building every half hour beginning at 9:00 am and going till 6:00 pm. The soldiers in their colorful uniforms are definitely worth a few pictures. Beyond all of this, the other towns in the Republic are worth a visit. Not so much for their activities or splendor as for their quiet small town atmosphere and quaint buildings and town squares. To be certain, not every little town in the Republic is worth seeing, and the 'neon mile' at the entrance to the Republic from Rimini should be avoided as a soul destroying experience for all but the most committed shopper. However, a few of these little towns are hidden gems, especially Borgo Maggiore, Serravalle, Monte Giardino, and Domagnano.
If you are a wine person, or just have some friends who drink alcoholic liquids, Do not miss the opportunity to buy alcohol from San Marino shops. There are plenty of them, and most of them organizes presentations for tourist groups on their language. You can taste drinks before you buy. Muscato wine, grappa, chianti are all worth to be bought and drunk or presented to friends!
In small shops you can find some presents for your friends.
As every normal woman for me was really hard to leave these places. It looks like museum of nice things for house
San Marino is famous by it's liquers and not only.So, if you need to make a present from Italy , just enter a shop : you'll be surprised by great variety of nice fings and prices!