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Discovering San Marino: A UNESCO World Heritage Site
"You will discover the Republic of San Marino the most ancient European Republic founded in the 4th century AD.An enclave situated only 20 km from the Romagna Riviera and 100 km from beautiful Ravenna the Republic sits 700 meters above sea level on Mount Titano located on the Central Apennines Mountains.The historic center of the Republic of San Marino is in every part a living monument inscribed as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 2008.Each year the Republic of San Marino is visited by millions of tourists from all over the world. Throughout the pedestrian island
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Half-day Guided tour of Mantua City Centre and Ducal Palace
"Mantua is surrounded by a beautiful environment in which water and earth are unexpectedly interwoven. Settled by the Etruscans the city enjoyed a position of status in the early modern world. 1198 the city optimized the Mincio river creating the so-called 'four lakes'.From the Middle Ages Mantua was ruled by the art-loving Gonzaga dynasty one of Italy's most important patrons of Renaissance art. The Gonzagas long cultivated a court which included some of the most illustrious artists and intellectuals of the 15th and 16th century like Pisanello Mantegna Correggio Giulio Romano
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Gonzaga's Residences Private Walking Tour
"Mantova Palazzo Ducale Walking Tour (2 hours)The Ducal Palace was the official and most significant residence of the Gonzaga Lords during their long rule. The guided tour of the present National Museum of Palazzo Ducale offers the visit of mag complex structures connected by corridors and galleries squares courtyards and several gardens. With more than 500 rooms it’s among the most extensive aristocratic palaces in Europe. It houses masterpieces of the 15th and 16th centuries such as Mantegna’s Bridal Chamber in the Castel of San Giorgio the Hall of King Arthur’s Knights by Pisanello the Isabella d’Este Apartment with its precious cabinetry works in the Old Court Raphael’s complete cycle of woven Flemish tapestries
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Museum of Torture

The museum is located just behind the wall, once you get down from the stair. The Martel Museum (Museo della Tortura) is a museum in the center of San Marino, which gives you an idea of the various torture techniques that have been used over the years.

The Martel Museum houses a collection of over 100 different instruments of torture and torture techniques. The collection consists partly of genuine torture instruments from the 16th and 17th centuries.

In addition, part of the collection of replicas of the 19th and 20th centuries. You will be dealing with instruments that were designed to include psychological pain, physical pain and death. You will be amazed by the many ways in which one was previously tortured.
Opening hours and admission
Hours: Unknown
Admission: 8 euros

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shavy
Nov 15, 2014

Museum Of Curiosities

San Marino's Museum of Curiosities features a unique collection of unbelievable but true facts, eccentric objects, bizarre personalities and more.

Amongst the most unusual pieces on show are a trap for fleas, a watch to wear on your nose, several cups for men with moustaches, the world’s longest fingernails, the ‘glass suits’ completely covered in mother-of-pearl buttons of the Pearly Kings and Queens of London which date from 1920, glasses for people with cross-eyes, an electrical device to stop adolescent boys from masturbating, Venetian clogs with 60cms-high platforms, an umbrella-whip for a one-horse carriage, a petrol-powered hairdryer, glasses for wigs and many, many more.”

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darkjedi
Nov 08, 2008

National Museum

Housed in the Palazzo Pergami, this museum holds archaeological and artistic testimony of the history and legend of the Republic of San Marino. The museum includes an archaeological section holding findings that date from the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages and a painting gallery that houses paintings from the XIV-XIX centuries including works by Guercino, C. Gennari, M. Loves, E. Sirani, P.Batoni.

The Museum was inaugurated in 1899 in Palazzo Valloni, seat of the State Library. After becoming an autonomous entity in 1982, it was rearranged in the ancient Palazzo Pergami-Belluzzi, duly restructured to this end, and reopened to the public on 18 March 2001.

The State Museum gathers almost 5,000 historical and artistic items coming from San Marino and linked to its history and from other places, as the result of purchases or donations from 1865 till today.

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Nov 06, 2008

Torture Museum

Just inside the main city gate (10m) sits the entrance to the Torture Museum. I have been into quite a few of these type of places and I admit this is the best of them that I have seen so far. There are many enhibits and all have displays with English translations that inform you of how each device was used. This is quite useful because sometimes it not at all obvious what you would use some of the instruments for.

Not for the squeamish!

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Nov 06, 2008
 
 
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Variety of Museums in such a small place

We visitied the torture museum, and didn't have time for all the other stuff - but there's also a three-storey curiousity museum, and an aquarium, together with all the military displays in the castle.

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Apr 05, 2008

Museums in San Marino

As San Marino is extremely tourism-focused, many small museums can be found here. I just visited a single one: The museums of antique arms, which is part of the second tower. Unfortunately, old arms are not the type of things I am interested in, so that I rushed through it. The opening times of other museums are varying a lot, depending on day of the week and time of the year. I wanted to see the museum of emigrants, but it was closed. Among the most popular are the "Museum of Torture" and a Ferrari museum in Borgo Maggiore. I was not verry lucky with the museums. Even when I wanted to visit a museum with a modern art exhibition, I just found out that they were having a break and will reopen later in the day - too late for me.

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Jan 14, 2007

Torture museum

If you like your pain and death then this is the place for you! If you don't then I would avoid visiting. The museum has more than 100 instruments for inflicting pain and death from over the past few centuries.

Open: 10am-7pm Mar-Dec, 10am-8pm Jan-Feb, 10am-midnight August. Admission: € 6 adults, € 4 children.

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Willettsworld
Aug 22, 2005

Museum of Ancient Arms

The Museum of Ancient Arms can be found in the second castle tower or Cesta which is situated halfway along the panoramic path that connects all three fortresses. The museum was setup in 1956 and houses over 700 exhibits of all types of ancient armour and weapons.

Open: 8:50am-5pm Oct-Mar, 8am-8pm Apr-Sept. Admission: € 3,00 / € 4,50 allows also to visit 1st tower.

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Aug 22, 2005

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Old weapons museum

Inside of the second tower, La Cesta, is a small but great museum where many of old weapons are on display. Weapons from the medieval times to the end of 19th century can be admired, from swards, bows, armours, guns, rifles... all together over 1500 pieces, many of the true works of art.

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Aug 10, 2005

Rimini/San Marino Aviation Museum

Museo dell'Aviazione is the biggest aviation museum in Italy. It includes a magnificent exterior static display of a big number of aircraft, including a DC-3 that belonged to Clark Gable in the late 50s. The museum offers a whole range of exibits, pertaining to the history of aviation since it's inception.

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Aug 25, 2004

Museum of curiouses.
Very...

Museum of curiouses.
Very funny place. Don't grudge 10 or 15$ (i don't remember)
Museum has 3 floors and looks not so big. But there are a lot of funny things to see.
Some of them i will show in my pictures..

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Sep 02, 2002

When you'll pass through the...

When you'll pass through the main gate of the wall you'll find at your right the 'Torture Museum', that I advice to see it.



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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near San Marino

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The castle

In addition to the Guaita Tower and fortress and the Cesta Tower, one can easily walk along and explore much of the city walls connecting the fortifications. These provide some nice views around the...
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Sismondo Castle

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Tempio Malatestiano

There was a church since the IX century on its site.Then it was built the church of Saint Francis in the XIII century. It was redesigned in 1450 by order of Sigismondo Malatesta as his and her...
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Italia in Miniature

Italia in Miniatura is a amusement park situated in Viserba. This is part of Rimini. It is made of around 270 miniature replicas of many popular and other not so popular buildings located in various...
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Dolphinarium

Once again , if you travel with children you are somehow limited, and you seek out, avtivities where both adults and children can enjoy. Rimini has a dolphinarium, and again Leda was chosen out of the...
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