Visit the San Marino Capital: The City of San Marino

San Marino is a microstate (like Vatican City) surrounded by Italy. They speak Italian and they accept Euros, so it’s easy to include as part of your dream Italian vacation! Spend the day hiking and admiring the view when you visit San Marino.

If you're in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, you have to visit San Marino!

About San Marino

This microstate on top of a mountain has maintained its freedom for hundreds of years. While many forces tried to conquer San Marino, the small independent state remained resilient!

San Marino is a microstate surrounded by Italy, and its capital is the City of San Marino

It has, however, been occupied by Italian forces over the years, as well as the German army at the end of World War II. It’s not a member of the European Union or the Eurozone, but they accept Euros. Plus, you don’t have to go through immigration to visit from Italy.

Add another country to your passport in San Marino!

Visit San Marino

You can take the Bonelli bus 72 from Rimini to San Marino for just 10 Euros! And once you arrive in San Marino, you can get your passport stamped at the tourism office for another 5 Euros (as of 2019).

Town Hall in the City of San Marino! Read more about it on dtvdanieltelevision.com

Then just enjoy walking around the City of San Marino! You’ll inevitably see the Palazzo Pubblico and Basilica di San Marino. (Every European town has a church and a town hall, right?)

The Basilica di San Marino is the main church in the microstate

And be sure to stop by some of the stores throughout the city. San Marino’s economy heavily depends on tourism, so spend a few extra Euros on a delicious meal!

bread, meat, cheese, and some vegetables. What more could you want when visiting San Marino?

We highly recommend Bar Piadineria La Capanna for lunch or a snack. Enjoy your food and wine while taking in the amazing views!

Enjoy a beautiful mountainside view of the country at Bar Piadineria la Capanna in San Marino!

And, of course, you’ll want to visit the Three Towers. Two of the towers, Guaita and Montale, functioned as prisons at one point or another. The highest tower, Cesta, has a museum of historical weapons.

The three towers of San Marino are iconic!

Even if you don’t go inside the towers, you can still enjoy the view from the top! On a clear day, the countryside is breathtaking. And if you’re feeling especially adventurous, try paragliding for a truly unique experience visiting San Marino.

Paragliding is a great way to enjoy San Marino...probably. We stayed on the ground, but we saw multiple paragliders in the City of San Marino!

Add Another Country To Your Passport!

If you’re visiting Bologna or anywhere in the Emilia-Romagna region, make the trip to San Marino. You won’t regret it!

Visiting the Three Towers is easy once you take the bus into the City of San Marino!

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