Snapshots from San Marino (May 2018)

City of San Marino, the capital of tiny San Marino country; this is the view of the first tower and the city center from the second tower

San Marino proved to be a great destination for our first proper trip as a family. We arrived to San Marino on Friday evening and left on Monday morning which meant that we had two full days to explore the City of San Marino, the capital of the Republic of San Marino.

San Marino is a tiny independent country in northern Italy close to the Adriatic Sea. It’s the third smallest country in Europe (after Vatican and Monaco) and the oldest republic in the world. There are no borders between Italy and San Marino. The official language is Italian and the currency is euro.

San Marino town is perched atop Monte Titano which is the highest peak in the country at 739 m above sea level. There are several settlements in San Marino country called castelli (castles) and they are: City of San Marino, officially Città di San Marino, Acquaviva, Borgo  Maggiore, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, Montegiardino, Serravalle and Chiesanuova. Actually we drove through several of these on our way up to San Marino town and I’ve also visited Borgo Maggiore.

Enjoy the photos of beautiful San Marino town, the capital of Republic of San Marino.





More posts about our San Marino trip are coming soon…

Would you like to visit San Marino? We absolutely loved it!



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42 thoughts

  1. Still one European country I’ve yet to visit and when I see photos like this it makes me even more eager to get myself there! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  2. San Marino is so high on my list. We almost made it there this spring, but ended up opting for Assisi instead because it made more sense on the route we were taking. Your photos are captivating! #theWeeklypostcard

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  3. Amazing how well preserved these old castles and buildings are, I imagine it almost doesn’t look real until you get up close to see them for yourself. I don’t know much about this country, it must be quite unique. #TheWeeklyPostcard


  4. The first photo of the castle sitting on the edge of the bluff — stunning! I was not familiar with San Marino and where it is. Your description and photos have me wanting to explore there for sure!

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  5. Your leading picture is amazing, Tanja! I would very much like to visit and looking forward to reading more of your posts about it. #FarawayFiles

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    1. if you like fortresses and medieval walls and everything looking like it fell out of a time machine, it’s the right place for you:)


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