San Marino is a capital city and a country 12 miles away from the Italy’s Adriatic Sea coastline. The city is filled with ancient architecture, malls, amazing restaurants; it’s indeed such a delight. San Marino is an independent country, if you are planning a vacation in this city you will be thrilled with all the city has to offer.
The city of San Marino is one of the best relaxation centers for tourists from different parts of the world, Monte Titano is the center of San Marino and it’s been in existence since A.D 301. There are many towns and lots of magnificent architecture.
You can take a stroll on the path of the medieval stone walls that connects the three Fortresses; these walls protected the settlement during early days of war. Inside the walls are a monuments and a car-free area of narrow streets. You can take a tour around the myriad shops for unique items such as collectable stamps and coins, hand-painted ceramics.
In 1376, St. Francis Church and Museum was built, there are beautiful paintings in the Bascilica of Saint Marinus. There are seven alters decorated with precious stones and paints. At the museum, there are paintings and sculptures that reflects its violent past, you can visit the state museum in Palazzo Pergami to learn about the local history with 100 historical characters.
The Cesta Tower or the Second Tower of the three fortresses is where the Museum of Ancient Weapons is located, you will find a collection of oddities for amusement and education in the Curiosity Museum. There different museums with different artifacts and collection to learn about the city of San Marino. You can choose to visit any of these museums.
Language of San Marino
In San Marino, there two official languages that is spoken, they are standard Italian and a Sammarinese dialect. About 85 percent of the population in the country speaks Sammarinese. This dialect is considered to be a variation of the Emiliano-Romagnolo language that is found in the regions surrounding Italy.
Currency of San Marino
In 1860s, Lira (plural Lire) was the currency of San Marino but was replaced in 2002 by the Euro.
Climate of San Marino
The climatic condition of San Marino is warm and temperate. In the winter they experience more rainfall than in summer. The climatic condition in the city is classified as Csa by the Koppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in San Marino is 18.1°C. Annually, the average rainfall is 451 mm.
Cost of Accommodation in San Marino
San Marino is a small country and so there are few options for you to choose from. The price of accommodation varies depending on the location. For a one-bedroom apartment at the center of the city may cost up to €600 to €800, but for something similar outside the city center can be about €350 to €500 a month.
For three-bedroom apartment at the center of San Marino, the price for accommodation can be up to €900 to €1,600, but for outside the city it can be about €700 to €1,100 a month.
Cost of Food in San Marino
This is relatively cheap depending on the restaurant. If you are eating on a budget in San Marino at an inexpensive restaurant it costs approximately €10 but at a mid-range restaurant in the city the price can be up to €25
Cost of Transportation in San Marino
This is a small country with very limited public transport facilities. The main means of transportation is by buses or taxis however, the majority of the people of Sammarinese drive their own vehicles.
In San Marino, the price of gasoline is a bit cheaper when compared to how its sold in Italy. Per liter of gasoline is sold for as low as €1. A one-way bus ticket from Rimini to San Marino cost €4 and taxis can cost about €40.
Cost of Utility in San Marino
In San Marino, the cost of utility such as electricity, water, heating, garbage, etc. cost about €150 to €250
Tourists Centers in San Marino
1. Three Fortresses
The small country of San Marino has three fortresses that adorn the Mt Titano’s long ridge. These three fortresses are 11th-century Guaita, 13 century Cesta and 14th century of Montale. Each of these fortresses has a tower from where you can watch the amazing views of the Coastal plain, Rimini, the far-stretched sea and Apennines.
There is a paved path that connects all of these fortresses; there are kiosks with drinks, snacks and souvenirs in the lower part of the paved path. You cannot afford to miss visiting the ancient museum of arms; it is in the tallest fortress, called Rocca Cesta.
2. Basilica Di San Marino
This is one of the most popular side attractions in San Marino, in the early 19th century; the Neo-classical basilica was developed over the old establishment of the ancient Romanesque church that was built in the 4th century.
At the Basilica Di San Marino, you will see magnificent architecture well designed in the basilica style, you will find alters, a couple of side aisles and long nave. There are incredible paintings displayed on these alters for your viewing pleasure, you can also discover an urn which has stunning relics of St. Marinus
You will find the town of Dogana in the north of San Marino, Dogana which means ‘Customs House” is a town popularly known as an entry and departing point for travelers visiting San Marino. There are no borders checkpoints, buses running from Italy to San Marino stop at various shopping malls in this town (Dogana).
At Dogana, you will find amazing crafts and local art items and souvenirs and several others worth purchasing items.
4. Palazzo Pubblico
This is one of the most popular worth-seeing town halls of San Marino. Tens of thousands of tourists flock to this place every year just to behold the magnificent sight. This place is also known as the official government structure. It is present in the same area as the Domus Comunis Magna and it was built and developed from 1380 to 1392.
There are several symbols like the Coat-of-Arm of Republic and four municipalities grafted on the building
This is the biggest Castelli in San Marino, and it is located at the foothill of the Apennine Mountains. Serravelle belongs to the medieval era, it was earlier known as a tiny village called ‘The Village of the Elm Tress’
This is a place to be, there are amazing sights to behold such as coat of arms, popular 19th Saint Andrea’s Church and modern times Olympic Stadium.