Wednesday, October 19, 2022

San Marino

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Why visit San Marino?
Ideal for travelers seeking to enjoy architecture, beaches, castles, culture, hiking, historical sites, mountain villages, museums, medieval streets, ruins, and shopping.

At a Glance
  • Souvenirs to Buy: Ceramics, cheese, coins, liquor, postage stamps, and wine.
  • Local Cuisine to Try: Cacciatello (dessert). Fagioli con le Cotiche (bean soup). Nidi di Rondine (baked pasta). Pasta e Ceci (soup). Torta Tre Monti (layered cake).
  • Local Drink to Try: Biancale (wine). Brugneto (wine). Mistr√† (anise liquor). Roncale (wine). Tamir Shachar (liquor). Tessano (wine). Tilus (truffle liquor).

Public Palace of the Republic of San Marino, San Marino. Photo Credit: Sabine/Pixabay 

Fun Facts
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President (1861 - 1865) of the USA was named an Honorary Citizen
  • Birthplace (1984) of retired (2020) Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer, Alex De Angelis.
  • Third smallest European country.
  • Fifth smallest country in the world.
  • Inland from the coastal city, Rimin (Italy).
  • Highest point is Mount Titano (2,424 feet).
  • Has no public airport, only a small private airstrip located (Torraccia). 
  • Along the northeastern range of the Apennine Mountains (Italy).
  • Capital city (City of San Marino) is located atop Monte Titano.
  • More female Heads of State have held office compared to any other country.
  • Known to have more vehicles than people.
  • Not permitted to coin its own currency and obliged to use Italy's mint.
  • Prints their own postage stamps.
  • Football is the most popular sport played followed by basketball and volleyball.

Special Holidays/Occasions
  • Annual Events: (June) World Motorcycle Championship, (July) Adriatic Music Festival, Ethnological Festival, Jazz Festival, and (December) Marvels of Christmas.
  • Holidays: New Year's Day, Epiphany, Feast of Saint Agatha, Easter, Easter Monday, Anniversary of the Arengo, Labour Day, Corpus Christi, Ferragosto, All Saints' Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Saint Stephen's Day, and New Year's Eve.

Photo Credit: demsi3art/Pixabay 

Good to Know
  • Requires proof of sufficient funds and a return plane ticket
  • Official language is Italian.
  • During Winter Season (November - March) hotels and restaurants tend to be closed or operating on limited hours.
  • Traffic lights are limited.
  • Purchasing counterfeit goods can lead to detainment and/or fine.
  • A great stop while visiting northern Italy regions of Emilia Romagna and Marche.
  • Nearest airport is Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI), formerly Rimini Miramare Airport (RMI).
  • Bus tickets must be validated prior to boarding.
  • Fines are imposed for driving without the proper permits in historic downtown areas.
  • Public transportation consists of 8 local bus lines.
  • Rimini Railway Station is the nearest rail system.
  • Taxi service is limited.
  • Has 1 legally operating casino, Del Titano of San Marino.

This international destination requires:
  • A valid passport with six months of validity upon return and two blank pages for entry stamp.
  • Currency Restrictions for Entry/Exit: 10,000EUR.

San Marino City, San Marino. Photo Credit: David Mark/Pixabay 

  • Best Time to Visit: April - June & September - October 
  • Coldest Month: November - March
  • Hottest Months: June - September
  • Peak Season: April - June

Your Must-See & Do
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano 

Three Towers of San Marino, San Marino. Photo Credit: Sebastiano Iervolino/Pixabay 

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