San Marino: Quirky Republic

The Republic of San Marino is the world’s smallest republic. Neither is it a member of the European Union nor does it belong to the Eurozone.  Yet, it is entirely surrounded by the European Union (Italy) and uses the Euro as its currency (as Montenegro and Monaco do).  Since staying in Andorra and in Monaco years ago, I have wanted to visit this fun little bit of history.

I enjoyed hiking and walking all over the old city perched high on a mountain peak. I ventured down into some of the lower districts knowing there would be a precarious climb up  snowy, icy paths.  It was interesting in Winter.

Come Spring with all the plants blooming and more activities open, it is a destination to keep in mind. I’m in a tourist info mood.  I used public transport taking a direct train from Milan to Rimini.  This city lies on the Adriatic Coast, a few stops beyond Bologna.  With more time, there is a beach to explore and some interesting historical walls and buildings.  From Rimini, there is the Bonelli Bus every hour and fifteen minutes to San Marino.  On Sunday it was right on time.  I waited at the stop up the street from the Burger King across from the train station.  The last stop is the P1 Parking Lot with a public elevator to the main street of the old city of San Marino.

Here are some of my photos

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About c_in_b

The journey of a single step begins with ideas of a thousand miles.
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2 Responses to San Marino: Quirky Republic

  1. It looks gorgeous! Sadly I have seen a lot of Europe but I am yet to make it to any of the micro-states such as San Marino!

  2. c_in_b says:

    I have made it to most over the years, but the trips require planning. The public transportation options frequently are quite limited. Keep them in mind because opportunities can arise. Cheers

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