After meeting the Big names in the “Una voce per San Marino” selection, did you want to take a tour of the Titan? Here is a mini guide on things to know and visit in San Marino: weekend full of “adrenaline” guaranteed!
Not a simple state
San Marino is not a simple microstate. San Marino has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In particular, the historic center and Mount Titano have remained intact over the centuries in their authenticity and cultural tradition. And this is where your tour begins!
The Guaita Tower is the largest of the three towers of San Marino, and is located on the highest promontory of Mount Titano. Used as a fortress, it provided for a guardian who had to watch over the territory from above and dare to alarm in case of danger. It was also used as a prison until the 1960s.
Near the mountain we head towards the historic center, where we find the Basilica of San Marino (or more precisely the Basilica of the Saint). Built around 1826 on Romanesque remains, the interior has three naves, where you can find the happy urn the relics of San Marino. Next to the basilica you will also find the small church of San Pietro, where there are the two beds carved into the rock that tradition has it as the San Marino and San Leo beds.
San Marino – between history and modernity
After the story immersed in modernity with the Gallery of Modern Art. Located in a magnificent 1930s building, it hosts some of the most important works in the history of Italian art such as Guttuso, Cagli, Cucchi, Spagnuolo, Mari and Ontani.
If you are passionate about philately and numismatics, in San Marino you will find the Museum of Postage Stamps and Money, which houses a historical collection. If you want to know the history of the microstate, but without getting bored in historic buildings and traditional guides, there is the Multimedia Museum of the Museum of the Titansthat through three rooms and thanks to 3D technology and video projections, will accompany you in the story of San Marino from its origins to the present day.
While not in Buckingham Palace, you can also witness the famous one here Changing of the guard. The Guardia di Rocca performs service of honor at the Palazzo Pubblico, where it carries out the Changing of the Guard every day in the summer, every half hour.
Finally, after this journey between old and modern and between past and future, relax with a trip on the cable car which connects the smaller villages with the capital. Thanks to a difference in height of about 200 meters you will enjoy a incredible panorama.
Once back in the historic center, gorge yourself on typical local products at Terra di San Marino shop in Via Eugippo, 16, before leaving San Marino, full in the belly and heart.
How to get to San Marino
If you are wondering how to get to San Marino to spend the weekend, the answer is very simple.
BY CAR 🚘 Motorway A14 Bologna – Ancona: Rimini Sud exit and then Rimini – San Marino highway SS72
BY CAR 🚘 Motorway A14 Bologna – Ancona: exit Rimini Nord and then SP “Marecchiese” n ° 258
Tourism Office – Tourist Information – Piazzetta Garibaldi 47890 San Marino – T 0549 882914 www.visitsanmarino.com