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San Marino

The World’s Oldest Republic

Nestled in the heart of Italy, San Marino holds the honor of being the oldest sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. It was established in AD 301 by Romans escaping persecution for preaching Christianity, and the republic has held its own since largely thanks to an ongoing policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
With its rich past, San Marino offers history enthusiasts fantastic museums, fortresses, and other architectural sites to peruse within its diminutive 61-sq kilometers. Italy’s influence on San Marino is unmistakable – from the rich, flavorful Italian-influenced cuisine to the many Italians who call San Marino home. But make no mistake -- the San Marinese have their own proud identity that sets them apart from their Italian neighbors.
Travelers have long been charmed by San Marino’s stunning panoramas – rolling hills nestled at the foot of the Apennines; views that extend off to the shimmering surface of the Adriatic sea. The fertile soil of Emilia Romagna can be tasted in each glass of Tessano wine. If you are lucky enough to travel here in the springtime, be sure to check out the lively Formula One Grand Prix race, held at San Marino’s Imola racetrack each year – just don’t forget your earplugs.
With San Marino’s temperate Mediterranean climate, outdoor activities are always a pleasure here. Horseback riding and biking can all be enjoyed on the countryside’s hilly, pine-forested terrain. Fishing and sailing are a great draw too, sailing enthusiasts should check out the July sailing regatta ‘Ore di San Marino.’ It’s a perfect place to breathe in the fresh alpine air of this relaxing and underrated European gem.

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  • San Marino es una república encantada, ya se visite en verano o durante el invierno, siempre tiene algo que mostrar, a pesar de ser tan pequeña. Ideal para quienes quieren ir de compras, para los amantes de la historia y el medioevo o para las personas que disfruten de esos lugares donde se funden las leyendas con la realidad. San Marino ostenta una decena de museos, algunos de ellos muy interesantes, como el museo de la cera, de la curiosidad o de la tortura. No obstante, el castillo amerita una visita especial, sobre todo si nos animamos a recorrer la muralla que comunica ambas torres.
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  • La terra della libertà e della passione per i motori!
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