313. San Marino, San Marino
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Why San Marino
Oh my, why not? I was pretty amazed by what I saw when I visited. The Republic of San Marino is a principality within Italy. The center of the region sits at the top of a mountain. It will take you some time to explore it all, but its totally worth it. Did I mention the unprecedented view? Especially when it rains. Plus, its a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.
San Marino is located completely in Italy. It’s a principality. Its southwest of the town of Rimini.
How To Get Here
There is no train service to San Marino; its only accessible by roadway or I guess possibly a helicopter, but not sure if there are helipads up there or its even allowed. You must first take the train to the town of Rimini, then take a local bus up to San Marino. Trenitalia offers the train service. You can book your ticket at Rail Europe or at the train station that you board.
The closest major airport to San Marino, is the Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI) in Rimini.
The following airlines has service to Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI):
Aeroflot (SU), AEROCONDOR (2B), Finnair (AY), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Ural Airlines (U6), VIM Airlines (NN), Yakutia Airlines (R3).
You may also use the Bologna Airport, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) or Florence Airport, Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR).
The following airlines has service to the Bologna International Airport (BLQ):
Air Dolomiti (EN), Airlinair (A5), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), BV, Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Czech Airlines (OK), East Air (EG), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), Georgian Airways (A9), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Neos Air (NO), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), SAS (SK), TAP Portugal (TP), Transavia (HV), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
The following airlines has service to Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR):
Air Dolomiti (EN), Aerocondor (2B), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), East Air (EG), Eurowings (EW), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mistral Air (M4), Swiss Airlines (LX) and Vueling (VY).
Once you arrive in Rimini by train, there is a local bus service (Rimini San Marino BusExpress) up to San Marino. The schedule varies by season so be cognizant of that. Journey time is about 50 minutes. Buy your tickets from the Tourist Office to the left of the station.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are hotels in San Marino or you can stay in the nearby town of Rimini.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of restaurant all around to suit your every taste buds of course.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Walk around the city and just take it all in. Also, you can take the Cablecar which gives you a much better view of the city below.
There are still Towers “guarding” the city and you can visit them all.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
Currency: Euros (EUR)
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