Republic of San Marino Attractions Repubblica di San Marino
The territory of San Marino (61 sq. km/24 sq. m) is mostly hilly country with Mount Titano in the center. It was founded, according to tradition in 301 A.D. Legend has it that a master stone-cutter, Marinus, left is native island and came to Mount Titano to establish a small community of Christians anxious to escape the persecutions of the emperor Diocletian.It has its own laws and singular institutions which regulate and superintend over the democratic life of the state.
San Marino - Maranello Rosso Museums
Maranello Rosso has two museums - The Ferrari Museum takes visitors into the history of the automobile and the life of Enzo Ferrari, his achievements as well as the technological and stylistic developments of the House of the Prancing Horse. There are 25 Ferrari cars exhibited include the incomparable Ferrari 250 GTO valued at 10 million dollars, the sensual Ferrari 250 Spyder Pininfarina, (owned by Marilyn Monroe), the F.40 and Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari F.1.The Abarth Museum features the production and genius of Carlo Abarth, 40 cars from Competition, GT, Sport, Prototype, Formula to Rally. Starting from the 1000 Record Monza Bialbero, holder of the 72 World Hour Record to the winner of the Rally World Championship. The history of competitions, the magical atmosphere of races and the sport successes of the FIAT brand and of course of the historic happenings that characterized the life of the man of Records, Carlo Abarth and his Country, Italy.
San Leo, Italy
San Leo is perched atop a steep winding road that climbs to the summit of the huge limestone rock (639 m/2,096ft). This altitude offers an impressive view of the Marecchia Valley, Montefeltro and San Marino.This setting was made famous by Dante in his Divine Comedy. The fort now houses a museum and picture gallery.The cathedral which is in the Lombard-Romanesque style (1173) and the parish church are noteworthy.
San Marino - Church of the Cappuccini
Church of the Cappuccini was built in the 16th C. and in 1849 it played host to Garibaldi's soldiers after the fall of the Republic of Rome. The facade, portico, cloister and painting of the Deposition by Zuccari are of particular interest. A monument to St Francis stands in the courtyard.
San Marino - Museo Ippocrate (closed)
The Ippocrate in San Marino houses an extensive exhibition of old medical instruments, "magical" amulets, relics, documents and countless objects which accurately charts the long history of ancient medicine, miracle-working, magic, herbal treatments and empiricism.
San Marino - Wax Museum
The Wax Museum in San Marino contains fascinating historical reconstructions of 40 scenes and 100 characters in settings and costumes of the day, charting 1000 years in international history and that of the Republic of San Marino. Special sections feature figures from opera and instruments of torture.
San Marino - Church of San Pietro
San Marino - Coin and Stamp Museum
San Marino - Fortresses
All three of the fortresses (Guaita, Cesta Montale) are crowned with three towers which are linked by a watchpath. From the towers there is a splendid view of the Apennines, the plain, Rimini and the sea as far as the Dalmatian coast.
This fortress played an important role during struggles with the Malatesta family in the 13th C. Access is restricted to the exterior of the fortress which offers a spectacular view.
This fortress dates back to the 13th C. It stands on the highest peak of Mount Titano and houses the Museum of Historical Weapons.
This is the first fortress of San Marino which was built in the 11th C. Some cells were used as prisons.
San Marino - Vintage Car Museum
Imola - Formula One
The Formula One of San Marino is held here annually. Late April is the normal run-time.
San Marino - Government House
San Marino - Museum of Curiosities
San Marino - Reptilarium (Aquarium)
The Reptilarium in San Marino is a research and study center on the mysterious world of reptiles and marine life.
San Marino - St Francis' Museum
St Francis' Museum contains paintings from the 12th to 17th centuries, as well as modern work, Etruscan potteries and funerary objects.
Address: Via Basilicius, Italy
Opening hours: Mar 20 to Sep 20: 8am-8pm
Sep 21 to Mar 19: 8:50am-5pm
Sep 21 to Mar 19: 8:50am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in EUR: Adult €3.00, Group discounts €1.50
Useful tips: Group admission applies to groups of 25 or more. Not open on the afternoon of November 2nd.
San Marino - The Pyramid
San Marino - Traditional Crafts Exhibition
San Marino - Basilica di San Marino
San Marino - Castle Towns
There are many castles throughout the Republic of San Marino.
Domagnano was considered a small village until 1300. In 1463 the fort of Montelupo was constructed which was conquered by the Sammarinesi after the war against the Malatesta of Rimini.It offers a wonderful panoramic view of Mount Titano.
Faetano was once territory of the Malatesta di Rimini, and was acquired by San Marino in 1463. Sites of interest include the antique church in the center of town and the castle.
From Acquaviva's original medieval origins, its name came from a rock that would spring sacred water. Today, it is a beautiful town with greenery abound.
Borgo Maggiore offers historical museums, churches, monuments and characteristic areas of the town.
The fort of Malatestiano in Fiorentino was given to the republic in 1463. This town also has in impressive archeological site.
The origins of Montegiardino date back to the Roman era or before. There is an antique castle which represents rare architectural beauty.
Serravalle was mentioned for the first time from the King of Ottone in 962. It has since become an important urban center in San Marino.
From its origins of medieval castles, today Chiesanuova offers natural beauty.
Map of Republic of San Marino Attractions