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This is it: one minute to the best info on San Marino. This info alone will put you ahead of 99% of foreigners visiting San Marino, garner the admiration of the locals who will instantly want to be your friends, and the envy of your fellow travelers. Read on. You’ll make friends faster that way, become a traveler instead of simply being a tourist, and also enjoy your travels a lot more.

Geographically the third smallest state in Europe (after the Holy See and Monaco), San Marino also claims to be the world’s oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named MARINUS in A.D. 301. San Marino’s foreign policy is aligned with that of the European Union, although it is not a member; social and political trends in the republic track closely with those of its larger neighbor, Italy.

That was it. I promised one minute.

For other condensed info check also my other posts on local culture (don’t make the mistakes I made), local food or local drinks. And when you call your friends to tell them you were by far the most knowledgeable at the party, do that with confidence that you’ll not get hit with a 6.99 per minute bill. You’ll also pick the local food from the tray, and order a local drink with confidence.

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Now, cheers to the most San Marino aware person at the cocktail party.

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Best places to see in San Marino

You can see two of the three towers (as seen on the flag of San Marino) by purchasing the “Red Card” for €4.50. The “yellow card” (€3) only allows you to see one of the towers. You cannot enter the third tower (since there does not seem to be an entrance!) One of the three towers in San Marino Simply walk around the city. The narrow streets are full of surprises. The walkways wind up and down the hillside in an interesting way, inviting exploration. Fish can be caught in San Marino lake in Faetano.