San Marino

San Marino is reputedly the world's oldest republic, and one of the smallest. The capital, also named San Marino, is a UNESCO World Heritage, is easily walkable, if hilly, and sits on top of the highest hill in the republic. There are three iconic towers above the town, two of which can be visited. The country only has a few other towns.

The only public transport is from the Italian town of Rimini. San Marino is an enclave of Italy, with whom it has peacefully co-existed with since before Italy was a unified country. The country has no airport or railway.


San Marino flag

Why you should go:

Because countries this small are fascinating.

Why you shouldn't:

You have too much to see in Italy.

Map of San Marino