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Location and orientation
Situated between Emilia Romagna and Marche, San Marino is the oldest republic still existing: its territory is mainly hilly, with the exception of Mount Titano, and includes the upper valley of the Ausa, a part of the upper valley of the Marano and the valley of the Rio San Marino. The State, independent, includes nine castles: the city of San Marino, which is the capital, Serravalle, Borgo Maggiore, Domagnano, Acquaviva, Chiesanuova, Fiorentino, Faetano and Montegiardino.
The climate of San Marino is temperate, which means it is mild, with hot summers and temperatures between 20 °C and 30 °C and cool winters with temperatures between -4 °C and 14 °C.
Travellers and related activities
Entering through the door of San Marino, you can immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere, among the narrow alleys overlooked by the craft shops, the squares, the guards in traditional uniforms, the towers on top of Mount Titano, the historic buildings, such as the Palazzo Pubblico, seat of the institutions, and the churches. Among these, do not miss the Basilica of the Saint dedicated to Saint Marino, the founder of the Republic. Built in 1800 by Antonio Serra, it houses the statue and relics of the patron saint. Also worth seeing is the small church of San Pietro, which houses an apse carved into the rock.
San Marino is also famous because you can go shopping at very affordable prices thanks to the tax breaks it enjoys. There are many shops and workshops that sell goods of all kinds, such as jewelry, weapons of free sale and watches, but also products of local craftsmanship, such as ceramics, lace and objects made of wood or iron. Moreover, San Marino is the only State in Europe that issues gold coins, shields, and even silver collector coins.
San Marino, due to its geographical position, has inherited many culinary traditions of Romagna and Marche, and in particular, the art of preparing fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle, ravioli, cappelletti, strozzapreti and passatelli. Not to mention the piadina, to be served with cold cuts, cheeses and meats, and the polenta served with sausage and pecorino sauce or with bird sauce, sage and lard. Typical specialities are extra virgin olive oil and honey in the millefiori, acacia, chestnut, honeydew and sulla varieties. Do not miss the desserts such as Pagnotta, prepared with raisins and anise, Bustrengo, made with corn flour or breadcrumbs, the Torta Titano and Tre Monti, which consists of large wafers filled with cocoa cream and hazelnuts, caciatello and donut. All to be watered with the excellent wines produced in the area: the still whites Biancale and Roncale and the red wines Brugneto and Tessano.
Legend has it that Santo Marino, the city's founder, was a stonecutter who came from Dalmatia to escape persecution against Christians.
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Through the spectacular path called "Passo delle Streghe" you reach the three towers, built to defend yourself from the Malatesta family of Rimini, which rise on Mount Titano: the first of the eleventh century, the oldest in Italy, is the Torre Rocca or Guaita, the second, from the fifteenth century, is the Torre Cesta or Fratta and houses inside the Museum of Ancient Weapons, the third is the tower Montale and has a single entrance at the top that gives access to a prison called "bottom of the tower".
The State Museum, the most important in San Marino, was founded in the 19th century and preserves over 5,000 pieces linked to the history of the Republic. In particular, the archaeological section that houses finds ranging from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages and the art gallery that exhibits works from 1300 to 1800, including paintings by Guercino, Sirani and Batoni.
The Museum of Torture boasts a unique collection in the world: with more than 100 instruments on display, it also includes rare pieces dating back to 1500 and 1600.