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The City of San Marino is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino on the Italian peninsula, near the Adriatic Sea. The city has a population of 4,493. It is on the western slopes of San Marino's highest point, Monte Titano.

Although the capital, most of the businesses are in Borgo Maggiore. It is the third largest city in the country, after Dogana and Borgo Maggiore. It borders the San Marino municipalities Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Fiorentino, and Chiesanuova and the Italian municipality San Leo.

The city was founded Saint Marinus and several Christian refugees in the year 301.

The urban heart of the city was protected by three towers: the first, Guaita, constructed in the 11th century, had intraspasable fame, which to a great extent reduced the attacks to the city.

Due to Crusades, the necessity was seen to construct a second tower, Cesta (13th century). But the Sanmarinense defensive system was not completed until the construction of the one third tower, - the Montale (14th century) - smallest of all and constructed on the last one of summits of the Monte Titano.

The city, visited by more than three million people in a year, has risen progressively as a great tourist center. Of the tourists, 85% are Italian. In addition there are more than a thousand stores, where it is possible to find great variety of products.

San Marino is most charming town, what I've visited. I like it very much and I am ready to return to this city anytime. I think, when somebody visiting the Italy and Venice, then it is not far from Venice - San Marino.

This is place, where you can buy cheap leather products as belts and many oher ...
Of course there is fantastic alcohol drink Amaretto, if you like almond-liqueurs...

  • Last visit to San Marino: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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