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San Marino is considered to be the oldest constitutional republic in the world. According to the tradition it was founded on September the 3rd 301 by Marinus of Rab, a Christian stonemason fleeing the religious persecution of Roman Emperor Diocletian.

The history of the city San Marino is almost the same as the history of the state itself due to being the capital and, for a time, the only city in San Marino.


It was their saint that made them free "Nemini teneri" which means "not dependant on anyone". "Nemini teneri" ? freedom in the language of the middle ages.

From the video Nemini teneri, which means Do not depend on anyone, © Copyright by V.E. Pizzulin & M. Cecchetti

  • Last visit to San Marino: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Askla's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    You have put in much work to gather all this information, thanks for that. I plan to visit San Marino in spring 2013 so then I'll have to come back and re-read your page before I go. Regards Lars, Sweden.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Nice photos and information. Of course, the best way to see the town on the hill is to walk it, as you have done!

  • Mar 31, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    wow I&V, this is such a fantastic page. i absolutely adore your use of little links and interesting quotations, and your photos - stunning! well done on such great work. puno pozdrav iz australije. :)

  • oriettaIT's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    Hey, thanks for the quotation!! Great job in your pages, i have been in San Marino so many years ago, I should go back soon, I was too young to remember :-( Ciao,Orietta

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    I passed the city many times by, but never climbed. Photos, tips are amazing as usual. Best. L. I rated you already, but for the photos some more ratings again. Laszlo

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2009 at 5:07 AM

    Very good informative tips. Good pictures.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2009 at 2:48 AM

    Fine photos! I have never understood how San Marino, being surrounded by Italy, managed to maintain its independence, so thanks for explaining the Garibaldi connection.

  • Mar 24, 2008 at 8:30 AM

    Great picture!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Hi excellent photos of the San Marino peak and castle - shows exactly why i want to visit there myself!


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