San Marino Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: San Marino

Where is it: San Marino is located in Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy

Why do people go here: Most Serene Republic of San Marino isn’t exactly that anymore – the oldest existing republic in the world, the tiny country is now a tourist haven for those wishing to cross another country off their list.

What are the main entry points: Buses from nearby Italian city Rimini is the most common way to get into the country.

Currency used: Euro

Country Code for Phones: 378

Area codes for Major Cities: None Needed

Religion: Roman Catholic

Population: 30,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Sammarinese, Italian

Government: Parliamentary republic

Languages: Italian

Travel Information

Major Cities: San Marino, Serravalle

Attractions: Kitschy Fun, Palazzo Publico, Basilica del Santo

Accommodation: Cheap Hotel Links

Tourism Office locations and links:

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Museo dell’Aviazione

Health Issues: No vaccines are required to enter San Marino

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Avoid the feeding frenzy of tourists in the summertime, like Italy, spring or fall are better times.

Common Phrases: Yes = Si, No = No, Please = Per favore, Thank you = Grazie , Do you speak English? = Lei parla degli Inglesi?

Specific Events/Holidays: National Day, 27 April

Getting Around: These boots are made for walking�and if you get tired, a cable car or a bus might help you get around the tiny country

Good to know: Spending a night in the tiny country is not required to see all of it.

Cheapest airport to fly into: There are no airports in San Marino. The closest airport that you can use when you go to San Marino is at Rimini in Italy.

Need more information?: Check out the San Marino travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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