I would like to tell you about a little mountain state surrounded by Italy – San-Marino. I first visited that country during my trip to the cities of Italy in 2016. San-Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world and the oldest one in Europe. It is famous for its ancient architectural monuments, wonderful mountain air, and shopping, for sure! Every year, millions of tourists visit this place from all over the world.
My mother and I decided to go there early in the morning in July. There are some convenient shuttles leaving for San-Marino from Rimini every day. The cost of a round-trip per person is 20 EUR. The whole way was unforgettable. We were riding up the winding road in the mountain which was surrounded by greenery. We were in San Marino in about an hour and a half. The atmosphere there was magnificent –lots of tourists strolling around, some going shopping at famous outlets, some visiting museums, and churches. We had visited several museums including the Museum of Torture and old churches.
I was very impressed by the Fortress of Guaita ( Guaita, Prima Torre) constructed on Monte Titano mountain. It was a jail before and you can observe a great view of the picturesque nature of San Marino from there. We took a lot of photos and after visiting some of the sights we went shopping. High-quality brands at ridiculous prices, a huge choice of Italian shoes and bags – it was just a paradise for shopaholics! Being full of impressions and spending there for nearly 10 hours, we returned to Rimini.