I loved the tiny country of San Marino! The views from the old town over Italy and the Adriatic see are breathtaking. You can definitely spend at least a full day exploring the city.
Walk through the old town area - it is stunning and the views are amazing
Castello della Guaita - its worth the uphill walk for the best views
Museo di Stato - visit this museum if you want to learn more about the oldest republic in the world
The official currency is the Euro, but I had no problem paying by credit card as well.
There is not really any local transportation for tourists. The country is so small I was able to walk anywhere easily. My hotel also provided a few car trips into the city for me.
I flew American from New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP). I took a Trenitalia train from Milan to Bologna and then from Bologna to Rimini. From Rimini I took a bus to San Marino. I took a bus back to Rimini. I took a Trenitalia train from Rimini to Bologna and then from Bologna to Rome.
I had some great pizza during my stay in San Marino which makes since as the country is surrounded by Italy.
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
San Marino uses European plug types F and L.
None for U.S. citizens.
I felt very throughout my stay in San Marino
SHOULD YOU VISIT?
Yes! While a bit difficult to get to by public transportation if you are driving through Italy a stop in San Marino should be a no-brainer. I loved my time in one of the world's smallest countries!