Top Ten Sammarinese Attractions

Top Ten Sammarinese Attractions

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       San Marino is a state situated on the Italian peninsula on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It is an enclave surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over 61 square km (24 sq mi) and with an estimated population of over 30,000 makes San Marino the nation with the smallest population of any member of the Council of Europe. San Marino is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on September 3, 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Rab. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when Diocletian issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates. The constitution of San Marino, enacted in 1600, is the world’s oldest constitution still in effect. The country’s economy mainly relies on finance, industry, services and tourism. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP (per capita), with a figure comparable to some of the more developed Italian regions, such as Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. San Marino is considered to have a highly stable economy, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, no national debt and a budget surplus.

  1. San Marino Historic Center and Monte Titano
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           The City of San Marino, also known simply as 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.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_San_Marino,
  2. Guaita
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           Guaita is one of three peaks which overlooks the city of San Marino, the capital of San Marino. The other two are De La Fratta and Montale. The Guaita fortress is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano, and the most famous. It was built in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. San Marino also has a cake known as La Torta Di Tre Monti (Cake of the Three Mountains/Towers), as a symbol for the area. It is something of a layered wafer cake covered in chocolate.
    Links: Top Ten Forts, Top Ten Desserts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaita,
  3. Borgo Maggiore
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           Borgo Maggiore is one of the 9 communes or “castelli” of San Marino. It lies at the foot of Monte Titano and has a population of 5,992 (2003), making it the 2nd largest town of San Marino, after Dogana.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgo_Maggiore,
  4. De La Fratta (Cesta)
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           De La Fratta or Cesta is one of three peaks which overlooks the city of San Marino, the capital of San Marino. The other two are Guaita and Montale.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_La_Fratta,
  5. Montale
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           Montale is one of three peaks which overlook the city of San Marino, the capital of the Republic of San Marino. The other two are De La Fratta and Guaita. Montale is the smallest of the three peaks of Monte Titano. The tower on the peak was constructed in the 14th century. Unlike the other two towers constructed on the mount, Montale is not open to the public. It is one of the three towers depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms of San Marino.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montale_%28San_Marino%29,
  6. Links: Top Sammarinese Hotels, Top Ten Sammarinese Restaurantshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_marino,