From Roma Termini I took a train to Rimini and then a bus to reach the city. San Marino has no train stations or airports, so land is the only option to get there.
Here is a list of things to do in San Marino for a weekend stay:
Get your San Marino passport stamp
The first thing that I did was to get my passport stamped. Even though this is not mandatory, authorities consider this ‘souvenir’ stamp as official. It only costs five Euros, and you can get it at the Tourist Information Centre.
Museo della Tortura (Torture museum)
This museum will marvel at you with a journey through human cruelty. The most valuable is that they go beyond Catholic Inquisition elements (very cliché in this part of the world) and showcase torture elements used in others ‘civilizations’.
(I sent a picture to Ida, and she replied with an emoji)
Visit the Basilica di San Marino
Located in the Piazzale Domus Plebis, this is the most prominent Catholic building in the city. It is not as impressive as the Roman Catholic buildings I visited last week. Still, it has significant value as this place is dedicated to Saint Marinus, the father and founder of this small republic.
Go hiking at Monte Titano
There are a few hiking trails to enjoy on Mount Titan. To find them, you can go to the Cesta tower (one of the three famous towers of San Marino) and walk through the gateway to the right of the museum entrance.
Monte Titano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside the historic centre of the city. According to UNESCO, you can witness the continuity of a free republic since the Middle Ages in this place. I certify that.
Eat at Righi
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel there are many differences between Italian and Sammarinese food. However, if you want to experience some so-called Sammarinese taste, you should go to Righi. This place is the only Michelin star restaurant in the country and it is worthy of every Euro spent. You won’t spend more than 80 euro between antipasti, primi and secondi. However, a great tasting plate is available for 90 euro. This one can give you an idea of the overall Sammarinese flavour.
Drink like a local
Don’t forget to try any of the local coffees and wines. They have several exciting notes given by the geographical position of the country.
The local beer Titanbräu and the limoncello are also worth it.