San Marino (officially the Republic of San Marino) is the third smallest country in Europe (after the Holy See City and Monaco), and claims to be the world’s oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marinus in 301. San Marino’s foreign policy is aligned with that of Italy, which surrounds it. Social and political trends in the republic also track closely with those of its larger neighbour.San Marino is the world’s oldest republic and Europe’s third smallest state. It lies 657º m above sea level with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and Adriatic coast, and is situated only 10km from Rimini. Legend has it that the founder of San Marino, a stonemason, arrived from the island of Rab in Dalmatia and climbed Mt. Titano to find a small community of Christians, persecuted for their faith by the Emperor Diocletian.San Marino is made up of a few towns dotted around the mountain sides. The capital of San Marino is itself called ‘San Marino’ and is situated high up on a mountain top. The capital is surrounded by a wall and three distinct towers overlook the rest of the country. The site “San Marino: Historic Centre and Mount Titano” has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.The towns surrounding the capital are more industrial and generally not as attractive as the main city. San Marino is 20 times bigger than Monaco and half the size of Liechtenstein.San Marino is not a member of the European Union or European Economic Area. However, it maintains an open border with Italy. Foreigners staying more than 10 days in San Marino must have a permit from the government. San Marino has no airports. The nearest major airport is at Rimini. There are other airports at Ancona, Bologna and Forla¬.San Marino has no railway stations. The nearest major railway station is at Rimini.You should have no problems driving into San Marino. International agreements with Italy mean that the country is one of 3 associate members of the Schengen Area, so doesn’t have border controls.Bonelli Bus 72 runs from Rimini to San Marino daily at regular intervals with reduced service on Sundays and holidays (2019 summer/winter schedules). A return ticket costs º¬10, one way is º¬5. The bus can be found opposite the Rimini train station, just past the Burger King. A line forms at the bus stop, so it is advisable to show up a little bit earlier to ensure enough seats remain on the bus. Tickets can either be bought from the bus driver, or in advance at the Tourist Information Centre (outside the train station) where you can also deposit your luggage for a small fee if they still have available space (º¬3 per item

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