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Culture Of San Marino

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The Three Towers of San Marino are situated in the city on the three summits of Monte Titano. They appear on both the San Marino flag and the coat of arms. The three towers are: Guaita, the oldest (built in the 11th century); Cesta, built in the thirteenth century and situated on the highest of Monte Titano’s peaks; and Montale, built in the 14 century and still privately held.


The main university is the Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, which includes the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici di San Marino (Advanced School of Historical Studies), a distinguished research and advanced international study center governed by an international Scientific Committee coordinated by professor Luciano Canfora. The Istituto Musicale Sammarinese (Sammarinese Musical Institute) and the Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj San Marino (Accademia Internazionale delle Scienze San Marino) are two more significant institutions (International Academy of Sciences San Marino). The latter is well-known for using Esperanto as a teaching and scientific publishing language, as well as for making extensive use of computerized educational technologies (also called e-learning).

Umberto Eco, an Italian novelist, tried to establish a “university without physical buildings” in San Marino.


Football is the most popular sport in San Marino. Basketball and volleyball are other prominent sports. San Marino Football Federation, San Marino Basketball Federation, and San Marino Volleyball Federation are the three sports’ federations.

The San Marino Grand Prix, a Formula One event, was named after the state, but it did not take place there. Instead, it was held at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of San Marino. In 2007, this international event was dropped from the schedule.

The San Marino and Rimini’s Coast motorcycle Grand Prix, as well as the San Marino round of the World Superbike Championship, were restored in the calendar in 2007.

T & A San Marino, San Marino’s professional baseball club, competes in the highest level of Italian professional baseball, the Serie A1. It has hosted the European Cup competition for the best European professional baseball clubs on numerous occasions, including in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2007. It won the title in 2006 and finished second in 2010.

San Marino has had limited success at the Olympic Games, with 0 medals to its name.


San Marino’s cuisine is quite similar to that of Italy, particularly that of the neighboring Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions, although it has its own distinct dishes and products. The Torta Tre Monti (“Dessert of the Three Mountains” or “Cake of the Three Towers”), a wafer-layered chocolate-covered cake representing San Marino’s Three Towers, is perhaps its most famous. There is also a minor wine industry in the nation.


In 2008, the Historic Centre and Mount Titano were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The decision was made at the 32nd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which met in Québec, Canada, and was attended by representatives from 21 countries.


The nation has a strong and rich musical history that is intimately connected to that of Italy but also extremely distinct in its own right. Composers such as the Sammarinese Francesco Maria Marini di Pesaro produced some of the greatest works of the 17th century.

San Marino has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, reaching the final for the first time in 2014 with Valentina Monetta’s third appearance and the song Maybe.

How To Travel To San Marino

By plane There are no airports in San Marino. Rimini's Federico Fellini International Airport (IATA: RMI) is the closest major airport. Ancona, Bologna, and Forli also have airports. By train There are no railway stations in San Marino. Rimini is the closest major railway station. By car You should have little trouble getting into...

How To Travel Around San Marino

Once within the walled city, it's small enough to stroll about in. There are just a few streets where vehicles may drive (and only if they are small cars). A 1.5-kilometer cable train (funivia) connects San Marino to Borgo Maggiore. A one-way ticket costs €2.80 and a round-trip ticket costs...

Visa & Passport Requirements for San Marino

Although San Marino is not legally part of the Schengen region, there are no border restrictions when traveling between Italy and San Marino, thus it may be considered part of the Schengen area for all practical reasons. Foreigners staying in San Marino for more than 20 days, on the...

Things To See in San Marino

The three towers that appear on the national flag are the major attractions of San Marino. Only the Guaita Tower and the Cesta Tower are accessible to tourists; these are tiny castles at the summit of Mount Titano with stunning views over San Marino, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea. Cesta...

Food & Drinks in San Marino

Pasta, pizza, gelato (Italian ice cream), and anything else you eat in Italy come to mind. Restaurants are simple to locate, and some have tables with fantastic views. Supermarkets in San Marino are few and far between, however the following may help: Conad, Azzurro Shopping Center, V M Moretti 23, Serravalle.  Sma Supermercati. Via...

Money & Shopping in San Marino

The euro is used in San Marino. It is one of many European nations that utilize the Euro. All euro banknotes and coins are legal tender across the EU. One euro is made up of 100 cents. The euro's official sign is €, and its ISO code is EUR. The cent...

Festivals & Holidays in San Marino

DateNameExplanation1 JanuaryNew Year's DayFestival marking the beginning of the new year6 JanuaryEpiphanyCommemorates the visit of the three wise men or magi to the infant Jesus5 FebruaryFeast of Saint AgathaCommemoration of St. Agatha, patroness of the Republic, as well as liberation from foreign ruleVariable, the first Sunday after the full...

History Of San Marino

Saint Marinus and his longtime companion Leo fled the island of Arba in present-day Croatia to work as stonemasons in Rimini. Following the Diocletianic Persecution for his Christian preaching, he fled to the neighboring Monte Titano, where he established what is today the city and state of San Marino....

Stay Safe & Healthy in San Marino

San Marino is a secure nation. Pickpockets should be avoided, just as they should be avoided in any other tourist destination. This is a really healthy environment. If you get sick, the processes are the same as in the European Union, but severe problems will almost certainly result in you...



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