29 Jul '16, 3am

A day trip to San Marino, the world's oldest republic & one of the tiniest countries in the world

The first thing I noticed as the bus crossed the border from Italy into San Marino was the number of banks along the road. Banking and tourism it is then – no wonder San Marino is one of the world’s wealthiest countries on a per capita basis. The bus zig-zagged up the imposing Monte Titano (the country’s highest peak and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and location of the historic town of San Marino) and stopped at the Piazzale Nazioni Unite where everyone disembarked. From here, I walked to the edge of the impressive town walls and gaped at the view. Spread out before me were green hills covered in a patchwork of meadows, vineyards and forests. The peaks of the Apennine mountains glistened in the distance.

Full article: http://velvetescape.com/day-trip-san-marino/

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