In May 2016 I finally visited San Marino, the only country in Western Europe that I had not visited.

San Marino is only about 62 km² (24 square miles), the fifth smallest country in the world, with about 32,000 people living there. It is the oldest surviving sovereign country and the oldest republic, dating back to 301 CE. Its written constitution dates back to the 16th century. It is the smallest republic in the world.

San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I stayed two nights in Borgo Maggiore, one of the towns in San Marino, so I had one full day to explore the castle of San Marino. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and rainy in the morning when I went up to the castle, so I went back to the hotel around 11:00. Fortunately it cleared up around noon and I went back up to the castle, to see the castle in sunlight.

In the morning there was an antique racing car rally, which meant that many roads were closed, it was a madhouse, and all of it in fog. The rally was over when I went up to the castle the second time, so it was somewhat quieter, although the castle is always very crowded with tourists.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

San Marino

Castle San Marino
The castle of San Marino. (1094k)
Buildings Castle San
One of the buildings in the castle of San Marino. You can see how high the cliff is on which the castle is built. (678k)
Towers Castle San
One of the towers in the castle of San Marino. (916k)
Towers Castle San
One of the towers in the castle of San Marino. (1047k)
Towers Castle San
One of the towers in the castle of San Marino. (1224k)
Towers Castle San
One of the towers in the castle of San Marino in the clouds. (729k)
Tower Sunshine
The same tower in the sunshine. (1331k)
Walls Towers Castle
Walls and towers in the castle of San Marino. (985k)
City Wall Castle
The city wall in the castle of San Marino. (876k)
Stairs Along City
Stairs along the city wall in the castle of San Marino. (671k)
Building Castle San
Building in the castle of San Marino. (1097k)
Building Castle San
Building in the castle of San Marino. (820k)
Streets Castle San
One of the streets in the castle of San Marino in the fog. (895k)
Building Castle San
Building in the castle of San Marino. (1211k)
San Marino Cathedral
San Marino cathedral in the fog. (489k)
San Marino Cathedral
San Marino cathedral. (710k)
Palazzo Pubblico Seat
Palazzo Pubblico, the seat of the government of San Marino. (701k)
View Point Fog
View point in the fog. (681k)
Really Nice View
You really have a nice view if you are not in the clouds. (833k)
View Plains Below
View of the plains below San Marino to the Adriatic Sea. (927k)
Antique Car Rally
Antique car rally in the fog. (504k)
Nice Antique Racing
One of the nice antique racing cars. (863k)

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