One of the things I loved the most about my time in BlogVille in Rimini is that it was easy for us to visit not only neighboring cities, like Ravenna, but also neighboring countries! For me, it was silly to have the Republic of San Marino just an hour away from Rimini by bus, and not visit it.
San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy. Seriously, the country is so small that people joke saying that San Marino is “just a big castle on a mountain”. While not that far from the truth, in reality, San Marino has a size of just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) with an estimated population of over 30,000.
I still think it’s cooler to describe it as a “big castle” on a mountain! Why? Because that “big castle” is really cool!
I will write more about San Marino in another post, but I wanted to share with you a picture of one of the things that make San Marino so interesting and beautiful. I will simply describe it as the towers and THE view!
This picture was taken up in Monte Titano, where the capital of San Marino is. Here you can see De La Fratta, or Cesta, one of the three towers that overlook the city of San Marino. This tower was built in the 13th century and it is located on the highest summit of Monte Titano. A museum to honor Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower.
Beautiful, isn’t it?