PWk: Prod, Tlk: GS2, Datacash: Live
There’s a reason why San Marino feels like a place apart – it’s a separate city-state completely coddled by the Apennine Mountains. It also proudly holds the title of the oldest republic in the world, offering a peek into what powerful nations like Venice would’ve looked like back in the day.
Forest-green Monte Titano is the UNESCO-approved jewel in the crown. This wedge-shaped mountain is home to the capital city, Citta di San Marino. It also marks the highest point in San Marino. Full-circle mountain and countryside views are your reward for climbing – or catching the cable car – to this towering pinnacle.
Medieval streets drizzle down the steep edge of Monte Titano. The capital is big on culture, so expect plenty of Neo-Classical churches and museums – and tax-free shops. Red-topped towns dot the countryside around.
Daytrip-wise, Bologna is less than a two-hour drive over the Italian border. The sandy Adriatic Coast at Rimini is even closer – just 40 minutes away with wheels.