With 17 centuries of history and representative democratic traditions based on civic independence and self-government recognized by the Unesco
A legendary origin
Tied to the founder Saint Marinus, a Dalmatian stonecutter who gave the people of San Marino their independence on 3 September 301, the date of Foundation of the Republic.
A State covering 61 sq km
33,000 inhabitants with a life expectancy among the highest in the world. *source CIA World Factbook 2014
A safe destination
A crime rate among the lowest in Europe. * source World Map of Crime Index 2014
A privileged location
Wedged in between the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions, the Republic stands on Mount Titano (739 metres a.s.l.). Its skyline, with the three lookout fortresses is clearly recognizable both from the Adriatic Coast of Romagna and from the Montefeltro hills. While from far off, the country’s profile stands out magnificently, the scenic views from within are truly charming and the fiery sunsets are well worth a climb to the top of the mountain.
A strong tradition tied to hospitality
The fact that San Marino has been a neutral and independent state since ancient times is underscored by two major historical facts: the protection given to Garibaldi in 1849 and the hospitality provided to 100,000 refugees during the Second World War.
Deep-rooted food and wine traditions
Like those of the Romagna and Marche regions, but with additional features all its own. Since 2006, local products, area identity and production standards have become key concepts for the growth of San Marino, to the point of being reunited in the Terra Consortium of San Marino.