Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 11, 2021
The only border neighbor of San Marino, which is the third smallest country in Europe after Vatican and Monaco, is Italy. Surrounded by Italy on all sides, the majority of the population of the country earns income from banking and tourism. The country is divided into nine administrative regions. Each of the nine districts qualifies as castles and each castle has a ground council. San Marino is a democratic republic governed by a multi-party representative democracy.
The capital of San Marino is the city of San Marino on Monte Titano. Its largest city is Dogana. The country's only neighbor is Italy that surrounds all four sides. Administrative departments consist of nine municipalities called castelli. These municipalities are Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Chiesanuova, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, Montegiardino, Serravalle and the capital San Marino.
San Marino, a city state, is located between Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions within Italy.
There are many places to visit in San Marino, for example, while strolling in the Three Towers, if there is clear weather, you can see as far as the Adriatic Sea. Although it does not take much time to visit the city of San Marino, the capital of San Marino country, if you want to visit the museums and shops and visit the surrounding cities, you may need to spend a little more time. If you want to visit the surrounding cities and villages and want to stay here for more than a day, San Marino has many accommodation options to offer.
There are many hotels in San Marino and you can choose from them according to your budget and taste. You can stay in a luxury hotel in the city center or in hostels. While luxury hotels are between 60 € - 300 € per night, cheaper hotels are between 27 € - 105 €.
Their official language is Italian. The Emilia-Romagna dialect of Italian is widely spoken.
More than 97 percent of the people of San Marino belong to the Roman Catholic Church. The rest of the people are Protestants, Jews, and members of other sects of Christianity.
San Marino is the state based on the will of its citizens, so there is a comfortable and safe life in the country. Although the people of San Marino are of Italian descent and speak Italian, they call themselves San Marinese. They don't like being called Italian at all. The Three Castles of San Marino are among the landmarks of the country. These Three Castles are also on the flag and coat of arms of the country. One of the famous symbols of the country is the chocolate and cakes produced in these castles.
The most common sport in San Marino is football. However, the San Marino national team is often ridiculed for its unsuccessful results.
Transport in the country is provided by road. There is no airport or rail transport. San Marino has a small army for ceremonial duties, patrolling borders, guarding government buildings, helping the police turn over criminals to the police in major crimes, and defending the country. This army is one of the smallest armies in the world.
San Marino cuisine has the characteristics of Italian cuisine. Especially similar to the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions, the most authentic dish of San Marino cuisine is chocolate cakes produced in the Three Towers of San Marino. As in Italy, primarily cheese and wine varieties constitute a large part of the cuisine. There is also a small wine industry in the country. As in Italian cuisine, one of the richest and healthiest cuisines in the world, coffee and especially espresso have a very important place in the cuisine.