San Marino 1. Planning visit to my final tiny country

If you know me, I’ve been fascinated by tiny countries, since my trip to Monaco in 2005, and after seeing my good friend Peter M in Malta, I made my mission to try and visit all of them.

San Marino was the last I wanted to do after doing Liechtenstein last year, Andorra the year before and Luxembourg before that.

My plan was to get a cheap flight to Italy, seeing as, 1. I’ve been working from home and don’t actually miss commuting to London at all, and wanted to try and budget a trip based on my typical 1 month cost of commuting into Farringdon. 2. I want to support hospitality and travel industry and feel very sorry for those folks who are in these industries have been hit the hardest.

Before I went, there was some specific parts of San Marino that seems intriguing.

  • It’s on a steep hill with winding roads that go around hairpin bends (sounds like Monaco or Luxembourg) It has castles (Monaco, Liechtenstein)
  • Its in Europe, uses the Euro but not in the EU (like Monaco and Andorra)
  • During World War II, when the Nazis occupied Italy, San Marino hid some of the Italian Jews.
  • It has a race track and like most of these tiny places, its a tax haven.

1. Planning visit to my final tiny country – 2. Flying to Italy for the price of two pizzas – 3. Getting there from Bologna via Rimini – 4. City of Rimini – 5. soon

Related:  Other tiny countries I have seen:-Andorra, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein,  Luxembourg, Malta, 
Monaco, San Marino

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