How to get there:
Drive west from the city of Rimini on the Adriatic coast.
There are numerous signs for San Marino, you can not get lost.
Park on one of several parking lots. The sooner you park, the more
vertical you will have to hike. Route description:
This is the so called 2nd. tower. Ascend the hill from whatever
parking area you started from. There are two prominent towers,
the higher one being to the right (south) when looking towards
the Adriatic Sea. Comments:
This visit took place in transit from climbing mountains east of Rome to
new adventures in the Dolomites.
San Marino is a small republic of only 60 square kilometers. It is completely
inside Italy. Citizenship is inherited by the male line, there are laws about
minimum age for employing female help in the house (50 years!) in order to
limit loss of wealth to non San Marinos. The republic has been independent with
its own elected heads of state, essentially for 1700 years.