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San Marino I Italian villas

Visit San Marino Italian villas

During holidays in holiday rentals Italy you should not miss a visit to the beautiful mini-state of San Marino. Even from a distance you can recognise the pretty houses of the capital of San Marino on the rocky ridge of Mount Titano. The city is so treasured for its beauty and historical positional as an autonomous state, that it has been listed, along with Mount Titano on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. San Marino is visited annually by more than two million tourists, gaining notoriety as an iconic destination. Be sure to make a trip there whilst renting apartments in Italy and you won’t be disappointed.

History-filled family holidays

Founded by the Christian stonemason, Saint Marinus from Dalmatia and a few hundred persecuted Christians in the 4th century, San Marino is today the oldest existing republic in the world. The capital city is located on the 756 metre high Titano, dominating the green landscape with its three peaks. The Christians fled there for safety as with its fortifications and elevated height; the city’s defences were always very good. Rent villas Italy if you are interested in history or the landscape. A romantic footpath now leads along the ramparts to the towering summit at the end. Visit San Marino and stay at apartments in Italy with your partner or your children, who will love the dramatically teetering city.

Amazing events in San Marino

If you stay in holiday rentals Italy and visit San Marino over September, you may see the Medieval celebrations on September 3rd! The hustle and bustle attracts thousands of visitors to an array of events and festivities celebrating the history of Central Italy. Book villas Italy and delight at medieval costumes, flag bearers, jugglers, jesters, musicians, archers, and the culmination of the traditional crossbow shooting in between two rocks. Archery is the national sport in San Marino and every year nine villages compete in tournaments. Why not try this sport while on holidays in Europe?

Things to see whilst in San Marino

A remarkable building in the historic centre is the government building, the Palazzo dei Capitani, including the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Square. This is unmissable, as well as fortification towers, ramparts, gates and bastions. There is a 16th century convent, the Titano Theatre, the Basilica and a few museums which may well be of interest whilst on your holiday. See the St. Francis Museum, the Wax Museum, Museum of Curiosities and the coin and Stamp Museum. Relax after sightseeing at the collection of lovely restaurants in the vicinity.

If Central Italy isn’t what you’re looking for, why not look into our villas Sardinia for a slice of the island life, or villas Lake Garda for a taste of Northern Italy!