San Marino City

The City of San Marino is the capital city of the Republic of San Marino on the Italian peninsula, near the Adriatic Sea. It is on the western slopes of San Marino’s highest point, Monte Titano.

Although the capital, most of the businesses are in Borgo Maggiore. It is the third largest city in the country, after Dogana and Borgo Maggiore. It borders the San Marino municipalities Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Fiorentino, and Chiesanuova and the Italian municipality San Leo.

The City of San Marino has got 8 hamlets.

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The city, visited by more than three million people in a year, has risen progressively as a great tourist center. Of the tourists, 85% are Italian. In addition there are more than a thousand stores, where it is possible to find great variety of products.

The main sights are –

Palazzo Pubblico – The Palazzo Pubblico (Italian: Public Palace) is the town hall of the City of San Marino as well as its official Government Building. The building, where official State ceremonies take place, is the seat of the Republic’s main institutional and administrative bodies: the Captains Regent, the Grand and General Council, the Council of XII, and the Congress of State.Located on the site of an ancient building called the Domus Magna Comunis, the current building is a bit crap. After a hundred years of existence, it was becoming unsafe in today’s standards, so a complex restoration project was underwent.

The Three Towers of San Marino – The Three Towers of San Marino are a group of towers located in the small European country of San Marino. Located on the three peaks of Monte Titano in the capital, also called San Marino, they are depicted on both the national flag and coat of arms. San Marino also has a cake known as La Torta Di Tre Monti (Cake of the Three Mountains/Towers), as a symbol for the area, it is a layered wafer cake covered in chocolate.The Guaita is the oldest of the three towers, and the most famous. It was constructed in the 11th century and served briefly as a prison. The second tower Cesta is located on the highest of Monte Titano’s summits. A museum to honor Saint Marinus, created in 1956, is located in this tower. It was constructed in the 13th century and the third tower Montale is located on the smallest of Monte Titano’s summits. Unlike the other towers, this one is not open to the public. It was constructed in the 14th century.

Beside these the other site are – Palazzo dei Capitani, Piazza del Titano, Monastery of Santa Clara, Piazza Garibaldi.

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