Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | January 30, 2022

Hidden Treasure: Timeless Appeal of San Marino

By Shereen Shabnam Located in Northern Italy, there are many reasons to visit San Marino, the oldest Republic and the fifth smallest country in the …

Hidden Treasure: Timeless Appeal of San Marino
Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | January 27, 2022

Walking Tour: Republic Of San Marino (4K Video)

San Marino is a mountainous microstate surrounded by north-central Italy. Among the world’s oldest republics, it retains much of its historic …

Walking Tour: Republic Of San Marino (4K Video)
Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | January 25, 2022

Torre Guaita in the Republic of San Marino

Torre Guaita in the Republic of San Marino

Torre Guaita in the Republic of San Marino
Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | January 24, 2022

Freedom in the World 2021: San Marino

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Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | July 8, 2021

UNESCO e San Marino

Posted @withregram • @cittacapitale Il 07 LUGLIO 2008 Il Centro Storico di Borgo Maggiore e il Monte Titano entrano nella lista dei Patrimoni dell’Umanita’. Oggi per le celebrazioni ospite Eike Schmidt, direttore della Galleria degli Uffizi.

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Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | July 3, 2021

San Marino’s Coat of Arms and Flag

By: Estelle Via Perello

As every country has their own name, each also has their own symbolism. The best symbolism that represents a nation to all over the world is through their country’s flag and coat of arms. These symbolisms are raised by the nation’s government and its people in different settings that allows them to be identified and be known as the people of that country may it be diplomatic missions, international competitions, a warfare, or any other events which represents the people’s patriotism to their countries. 

Basically, the national symbols found in a country’s flag and coat of arms is a representation that manifests itself to the world as a national community. The purpose of its creation is to unite the people through visual and iconic symbolism.
A country in Europe so small yet so well preserved of its rich heritage, has one of the most detailed and beautiful national symbols, and that is the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. With their identity as being “an exceptional testimony to a living cultural tradition that has persisted over the last seven hundred years”, it greatly manifests in their beautiful national flag and coat of arms

The Meaning behind San Marino’s Coat of Arms

“The official coat of arms of the Republic is surmounted by a closed crown, the symbol of sovereignty The shield is azure, three mountains vert, towers argent, windowed, embattled and masoned sable, surmounted by ostrich plumes argent. The shield is surrounded by two branches vert, overlapped in saltire below the shield, one of laurel, the other of oak, fructed or. On a ribbon argent the motto LIBERTAS in capital letters sable.”

Here are the meanings of each component:

The Blue shield – It represents peace and protection

The three hills and towers with ostrich feathers on top – This overall represents the beautiful place where the country was first founded and is known as its most significant place of its history. The three hills represent the peaks of “Mount Titano”. The three towers on top of them are the famous three towers of San Marino which are named as the Guaita, Cesta, and Montale. Each of the towers is, they say, equipped with a metal wane at the top, that is in heraldic interpretation pictured as a feather.

The Crown – a crown represents hereditary monarchy, but in San Marino it is considered more as a symbol of sovereignty and independence.

The Branches – The oak (on the right) and laurel branch (on the left) symbolizes the stability and defense of the liberty. It provides protection to the shield’s sides and intersect.

The word “LIBERTAS” – displayed in a silver ribbon below the shield is the word “LIBERTAS”. This means “freedom”. It greatly displays how the country has fought for liberty from its earlier years up until now. It greatly represents how San Marino has an amazing maintenance of independence in the midst of many larger states.

The Meaning behind San Marino’s National Flag

“The national flag of San Marino is made up of two horizontal bands: above is white and below is blue. The coat of arms of the republic is also seen in the flag which is placed at the center.” 

It is said that the main colors of the flag derived from the shield of the coat of arms.

Here are the meanings of each of components:

White Color – it symbolizes the peace that the country has and aimed for, as well as the snow that beautifully covers Mount Titano.

Blue Color – It symbolizes the beautiful sky above San Marino and also stands for Liberty.

San Marino’s Coat of Arms

It is indeed amazing how all of this makes sense why San Marino was able to uphold their identity of being a country of rich cultural heritage both seen physically in their beautiful medieval locations and their people’s effort of preserving their culture, ways, traditions, and form of governance.

Their national symbol which is in their coat of arms and national flag are not only seen as a visual representation but their way of life.

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Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | July 1, 2021

The Best Experiences to Have in San Marino!

By: Estelle Via Perello

Aside from Touring around San Marino’s Historical Places, there are a lot of activities that travellers can create a timeless experience that only San Marino can offer.

1. Ride the Cable Car for the Amazing View!

If you’re a traveller with a car who seeks to go to the capital city of San Marino much easier, you can park it in the town of Borgo Maggiore then take the Funivia di San Marino (Cable Car). Not only you can have a utilitarian purpose on taking you up the slopes of Mount Titano to the Historical Centre, but also you can enjoy the breath-taking view of the Adriatic Coastline, the bird’s view of the titled rooftops, and the vast panoramas of the green hills and farmlands.

Interested? Click here! Funivia di San Marino

2. Take a Cooking Class!

Have an authentic culinary experience in the ancient republic of the world. The learning experience will be done with the local chef of the Agriturismo (farmhouse) wherein they will help you discover the secrets of the traditional Sammarinese cuisine. Along with that you’ll get to discover and taste the fine local wines where you’ll pair them with the local delicacies that you have prepared.

Interested? Click here! Hands-on cooking class at the farmhouse in San Marino

3. Sunset Climb

You can have the wonderful experience of overcoming the thrill of the rocky cliffs of Mount Titano during the sunset. This is by passing through equipped sections to discover the mountain from an unusual point of view by your hand and climbing techniques.

The experience is made possible by the San Marino Alpine Club, assuring total serenity and safety under the guidance of experienced guides. 

Interested? Click here! Climbing at a Sunset

4. Experience the E-bike tours!

Do you enjoy strolling by cycling? In San Marino, there are two e-bikes tour that tourists can choose from which is organized by the eBike Experience:

  • Pedaling on the old Railway Route – Discovering the Republic of San Marino thanks to an expert e-Bike guide, through an itinerary on the historical railway line which once connected Rimini to San Marino. The itinerary offers significant points of natural and historical interest, allowing you to admire the San Marino territory in its facets.
  • E-bike Tour at Sunset – Discovering the Republic of San Marino thanks to an experienced e-Bike guide, through a two-hour itinerary to discover the iconic places, starting from Borgo Maggiore up to the San Marino old town centre. 

Possibility to complete the experience with a tasting of typical products coming from local sources, to savour the best of San Marino. This is applicable with both e-bike tours!

Interested? Click here! E-bike in San Marino

5. Motorbike tours!

An experience organized by the Ride 70s, tourists can discover the beauty of the San Marino Republic by riding a motorbike. The tour would have them passing through the 9 municipalities where they will engage in enchanting scenic views. A professional tour leader will accompany the bikers by also revealing the secrets of using the motorbike, to live an unforgettable experience in complete safety. Upon return you will be offered a small tasting of typical local products.

Interested? Click here! Motorbike Tours in San Marino

6. Have to experience an Easy Wild Archery with an instructor!

An experience which is organized by the La Cerna del Lunghi Archi di San Marino. Tourists will be accompanied by an instructor either by foot or car to go to the Parco le Stradelle. In this experience, they learn the basics to start archery with the instructor in the multiple shooting range with some target silhouettes and everything needed for instinctive archery. 

This is assured to be completely safe. The experience goes along with educational materials and a small souvenir of the day.

Interested? Click here! Archery in San Marino

7. Take the Guided Soft Trekking on the Cliff of Mount Titano!

An experience initiated by the San Marino Trekking that will make tourists satisfied at the end! It is a wonderful journey through nature and history with breath-taking views and journey to the past. Taking a wonderful walk in the old town centres of the City of San Marino, Borgo Maggiore, and to the naturalistic peculiarities.

Interested? Click here! Trekking in San Marino

8. Got the Kids with You? Try out these Activities with your Children!

  • San Marino Adventures Park

Have the experience going to the park of fun, relaxation, and adventure to create a strong bond with the kids. The San Marino Adventures Park is one of the largest parks in Europe that is surrounded by nature. It is 5 minutes away from the historic centre of San Marino. Children, teenagers, and adults are able to explore themselves in 26 paths  between the large trees up to 35 meters high. 

Along with this, people are able to challenge their physical abilities by doing sports activities such as airsoft, archery, and horseback riding. They can also just relax in the park by having their picnics in the refreshment areas. 

Interested? Click here! San Marino Adventures

  • Park of Forgotten Stories

Take your children to the small park, curated by the Ludoteca Pologioco of San Marino. In this park is the place of art where statues and installations would take the young and old people into a world of legends and fairy tales. All inspired by the popular and historical heritage of San Marino and their fairy tales tradition. 

Interested? Click here! Park of Forgotten Stories

  • Museum of Curiosities

The kids would love to explore such unusual objects that will fill their minds of curiosities! The Republic of San Marino’s Museo delle Curiosità or Museum of Curiosities is one of the most entertaining and fascinating museums in the country. It comprises a collection of strange yet fascinating items and unique inventions, all a total of more than a hundred that came from the past centuries. All Items are displayed along with their stories. Along with that, there are also displays that feature unusual people. 

Interested? Click here! Museum of Curiosities

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iExplore. (n.d). San Marino — Things to Do. Retrieved from https://www.iexplore.com/articles/travel-guides/europe/san-marino/things-to-do

Rogers. (2021). 14 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in San Marino. Retrieved from https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/san-marino-rsm-rsm-rsm.htm

SanMarinoSite. (2016). 5 things to do with children between San Marino and Romagna. Retrieved from https://www.sanmarinosite.com/news/5-cose-da-fare-con-i-bambini-romagna-sanmarino/

VisitSanMarino. (n.d). Live Timeless Experiences. Retrieved from https://www.visitsanmarino.com/en/Esperienze.html

Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | June 27, 2021

Reasons to Visit the Beautiful Country of San Marino

By: Estelle Via Perello

The reason why most people love to travel is that they want to experience something that is unfamiliar to them, leaving them to create new skills and knowledge, or could practice their current interests. This could be learning a new language, being familiar with the aspects of a new culture, seeing a different way of doing things, gaining new perspectives, and having to attain self-fulfillment needs.
“With travelling, we are able to fulfill more of our nature as humans–to grow and broaden more of our horizons and at the same time, relax and have fun!“
With regards to choosing a destination where to travel, there are a lot of factors that travellers do consider. This includes their budget, the travel experience that they want, visas, language, infrastructure, culture, food, weather, accommodations, and lastly, their reasons to travel. With all this in mind, travellers are able to make decisions in order to fulfill their needs and make their travel worth it.
In this time of pandemic, there are a lot of restrictions with regards to travel and tourism in a lot of countries. Fortunately, as of the moment, there are some countries that are now back on track and at the same time are open for positive development even to other nationals. One of these countries is The Most Serene Republic of San Marino.

“Why San Marino?”


San Marino is already gradually recovering from Covid-19 by having most of their population be vaccinated against the virus. With that being said, the beautiful country now opens their territory to welcome all their visitors. They can now enjoy the sites that can be now visited, events that can be celebrated, and activities that can be enjoyed.
Tourists who travel and explore in Europe may consider having the small yet magnificent and cultured country be their next destination, to fulfill their needs as travellers because San Marino is a check in all factors. The country may even exceed the expectations!

Here are Why Travellers Must Visit the Beautiful Country of San Marino:

1. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

To know more about this, visit here

It is the pride of San Marino that their country is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This points out its breathtaking Mount Titano and their majestic Historical Centre. With this it includes the beautiful mountain peak, the astonishing fortification towers, bastions, gates, and walls. All of this makes San Marino an exceptional testimony to a living cultural tradition that has persisted over the last 700 hundred years.

“It is like Intramuros on top of a mountain!” – a tourist from the Philippines

2. You can get Vaccinated as a Tourist!

This is a thing that most tourists nowadays are looking for, especially those who haven’t got their vaccine. For positive development aside from their own, the Republic of San Marino has decided to combine vaccination campaigns with tourism. The country aims to offer vaccination to other nationals and at the same time support the decimated tourism sector. Because of this, San Marino got a boost in their tourism.
Here are the things that go along with this campaign:
● To offer two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.
● An overnight stay of at least three nights twice in 21 days.

“When we heard about the news from San Marino, we booked right away” – tourists from Latvia.

To know more about this, visit here

3. There are no Border and Passport Controls!

When visiting San Marino, there are no border and passport control, so there are no passport stamps that are issued. However, tourists have the option to get souvenir passport stamps at the state tourism office which is considered by the authorities to be the official stamp.


If a person is a citizen from any Non-European country, they are required to have the Schengen visa before going to Europe – Italy (required), in order to freely go to San Marino. That also includes if you’re from the Philippines.

4. So Many Beautiful Museums, Churches, and Buildings!

When tourists visit the country of San Marino, they usually go to its capital “Città di San Marino” or “City of San Marino”. This is where the beautiful and historic museums, churches, castles, and iconic postcard-views of San Marino are located.


Here are the Must-Visit Places in San Marino!
● Three Fortresses of San Marino
● Basilica di San Marino
● Museo di Stato of San Marino
● Palazzo Pubblico ● Museum of Curiosities
● Centro Storico di San Marino
● Plazza della Liberta

To know more about some of this, visit here

5. They have Picturesque Medieval Streets!

The famous old town which is located in San Marino city is a captivating labyrinth of narrow medieval streets, where it is lined with souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. The famous and magnificent medieval city is built on a Mountain. With that being said, expect that there are a lot of staircases and narrow passageways.

“There are many amazing treasures hiding behind each and every corner!” – Jurga from Full Suitcase.

6. The Country has a Beautiful all-year-round weather for travel!

San Marino is truly a year-round destination. There is really no bad time to visit San Marino. It has the typical mediterranean climate with warm, sunny summers and mild to cool winters.
Here are the guides for San Marino’s seasons all year round!


● Spring (March – June)
The most pleasant weather in San Marino, having the max. temperature around 28°C and the lowest average around 9°C.

● Summer (June – September)
Temperature averages in between 20°C and 30°C. Evenings are cooler, not just in summer but all year round. If drawn to festivals and events, the month of July has many of them.


● Autumn (September – December)
Second best time to visit San Marino. Temperature averages between 14°C and 25°C. These are also the months when the sun hours decrease.


● Winter (December – March)
If you like snowy destinations, San Marino is beautiful to visit (with everything covered with snow). During winter, there are a lot of popular wedding and honeymoon destinations since It doesn’t snow much and the average temperature is between 5°C to 8°C. There are many Christmas-themed events and festivals in this season.
Curious about which is the best time? A recommended time to go to San Marino would be from April to June (Spring) or mid-September to end of October (Fall). During these months, the temperature of the country is at its most pleasant.

7. The Country has a lot of Social Events!

San Marino has a lot of social events that tourists all over the world, visiting in any season, would enjoy! Events would either be traditional, historical, political, religious, musicals, concerts, food, wine-tasting, sports, and a lot more!
Here are some of the annual events & festivals in San Marino!
● Investiture of New Captains Regent (April and September)
● San Marino World Motorcycle Championship (June)
● Adriatic Musical Festival (July)
● Medieval Days (July)
● San Marino Ethnological Festival (mid-July)
● San Marino Jazz Festival (July)
● San Marino’s Day (September)
● Marvels of Christmas (December)
To be updated on San Marino’s upcoming events, visit here

8. Shopping in San Marino would exceed your expectations!

In San Marino, there is so much to buy! The shopping culture in San Marino is surprisingly impressive, there are abundant traditional and modern souvenir products where tourists can choose from. Several products which are popular include: Ceramics, Stamps, Collectible Coins, and Iron Objects. Other products also available are perfumes, cigarettes, leather goods, jewelry, alcohol, retail fashion, handbags, designer items, etc.

All products have a cheap price (tax-free)! An exciting part of doing shopping in the country is that the goods in San Marino are tax-free making all tourists find products at a cheaper price than in Italy. These products are being sold at the malls and market up to 20% below their original price.

Travellers can shop anywhere! The shops across the country are open everyday of the week. The famous old town center is one of the busiest places when it comes to shopping, the shops there are generally stand-alone venues located along the streets. You can also visit the largest and most famous Borgo Maggiore Market, Azzurio Shopping Center, Centro Atlante, and the San Marino Factory Outlet.

9. The People there are Friendly!

The people of San Marino called the “Sammarinese” do take care of their relationships meaningfully. They show the same basic openness and friendliness found among the neighboring Italians. Because of this, they have the quality of great character where it is important to the success of their nation’s big tourism industry. They are accustomed to welcoming people all over the world.

10. There are tons of Traditional Dishes only made in San Marino that are a Must-try!

While having a close resemblance with the cuisine of Italy, San Marino has its own traditional and unique dishes made with their very own ingredients from their country and their own methods of cooking.


The thing that makes San Marino be distinct from having it influenced by other countries is that their agricultural products used in their dishes are all raised and harvested in their land. All being fresh and locally grown. This emphasizes products such as cheese, wine, pasta, and livestock. These products create a huge impact of making Sammarinese dishes distinct.

To know more about this, visit here

It is indeed exciting for how much San Marino has to offer to their visitors with open arms! If you’re a traveller or aspiring to travel, make the beautiful country of San Marino be your next destination! Pack your bags as soon as you can and get ready!

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Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | June 23, 2021

Must-Visit Historical Places in San Marino!

By: Estelle Via Perello

We all know now that the Most Serene Republic of San Marino’s Mount Titano and Historical Centre is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Although the country may be small, it is fascinating how its people have great propelling force in preserving their culture, ways, traditions, and form of governance.

The Physical evidence of what they have treasured for are their Historical Sites. These are the beautiful museums, churches, castles, and buildings from iconic-postcard views; all built from the previous centuries in which up until today are still in function! 

With this being said, as San Marino is famous for their Tourism, they made these historical sights open for the public. All be able to see them in full sight and be fascinated by its medieval beauty and an influence of the fervent period of the Renaissance. This includes its internal and external structures, as well as the archaic items that can be seen inside… Wondering what these places are?

Today, we are going to talk about the must-visit places in Città di San Marino

Città di San Marino is the capital of the Republic of San Marino. The city is considered to be the oldest of the country as this is where its founder, San Marino stood and lived a life of a hermit in holy contemplation along with the initial christian community. Today, most of the beautiful, interesting, and historical places stood in this very city, where a lot of people are looking forward to visiting. 

Here are the 5 must-visit places in the Republic of San Marino!

1. Three Fortresses of San Marino

The Three Towers of San Marino is a famous site in the country that often attracts visitors. These towers are located on the ridges of Mount Titano and are depicted on the coat of arms and flag of San Marino.

When viewing from each of the towers, tourists can watch the stunning views of the coastal plain, Apennine Mountains, City of Rimini, and the far-stretched calming sea. All of the towers are connected with a paved path. In the lower part of the paved path, kiosks that sell souvenirs, drinks, and snacks can be found for visitors to purchase.

  • Guaita (1st tower from the 11th Century) – Also known as “La Rocca”. This tower is the oldest and the most famous of the three and was constructed to be used as a prison.
  • Cesta (2nd tower from the 13th Century) – Also known as “Falesia” or “Fratta”. This tower is located at the highest peak of Mount Titano. It is now home to a museum in honour of Saint Marinus, the founder of the country. 

Here, it showcases over “1,550 weapons” dating from the medieval era to the modern day.

  • Montale (3rd tower from the 14th Century) – This tower is the smallest of the three towers. It was both an observation tower and prison. In the 17th century, the tower played a key role in protecting San Marino during the war with the House of Malatesta. 

Unlike the other towers, this tower is not open for the public and it is privately owned.

To see pictures and more information about the three fortresses, visit: https://www.facebook.com/342783595808201/posts/3972175626202295/?d=n

2. Basilica di San Marino

The Basilica di San Marino is one of the well-known attractions in San Marino. It is a Catholic church that is considered to be the “main religious building in the country” as it is dedicated to the founder and the patron saint of San Marino, St. Marinus. This is also where the relics of St. Marinus are conserved. 

The basilica seen today was built in 1826 with a Neo-classical architecture style by Antonio Serra, an architect from Bologna. It is famous for its outer design of having a portico of Corinthian columns and a Massive bell tower with Romanic-style. 

An interesting part of this is that At the front entrance of the basilica, there is a portico in which a text is inscribed in Latin:

“DIVO. MARINO. PATRONO. ET. LIBERTATIS. AVCTORI. SEN. P.Q.,”

To translate it in English, it means: 

“St. Marinus, father of the Country, the Bearer of Freedom 

for the Senate and the People.”

To visit the Basilica, it is located at Piazzale Domus Plebis, right at the edge of the capital of the Republic of San Marino.

To see pictures and more information about the Basilica di San Marino, visit: https://www.facebook.com/342783595808201/posts/3999568293463028/?d=n

3. Museo di Stato of San Marino

The Museo di Stato, popularly known as the “National Museum of San Marino”, is an astonishing museum in which features stunning collections that belongs to the commencement of the Stone age period specifically the Neolithic era and Ancient ages such as the Roman era, Egyptian era, and the Etruscan era. 

Inside the Museum, there are about 5,000 items to find such as artworks, relics, and archaeological finds from the Prehistoric period until the Renaissance period, spread over 4 levels. All of these were donated from the private collections of Italian political and intellectual figures as an admiration to this fabulous museum.

To visit the Museo di Stato, it is located at the Piazzetta del Titano, housed in the beautiful Palazzo Pergami Belluzzi.

To see pictures and more information about the Museo di Stato, visit: https://www.facebook.com/342783595808201/posts/4013618985391292/?d=n

4. Palazzo Pubblico

The Palazzo Pubblico of San Marino is a well-known and worth-seeing town hall of the Citta di San Marino, having it known as the “official government building”. It is the heart of the political scene and history of San Marino. It can be visited for a fee.

This is usually where the official State ceremonies are being held. It is the seat of the Republic’s main institutional and administrative bodies: 

  • The Captains Regent 
  • The Grand and General Council 
  • The Council of XII 
  • The Congress of State

The overall design of this building is similar to the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy but on a much smaller scale. To visit the Palazzo Pubblico, it is located at the Liberty Square in the heart of San Marino’s Historic Centre.

To see pictures and more information about the Palazzo Pubblico, visit: https://www.facebook.com/342783595808201/posts/4032659316820592/?d=n

5. Museum of Curiosities of San Marino

The Republic of San Marino’s Museo delle Curiosità or Museum of Curiosities is “one of the most entertaining and fascinating museums in the country”. Although not historical, some of its items are from centuries before.

It comprises a collection of strange yet fascinating items and unique inventions, all a total of more than a hundred that came from the past centuries. All Items are displayed along with their stories. Along with that, there are also displays that feature unusual people.

To visit the Museum of Curiosities, it is located in Salita Alla Rocca, Città di San Marino.

To see pictures and more information about the Museum of Curiosities, visit: https://www.facebook.com/342783595808201/posts/4050907741662416/?d=n

It is indeed a great creation and work of art of how these structures are built, preserved, and still be in function… not just for the Sammarinese people but also for those who would love to visit the beautiful country as well.

Which of these famous historical places of the Republic of San Marino would you like to visit first?

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Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | June 21, 2021

Vaccination Tourism in San Marino

By: Estelle Via Perello

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of devastating effect especially on the tourism industry all over the world. However, some countries always find their own ways to overcome these bad situations. One of these countries is the Most Serene Republic of San Marino through its Vaccination Tourism Campaign.

What is it about?

For positive development, the Republic of San Marino has decided to combine vaccination campaigns with tourism. The country aims to offer vaccination to other nationals and at the same time support the decimated tourism sector.

In this context, the government of San Marino decided to:

  1. Offer two doses of the Sputnik V Vaccine
  2. An Overnight stay of at least three nights twice in 21 days.

What are the requirements to receive the Vaccine?

There is no need to worry about who would receive the vaccine because almost everyone is eligible. 

  1. Persons not resident in Italy and allowed to enter and move in San Marino according to the law in force.
  2. Aged between 18 and 84 years old.
  3. Persons not identified as being “clinically vulnerable”

What steps are to be followed?

Here are the guidelines according to the official tourism website of San Marino:

  1. Book two (2) stays at one of the accommodation facilities indicated in the list of hotels. Two periods of at least three consecutive nights each are required, with no less than 21 days and no more than 28 days in between the two stays

The first night shall not fall on a Saturday, and arrivals on a Friday, or on the day before a public holiday shall be before 12:00 (noon). Vaccination, which will be scheduled by the accommodation manager upon confirmation of the reservation, will be carried out on the day of arrival or the following day.

List of Hotel

2. Bear the cost of €50.00 for vaccination, which is apart from hotel accommodation.

This is an interesting strategy made by the country, by taking advantage of their small population and territory as well as their available resources. Because of this, a lot of people from all over the world started to book going to San Marino right away. 

For more information, visit:

https://www.visitsanmarino.com/en/contenuto/Vivi/Turismo_vaccinale.html

You can also learn about the Vaccination Tourism Regulation in this PDF:

https://www.visitsanmarino.com/en/dam/jcr:c7f6711c-5d2c-43f1-b706-5764c1ce420a/Vaccination%20tourism%20%20regulationUT%20.pdf

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