Posted by: Consulate of the Republic of San Marino | August 29, 2014

San Marino: time-tested republic and witness to freedom

San Marino Pride!

Light, Grace, Invitation & Promise

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

DSC_0120-001This weekend I’m winding down the “Italy Adventure” series. Maybe one or two more posts after today. For me, retelling the journey has been a lot of fun; and I trust I have communicated the essential “fabulosity” of Italy for all of you.

Today we’ll be visiting the Republic of San Marino. Founded on September 3, 301, the tiny nation – 24-square-miles – has continuously maintained its independence and its neutrality. Even Napoleon Bonaparte respected the republic’s right to exist. Then, in 1871, after San Marino provided refuge for supporters of Italian unification, Garibaldi exempted the state from integration.

DSC_0063San Marino has by definition stood for independence and for political neutrality; the state represents a more than eighteen-hundred year commitment to principles that – to date – govern only a minority…

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