While I was in Florence for 6 weeks over the summer, I had a mission to visit the two countries within Italy’s borders; Vatican City and San Marino. With a couple weeks left of my stay, I booked a train from Florence to Rimini for me and my partner, Lauren. I had read a forum post online that suggested there was a bus line taking tourists to and from San Marino. That was enough evidence for me, besides, if there wasn’t a bus, at least Lauren was stuck with me.
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We arrived at the station in Rimini and, after a little bit of debate, stumbled into a small convenience store a short walk away. Luckily the forum post was correct, and within a half-hour, we were on a bus packed with tourists traveling the remaining 23 miles to San Marino. I had read that San Marino was built atop the tallest mountain in the region (Monte Titano), but I wasn’t ready for just how much hiking the city would require. Most of the streets were on an incline, and just walking to my hotel room required a small feat of athleticism. This was a small price to pay for the views that were afforded.
To the North was a great view of Rimini, to the east was the Adriatic sea, to the south and west were mountains dotting the green countryside. To top it off, most of the tourists that visit San Marino are gone before sunset, meaning that we were free to wander around the city with little foot traffic. It was like we had the place to ourselves. Pictured above is a shot of Guaita Castle.
Inspiration: 2009 - Mac Miller
Taken: 06-01-2019 825PM Guaita Castle, San Marino City, San Marino
Nikon D7200 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6