Europe 14 - Day 14
A day in San Marino
One of the reasons why we chose to stay at Rimini was its proximity to San Marino, the oldest principality in the world. There is a regular bus that runs from the Rimini Railway Station to San Marino, just for tourists. As we were not towing large suitcases, We walked to the station along the tree-lined streets and under the railway line. The bus was obvious with a large crowd of people. An old lady sat under a sun umbrella selling tickets and maps. The driver turned up and 70 people tried to crowd onto a 55 seat bus. The driver kept telling the later arrivals that there would be another bus right behind him - and there was. But still they tried to get on. As is often the case, the second bus did not have to stop as often as our bus and so arrived at San Marino before we did.
The bus climbed up the steep road towards San Marino and eventually arrived at the bus park. We headed off up the steep street, passing all the souvenir and "tax-free" alcohol and jewellery shops. We reached the main piazza with the Town Hall and decided to stop here for a coffee and bite to eat. Then further upwards to the Castle and towers at the top. After that it was all downhill, back to the bus stop and back to Rimini.
Last updated: 12/10/2014