San Marino

San Marino is the world's oldest republic and Europe's third smallest state. It lies 657m above sea level with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coast.
According to the tradition the founder of San Marino, a Christian stonemason named Marinus the Dalmatian, climbed Mt. Titano to found a small community of Christians, persecuted for their faith by the Emperor Diocletian.

The capital of San Marino is surrounded by a wall and three distinct towers overlook the rest of the country. The historic centre has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008