Italy is definitely one of my favourite and most beautiful countries in Europe. Two months ago we travelled to the capital of Italy, Rome ( you can read more about our trip to Rome here and here ) and now we decided to explore Italy some more. This time I went with my family, as my better half was not able to go because of his job.
Our first stop was San Marino, which is a tiny state within Italy. I have never been to San Marino before and it was about time I add another country to my “countries I have visited” list. Based on Google images San Marino is very beautiful and unique, but let me tell you; it’s even better in real life.
When arriving to the state of San Marino, you can either park your vehicle much lower than the actual “beautiful” part of the town starts, pay for funicular railway that takes you to the top or you can drive higher where the road ends and pray you will find an empty parking box.
Since it was a week before “The first of May” holidays, everything was much easier, regarding to crowds. So we decided to drive higher and conquer the top of San Marino by foot. The path takes you through beautiful streets, which are a part of “the old town” of San Marino. Along the way you run into numerous shops, bars, restaurants, many beautiful view points and squares with an amazing architecture. So whether you have no hard time walking up the hill, I suggest you to go by foot.
At the top we found a beautiful restaurant where we had lunch. First Italian pizza of this trip was delicious , but the best thing about this restaurant was the view over the Italian country.
My favourite thing in San Marino (besides the restaurant we dined in) was garden called Giardino dei Liburni. The architecture was amazing and the fountain in the middle of park impressed me the most. There was something I was drawn by it.
A few hours later we left San Marino and drove to the place where we spent our first night, which was located right where Tuscany ends and another region called Umbria begins. We fell asleep pretty early, because we had to be well rested for another long drive the next morning. Our final destination – Amalfi coast was still 500 km away, and much more about that in my next post, so stay tuned.