Backpack Benji

San Marino: A State Within A State.

San Marino is a county inside of a country. This tiny miscrostate is surrounded entirely by Italy and is one of the worlds oldest countries. The capital city of San Marino sits high atop Monte Titano and you can climb to the pinnacle of the entire country. We had lunch near the summit among the clouds and climbed along the medieval wall of the city and along its narrow cobblestone streets. The “three towers” which can be seen for miles away, have sat atop the fortress city since the 11th century. Deals on leather and gold seemed really good in the tiny town. If you want to check another county off your list and are close to Florence, take the trip to see charming San Marino.  Here are some pics from my trip…


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