Tourism in San Marino

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The Palazzo Pubblico at daytime

Tourism in San Marino contributes approximately 2.2% of San Marino's GDP, with approximately 2 million tourists visiting in 2009.[1][2]

Most tourists who visit San Marino are Italian, usually consisting of people who come to spend holidays in the Romagna riviera and decide to spend a half-day or at most a night in the country.[2] Even though there are only a small number of non-Italian foreigners who visit the country, they still are vital to the Sammarinese economy.

The City of San Marino itself contains most attractions. The City is perched on a hill with regular parking areas for cars and buses. The City historic center itself is only a pedestrian zone that has mostly gift shops and food venues on both sides.

Visitor attractions[edit]

The main tourist attractions in the most popular destination in the country, the City of San Marino, and the rest of the nation are:

  • The Three Towers of San Marino (The First Guita Tower, The Second Cesta Tower, and the Third Montale Tower)
  • The Cathedral of San Marino
  • The medieval Palazzo Pubblico
  • The Piazza della Libertà, including the Statua della Libertà
  • The Museo di stato di San Marino, or the State Museum of San Marino
  • The Museo San Francesco
  • The small medieval alleyways, shop-lined streets, scenic terraces and little churches all dispersed around the city and the country.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Background Note: San Marino". U.S. State Department. February 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Turismo: San Marino fa i conti con la recessione economica, l'Italia guarda con fiducia al 2010" (in Italian). San Marino RTV. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 

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