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San Marino

As one of the world’s smallest countries it is easy to treat San Marino as just another check mark on your list – but not so fast. It might be a quick visit but make sure to give it a chance as it has great views and a history of its own to be discovered. 

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Since you cannot arrive without entering Italy first, you’ll need to know the entry requirements there. To get to San Marino they say that proof of vaccination is required. On the day I went (Sept 2021), I wasn’t asked to present anything. See below for Italy page. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 


Official currency: € Euro  

Budget: You’re going to have to stay in a hotel here if you spend the night but food isn’t too expensive. Grab a piadina on the go for your cheapest option. Restaurants are similar to Western Europe prices. 

Credit cards: Common

Tipping: Check first to see if service was included. If not, 5-10% is appreciated but not obligatory


Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**



**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**


Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**


Official Languages: Italian

Hello: Ciao      Goodbye: Ciao 

Thank-you: Grazie

Yes: Si       No: No

Beer: Birra       Water: Acqua

When to go

From April – early June and September – October you will enjoy warm weather and fewer crowds than the height of summer. Mid June – August the temps, crowds and prices are at their peak. Rimini will be packed in August as Italians get time off and head to the beach so if you’re using that as a base make sure to book well in advance.  

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

San Marino travel guide