San Marino Uncovered: Walk the World’s Oldest Republic
Do you know what the oldest republic in the world is? Take a big step into one of Europe’s smallest countries. A glimpse of the wonders awaits you at the gate of Porta San Francesco. Wander the streets of the beautiful city and discover its old buildings. Hear the city legends and be impressed with the views from the towers. You will engage with the architecture of the Palazzo Pubblico, a historical square. The Cava de Balestrieri and Basilica of San Marino are a walking distance away and both evoke a medieval and holy presence. Step onto the peaks of San Marino, on the peaks are 2 of the 3 towers that guard the city. Our professional guide will put you in the shoes of the battles that took place here. Guaita and Falesia are as old as the republic with many more tales to tell.
- Professional local tour guide
- Possible entrance fees
Route & Duration
Gate of Saint Francis
Porta San Francesco is a city gate of San Marino. Here you will discover an impressive and worth-seeing building with the old medieval walls, warning inscriptions about severe penalties for the import of weapons, coats-of-arms of San Marino and the Feltresca family, and many other historic sights!
Piazzetta del Titano
It is a lively and dynamic San Marino square with great architecture and many attractions. Here you will find many little cafés, souvenir shops, and interesting architectural details, such as balconies, pilasters, palace-like buildings, and also a truly magnificent entranceway!
Public Palace is a San Marino City Hall and the official government building for state meetings. Here you will find the magnificent neo-renaissance style palace, a mesmerizing architecture, medieval symbols, ceremonial halls, splendid rooms, and the art of acclaimed Italian artists!
Cava dei Balestrieri
Crossbowmen’s Quarry is an ancient place rich in history and traditions, and it also serves as a home for many traditional festivities such as flag-waving or crossbow demonstrations. While visiting, you will learn why the crossbow has always been a significant part of San Marino’s history, and there is also a chance to see how crossbowmen practice their art!
Basilica of San Marino
The Basilica of San Marino is the main church of this beautiful city. In this magnificent neo-classic building, you will discover impressive architecture, six altars, symbolic paintings, a majestic bell tower, the main altar which houses the urn with the bones of the Saint, the Throne of the Regents, and the monument with the top portion of Saint Marinus’ skull.
It's the most famous and oldest tower in San Marino. While visiting, you will discover a unique museum with the Chapel of Santa Barbara, the Bell Tower, and the Pen Tower; moreover, you will also find the stone path called ‘Witches’ and the breathtaking views that can be seen from the top of the tower!
The Falesia Tower is the second of the three towers in San Marino. Here you will find the Museum of Ancient Arms, and once inside, you will be able to discover the collection of about 2000 weapons, swords, and various types of guns while some of them are about 500 years old!
At the main entrance of Gate of Saint Francis (Piazzale Lo Stradone, Città di San Marino) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.