History of San Marino
The Republic of San Marino was founded by Saint Marinus. Saint Marinus went to the city of Rimini as a stone mason and left the island of Arba, in present day Goatia with his life long friend Leo. Following the Christian sermons after Diocletianic maltreatment, he ran away to the nearly Monte Titano where he built a tiny church. The official date of the following is known as the Republic, which was founded on 3 September 301. Its independence was recognized by the Papacy in 1631. A brief threat to the independence of San Marino was advanced by Napoleon's army in 1797. A letter was delivered by Napoleon to Gaspard Monge who was the scientist and commissary of the French Government for science and art and promised to guarantee and protect the independence of the Republic. The offer was declined by San Marino because of the fear of the future retaliation from other states which was known as revanchism. San Marino served as a refuge to many people during the later phase of the Italian Confederacy. Giuseppe Garibaldi acknowledged in appreciation of this support. Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary on 23 May 1915 during World War I. Italy tried to forcibly establish a detachment of the Carabinieri in the republic. In the fighting on the Italian Front two groups of ten volunteers joined the Italian forces. San Marino remained neutral during World War II, although it was wrongly reported in an article from The New York Times that it had declared war on the United Kingdom on 17 September in 1940. Just three days after the fall of Binito Mussolini in Italy, PFS ruled collapsed. The Fascists regained power despite that San Marino was bombed by the Royal Air Force. The country accepted thousands of civilian refugees when Allied forces went over the Gothic Line. The Battle of San Marino was defeated by Allied forces in September 1944, but it had world's first democratically elected communist government and is considered as the smallest republics. San Marino became a member of the council of Europe in 1988 and of the United Nations in 1992 but not the member of the European Union or of the Euro zone as it uses the euro as its currency.
Geography of San Marino
San Marino is considered as a commune in Italy, on the boundary between the region of Emilia Romagna and Marche, which is about 10 km from the Adriatic coast of Rimini whose topography is dominated by the Apennine mountain range. The pinnacle of Monte Titano situated at 749m above sea level is the highest point in the country. San Marino is considered as the third smallest country in Europe. With only Vatican City and Monaco are being smaller.
Climate of San Marino
The climate in San Marino is Mediterranean with continental influences, having warm summers and cold winters. It is typical of inland areas of the central peninsula.
Natural Resources in San Marino
The natural vegetation is a union of deciduous and sclerphyllous forest. Italian brown bear and wolf are found in the forest of the country.
Tourist Attraction in San Marino
San Marino contributes approximately 2.2% of San Manio's GDP in Tourism. And approximately 2 million visitors arrived in 2009. All the tourists visit to San Marino. The City of San Marino contains most attractions. The various tourist places in San Marino are The Three Towers of San Marino, The Cathedral of San Marino, The medieval Palazzo Pubblico, The Pizza della Liberta, The State Museum of San Marino, The Museo San Francesco etc.
Famous Hotels in San Marino
1. Hotel Silvana
2. Grand Hotel Primavera
3. Hotel Cesare
4. Hotel Joli
5. Hotel Titano
6. Grand Hotel San Marino
7. Hotel Rosa
8. Hotel II Monte
9. Hotel Rossi
10. Best Western Palace Hotel
Cuisines of San Marino
The cuisine of the country emphasizes fresh and locally grown produce, pasta, and meat. Faggioli con le cotiche, a dark bean soup tasted with bacon, pasta e cece, a soup of chickpeas and noodles essence with garlic and rosemary; and Nidi DI Rondine (literally, "swallow's nest"), a dish of pasta with smoked ham, cheese, beef, and tomato sauce are the traditional dishes of the country.
Culture of San Marino
San Marino is considered as a predominantly Catholics state, but it is not the established religion. The various parishes of the country are divided between the Diocese of Montefeltro and Diocese of Remini. Sammarinese dialect and standard Italian are the official languages in San Marino.
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Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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Facts about San Marino
|Capital||City of San Marino|
|Independence Day||September 3, 301|
|Area||61.2 sq km|