I've arrived, pretty tired yesterday after 36 hours on the go. This morning I had a few hours to myself before being picked up by my gracious host of Visit San Marino so I did a few steps around my hotel.
San Marino is world's oldest republic in its original form, and can be traced back to around the year 300 AD. So very old, and very well conserved. The country (because it is an independent country, not a part of Italy) is in fact an enormous mountain, spreading around some 60 square kilometers.
The city is truly beautiful, steeped in history. Despite deservedly being part of UNESCO's World Heritage, it is not well know. Even with its own MotoGP race (this weekend), many bikers do not know that this is a place to visit and stay. The old walls are still standing as are the enormous watch towers.
From my first brief trip, here are some photo impressions of what I have seen so far. Enjoy. I am off for my first photo session.
#01 - The arrow points to where I am
#02 - Old Castle Walls
#05 - Restaurant with a great view
#06 - Very steep roads at times. Need to be in shape.
#07 - Castle Walls
#08 - At the horizon you can see the sea.
#09 - Motorcycle parking everywhere. Most used vehicle.
#10 - Narrow streets
#11 - Like anywhere in Italy, in San Marino you find pretty girls.
More to come later