What you should know before traveling to San Marino
San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe. Other two are the Vatican and Monaco. San Marino is placed in Italy, but it is the independent country. They like to say that San Marino is the oldest republic in the world. There are many interesting places to visit, despite the size of just 61.2 square kilometers. In order to get to San Marino, you don’t need a visa, because it has open borders. But, foreign tourist must require a permit if they want to stay longer than 10 days.
There is no airport or railway station in this country. The closest airport is in Remini. Other airports that are close to San Marino are: Forlì, Bologna and Ancona. The closest railway station is in Remini as well. You can get by a car in this country. There is no border control, so there is no delay in order to get into the country. There is a lot of free parking so moving through the city isn’t a problem. The official language is Italian. But they speak very clean Italian language. Also, there are a lot of Russian tourists, so this language is frequently used. Many restaurants and coffee houses use Russian language. The English language is used but not so mush.
You will be able to move around the city without knowing Italian of Russian language. The official currency is the euro. A good thing is that prices of certain items are lower than in Italy. For example, cigarettes cost less in San Marino. In addition, tax-free is available for all tourists that come in San Marino.