- Population: 33,400
- Capital: San Marino
- Language: Italian
- Currency: Euro
- Emergency No: 112
- Size – 23.63 Square Miles
San Marino is a micro state surrounded by Italy that is famed for its medieval walled old town and narrow streets.
Although San Marino is not part of Italy you can visit for a day trip from Florence or Bologna,
As its own state San Marino has its own military and so every day from April through to September you can watch the change of guard every half hour from 8am till 6pm at the Palazzo Pubblico.
San Marino is a great shopping place you can get your Italian brands tax free as San Marino is tax-free shopping. There are loads of smalll shops, boutiques and malls to choose from but the outlet mall in San Marino Factory Outlet or the Queen Outlets are the best place for a designer bargain.