San Marino from Florence

Jun 9th, 2003, 06:52 AM
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San Marino from Florence

Is San Marino worthy of a visit ?
.... and can it be done in a day from Florence ? (I estimate a 5 hour car journey there and back.)

Also, if I had to choose one 'Whole Day Excursion' from Florence where would be your favoutite ?

Thanks for any help

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Jun 9th, 2003, 07:23 AM
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Hi Colin,

Have not been to San Marino. However, in one day you could visit:

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San Marino wouldn't be on top of my list for a daytrip from Florence. It's ok, the site of the castle is picturesque, but it's thoroughly touristy, full of coach parties from Rimini and not worth the long drive IMO. There are many places in Tuscany that's worth a stop. If you are looking a bit further, I would go for Umbria, like Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio or Urbino in Marche. I also did a nice trip to Ravenna to look at the mosaics. Fairly easy drive over quiet roads over the hills, and as you get closer you travel through extensive apple orchards with a chance to buy fresh products. About 2 hours.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 08:41 AM
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I've always wanted to visit San Marino as I found it fascinating that it is it's own little principality in the middle of Italy.

However, unless someone says "IT'S A MUST" then I'll probably leave it for another visit.

It is someway down my list of Italian places to visit!

I may look into doing Sienna as an excursion. (I'm doing Pisa on my day of arrival, and hoping to do Lucca on my day of departure.)

Thanks a lot for your replies.

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Jun 25th, 2003, 09:47 AM
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It is along drive to San Marino from Florence. I would wait and do San Marino when/if you go to Rimini.

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To all: Hve been into San Marino, 3 x
for one over nite, and have it loaded
shoulder to shoulder with tourists, mostly from the UK and their main
purchases are the liquors which are sold
at reasonable prices. However after
in the late afternoon after the main
tours have departed it changes into a
very beautiful place with some wonderful
scenery and sunsets. All three times
had wondereful sunsets and Rist. LaTaverna and Ceasare, were very good...
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Aug 1st, 2003, 03:57 PM
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I agree with Richard. Don't go unless you can stay overnite. We just sort of stumbled on San Marino, found a hotel, and were totally enchanted with how lovely it was after all the "tourists" - departed.
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