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... to start in San Marino though. It's a couple of euros cheaper to catch a bus to the Italian town of Pietracuta on the other side of San Marino--then I can walk to the mini-country from there. So I'm off... leaving the overdeveloped coastland behind, and into the hill country where I soon spot a hilltop castle... then another... Yep. Don't look at the road or the power lines and you might be able to convince yourself that this is 1413 rather ...
... to the mountaintop, but figure it’ll make more sense to start at the capital and work my way down. San Marino City is absolutely magical. It’s the only capital in the world I think that preserves that old fortress feel-- as the town really can’t expand much due to the cliffs around it. You have castles within castles with stairways and steep alleys that climb up towards the highest peak of the mountain. Only a couple of streets here and no ...
... with plants and flowers. Then, the village ends abruptly, there's a sheer drop... and orchards and farmplots all around...
1624. An Ill-fated Shortcut (San M 011)
Faetano, July 30, 2013, Day 252
3 hrs, 6 kms
I continue on down the road, to my one last town. It's time to start pondering on my conclusions of the Republic of San Marino.
One thing I've noticed about every town in this country is they each have a small industrial zone. San Marino doesn't ...
... at the Old City. This is Saturday evening after all, and I suspect that that’s where the excitement might be… At first I don’t see a lot going on… just a plaza turned into a parking lot, but then I see a crowd of people in an alley up ahead… I go closer to see and find… One of the coolest bands I’ve ever heard. I’m not sure what you’d call the style-- It’s like polka meets flamenco meets heavy metal… ...
... tiny country of San Marino. At a mere 62 square kilometers, the hike is going to have to spill into Italy to reach the 100 kilometer minimum... which won't be a problem. Rimini is a cool city too and I'm glad to include it in my Superhike. Today I only have a few hours left of daylight, so there's not point in heading up to San Marino today. Instead I'm going to hop on a train up the coast and wander through a couple of beach towns. Beach towns on ...