San Marino
San Marino

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  • Day16

    Komin til San Marino...

    September 10, 2019 in San Marino ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    ...eftir ekkert rosalega langa dagleið, en mjög seinfarna. Ég lagði af stað frá Cavallino-Treporti um kl. 8:00 og var komin til San Marino um 15:15 = ca. 7 klukkutímar sem tók að komast tæpa 300 km. Þar af hefur farið ca. einn og hálfur klukkutími í hvíldarstopp, því svona akstur er mjög þreytandi. Til viðmiðunar er þetta ca. vegalengdin frá Reykjavík til Blönduóss, sem maður fer yfirleitt á ca. 3 1/2 klst. með stuttum stoppum í Borgarnesi og Staðarskála.

    Ástæðan? Svæðið er mjög þéttbýlt og hámarkshraðinn í bæjunum er 50 km/klst, þ.e. þegar hann er ekki 30 eða 40. Hraðinn úti á vegunum getur verið mjög breytilegur og ég ók t.d. í gegnum 50, 60, 70, 90, 110 og 130 km/klst. svæði. Stundum fær maður að keyra heila 300 metra á 70 á milli tveggja 50 km svæða.

    Ég er fegin að það eru góðar bremsur í bílnum, því það eru hraðamyndavélar á hverju strái og vissara að halda réttum hraða ef maður vill ekki fá glaðning með póstinum.

    Svo eru það hringtorgin. Ég held að það séu góðar líkur á að ítalir (eða rómverskir forfeður þeirra) hafi fundið þau upp. Þau eru a.m.k. nógu andskoti mörg hérna, og sum risastór.

    Ég held ég láti þetta nægja í bili.

    P.s. ég er að hugsa um að skrifa lýsingu á ítalskri umferðarmenningu. Hún er... áhugaverð.

    P.p.s. gps-slóðin er svolítið skrítin - ég gleymdi tvisvar að setja tækið af stað eftir hvíldsrstopp.
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  • Day17

    Morgunganga í San Marino

    September 11, 2019 in San Marino ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Ég tók strætó eldsnemma í morgun, frá tjaldstæðinu og upp í virkisborg San Marino. Þar var ekki túrista að sjá, bara fólk á leið til vinnu og að undirbúa sig fyrir daginn.

    1. Útsýnið
    2. Götumynd
    3. Meira útsýni
    4. Þarna æfa heimamenn bogfimi
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  • Day325

    Day 326: San Marino

    January 6, 2018 in San Marino ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    First new country in a long time! Up and out fairly early, driving south-west for an hour or so to the micro-nation of San Marino. And this is genuinely a micro-nation, with only 30,000 residents and a very small area of territory. It claims to be the oldest nation on earth, with its roots in the 1300s and has been self-governed almost the entirety of that time - never by an external power. This is why they never joined the Kingdom of Italy when it was established in the 1860s, as they didn't want to be ruled by a foreign sovereign!

    The eponymous town is actually tiny, a small village really, clinging to the side of a cliff and watched over by a three-towered fortress. It's this central area that's on the world heritage list, so we drove in about as close as possible, paid for parking and then set off on a walk.

    The town is basically on the edge of a cliff, so we walked along the rim past each of the three towers. Impressive sights, especially since they looked rather precarious, but we didn't go inside the lower two as they were occupied with paid museums and we weren't super interested. Had a wander around and then a spot of lunch at a restaurant right on the edge (prices surprisingly reasonable since it's basically Italian prices minus taxes), then wandered around the rest of the town.

    It's extremely small, we spent about 90 minutes wandering and had fairly exhaustively covered every street and point of interest. There was the option as well of descending via cable car to the town below which is far more populated, but we'd had enough for the day and headed back to the car. Lots of gun shops around as well, since they take their freedom very seriously.

    Plenty of time to ponder on the drive back to our apartment at Gradara. It was an interesting place to visit I guess, but probably a bit underwhelming. It's not like Italy has a shortage of medieval hilltop fortress towns, so it's probably the micronation status more than anything else that put it on the WH list. Oh well!

    Stayed in again tonight, more pasta naturally!
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  • Day8


    September 12, 2017 in San Marino ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    12th September
    The day starts with a severe thunderstorm which continues through breakfast, the weather is so bad we sit in the lounge and read for a while. Around noon small patches of blue sky start to appear and we venture out dressed for wet weather. We turn left out of the hotel and head north, there are a lot of hair-pin bends to negotiate and the roads are flooded with rainwater pouring from the mountainside. Yesterday the traffic around Garda was horrendous but so far it is not too busy in Torri del Benaco and we manage to find a parking space. Lake Garda is so Beautiful but the dramatic weather continues here with gale force winds making it difficult to walk but the sun is shining and there are lots of people walking around. We sit outside and drink coffee while the waiters struggle to keep the tablecloths anchored down and the menus on the table. There is a lot of spray coming off the lake and all the little boats are bobbing up and down. After a while we move on towards the village of Garda but once again we are soon in a long queue of cars, hardly moving and just like yesterday there is nowhere to park. We continue along the road and stop at a shopping area where we buy some water and wine. It is really hot now that we have left the lakeside and we sit outside with an ice cream before setting off again.
    The hotel "Bellavista" is lovely, the staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming, they go out of their way to be helpful. Our room is clean and quite large and from the balcony we can see the lake, there is a lounge downstairs with a bar and lots of tables and chairs outside. We are going to eat in the restaurant again tonight as we had an excellent meal last night, starting with a glass of Prosecco, salad, pasta, main course and pudding for 16€.
    The village San Zeno di Montagna is very picturesque and we have walked the length of it a few times, there are restaurants and a few shops and places to sit outside with coffee or ice cream. The only problem is we're high up above the lake and it's a 15 minute drive down, it's not very far but the road winds round several hair-pin bends. This is our second visit to Lake Garda and we now realise the best place to stay is somewhere within walking distance of the lake which means you can leave the car at the hotel and if necessary take public transport. Parking is nearly impossible around Lake Garda with slow moving traffic queues and this is the middle of September.
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  • Day9


    September 13, 2017 in San Marino ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    13th September
    We leave Hotel Bellavista, heading south to San Marino and the sun is shining! San Marino is a state enclosed by north-central Italy, it's famous for its medieval walled old town and it is one of the richest countries in the world with low unemployment and a highly stable economy. The capital city is also called San Marino, Mount Titano part of the Appenine range dominates the landscape and three towers sit on the mountain slopes; Montale, Guaita & De la Fratta. We drive through Rimini into San Marino and after dropping our bags at Hotel Rossi we set out to explore the area. It is absolutely fascinating, we leave the car and take a lift up the mountainside where there are cobbled streets and old buildings with fantastic views from the top.
    We decide to eat in the hotel restaurant tonight and what a lively experience it turns out to be, for a Wednesday night it is extremely busy with people coming and going continuously & everyone knows everyone else. (Except us)! We eat lasagne and a fairly decent bottle of house red. There is a long table set for a group of people with several homemade banners " senza del dima" translates as "without smoke", we don't know what that means there is also a buffet set out for a crowd. We hear a lot of noise around midnight but we soon get off to sleep again.
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  • Day157

    Reise nach Kroatien (San Marino)

    March 7, 2018 in San Marino ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Unsere erste Nacht auf der Fahrt nach Kroatien haben wir in San Marino verbracht, wo noch etwas Schnee lag. Die Nacht auf dem Parkplatz war erstaunlicherweise recht erholsam. Am nächsten Morgen brachen wir rasch auf, da wir vor der Weiterfahrt noch eine Stadttour machen wollten. Leider hatte die Seilbahn geschlossen und wir mussten uns auf die Parkplatzsuche rund um die Altstadt begeben. Das war gar nicht so einfach. Doch auf dem vierten Parkplatz – genau an der Stadtmauer – hatten wir Glück.

    Die Runde durch San Marino ging dann ziemlich schnell, da die Altstadt sehr klein ist. Noch nie hatten wir so viele Ramschläden auf einem Fleck gesehen 😳. Das hatten wir nicht erwartet. Aber die Altstadt an sich und der Blick rundherum (bis nach Rimini) sowie die Türme der alten Stadtmauer waren wirklich schön! Genau pünktlich zum Regenschauer waren wir wieder zurück bei Bob und machten uns auf nach Venedig 🤗.
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  • Day322


    November 18, 2018 in San Marino ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Going for a hike in San Marino is quite a challenge - you might either fall from the cliff or can already happen to be in Italy. Soooo small! But 7km are done😎 And happily happened to be away from all tourist traps and had a wonderful dinner in a very local bar in DomagnanoRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Repubblica di San Marino, San Marino, ሳን ማሪኖ, سان مارينو, ܣܢ ܡܪܝܢܘ, San Marín, Сан-Марына, Сан Марино, Marini-Senu, সান মারিনো, སན་མེ་རི་ནོ།, San Marino nutome, Άγιος Μαρίνος, San-Marino, سان‌مارینو, See Maree, Saint-Marin, San Mairíne, સૅન મેરિનો, סאן מארינו, सैन मरिनो, Սան Մարինո, San Marínó, サンマリノ共和国, სან-მარინო, Samarino, Сан-Марино, ಸ್ಯಾನ್ ಮೆರಿನೋ, 산마리노, سان مارینۆ, Res publica Sancti Marini, Sanimarino, Sántu Marinɛ, San Marinas, Santu Marine, Sanmarīno, സാന്‍ മറിനോ, सॅन मरीनो, सान् मारिनो, Saint Mathîn, ସାନ୍ ମାରିନୋ, Repùblica ëd San Marin, San Marein, सान मरीनो, San Marinu, Sên-Marëen, San Maríno, சான் மெரினோ, సాన్ మారినో, ประเทศซานมารีโน, Seni Malino, سان مارىنو, سان مارینو, Repùblica de San Marin, Xan Ma-ri-nô (San Marino), Sanmarinän, Orílẹ́ède Sani Marino, 圣马力诺, i-San Marino

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