02 Jul The Smallest Republic
We said goodbye to our friends at Blogville Rimini over coffee and nutella piadina at Marvelli Sapori and made our way to the airport to pick up our rental car.
We booked a trusty Fiat through Auto Europe, we’ve booked through them in the past and will definitely use them again. They are easy to deal with and will help make sure you get a fair price.
Driving to San Marino was a cinch. It’s only 30 minutes from Rimini and sits high on a hilltop so you can see it all along the drive. The oldest republic in the world, it was founded around 350 A.D. and is a tenth of the size of New York City! It’s a strange and beautiful little place that can best be described as a tax free shopping haven with a gun fetish (it has Europe’s most unrestricted gun laws and I’d bet the most gun shops per capita worldwide).