Contained entirely within Italy, San Marino is an independent country that is bursting with beautiful scenery, great food and an in-depth history. With towers, fortress walls, cobbled streets and views stretching across San Marino and Italy, there are numerous Instagrammable places in San Marino for you to discover. Find the most Instagrammable places in San Marino below.
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1. The Witches Path
Starting off strong with my favourite of the Instagrammable places in San Marino: The Witches Path. It’s real name is Passo Delle Streghe, and it is found between the first and second tower of San Marino (more on the towers below). This pathway feels straight out of a fairytale and is very easy to find. In addition to views across San Marino, you can also feature one of the San Marino towers in the image. You can find the Witches Path here.
2. The Guaita Tower – The First Tower
San Marino boasts three fortress towers that overlook the city and country from the top of the mountain. The first and second towers are open to the public (although when I visited only the first tower was open as the second tower was undergoing maintenance) and it is well worth paying the admission fee to explore Guaita Tower from inside. In addition to walk around the walls, you can climb up the stairs/ladder to take in the highest viewpoint with impressive scenes of the second tower and of San Marino. This is one of the must dos and Instagrammable places of San Marino. Admission was €6 for Guaita Tower + 1 museum entry or €8 for Guaita Tower + multiple museum entry.
3. The Cable Car Viewpoint
The San Marino cable car (or Funivia di San Marino) is a great point to capture even more views across San Marino. You can access the cable car from two points: in Borgo Maggiore (at the bottom of the mountain) or San Marino – Città (at the top of the mountain). If you are already at the top of the mountain you don’t need to get on the cablecar to see the views – you can already see them from the view point just beside the cable car entrance (picture below) but it would still be an enjoyable experience. This is one of the most well known Instagrammable places in San Marino.
4. The streets of San Marino
Almost everywhere you look on the streets of San Marino city there is an Instagrammable places or photogenic moments to capture. The San Marino streets are cute, winding and cobbled and make for some of the best Instagrammable places in San Marino. A few examples below:
5. The Three Towers Forest Walk
As mentioned earlier there are three towers that stand over San Marino, all of which are worthy Instagrammable places in San Marino. While you can explore the first two towers and admire the third tower from the outside, it’s also worth keeping your camera close by for the walk between the towers. The forest is beautiful and fresh, and, on clear days, offers more stunning Instagrammable views over San Marino.
6. Drinks with a view at Bellavista
Treat yourself to a cocktail (or two) at Bellavista in San Marino. This restaurant is found in San Marino city along the city walls and offers stunning views. Order an Aperol Spritz at sunset to match your drink to the atmosphere at one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in San Marino. Plus, the drinks are very good value – only €5 for a spritz! You can find this spot here.
Other restaurants with a view in San Marino include Bar Piadineria La Capanna and Domus Coffee & Food; which are known for being a few of the Instagrammable places in San Marino; however, both closed early for food so I would recommend going to Bellavista, which opens for dinner.
7. Palazzo Pubblico San Marino
The Public Palace of the Republic of San Marino is the town hall of San Marino and is one of the Instagrammable places in San Marino. Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to maximise your chances of having this place all to yourself. Find this spot here.
8. The Passport Stamp
And you can’t leave San Marino without getting a stamp on your passport. Although San Marino is an independent country, you don’t actually need your passport to enter or exit the country. If you visit the San Marino Tourist Office though for €5 they will stamp your passport for a keepsake of your time here (and an Instagrammable momento from San Marino) – go on, upload it to that Instagram story.
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