San Marino is landlocked by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, but did you know it’s a country in its own right? On this tour, you’ll discover the Medieval history of this tiny state – one of the world’s 193 independent countries – plus the future of the Ferrari car enterprise. The mountain views as you approach are superb, so make sure you’ve got your camera to hand. Within San Marino lies the capital of the same name, near the base of Mount Titano. Founded in the fourth century, it’s perfectly preserved and cars are banned. So you’ll explore the city, enclosed by walls containing gateways, towers and ramparts, by foot. The next stop is Maranello – set within the wealthy Emilia-Romagna region and therefore dubbed Italy’s secret capital. Here, you’ll visit Museo Ferrari, heaven on earth for car racing lovers. As well as cars, you’ll see trophies, photographs and other historical objects relating to the Italian motor racing industry.
It's a one-and-a-half-hour journey to San Marino.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.