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San Marino: Audio Guide Historic Walking Tour

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San Marino: Audio Guide Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 5.99 per person

Explore the historic city of San Marino with an audio guide tour on your phone. Make your way through charming streets and enter Piazza della Liberta to see the outside of the Basilica of San Marino.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Find out about the city, its architecture, history and legends too
  • Hear from producer Mike Corradi, the owner of A History of Italy podcast
  • Do it all in 45 minutes or linger at stops along the way
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home
Full description
A mere 30-minutes from the sea and high up on Mount Titan stands San Marino, guarded by its three medieval towers. On this walking tour, we’ll explore the unique nature of this city, the capital of Europe’s smallest and the world’s oldest republic of the same name, which dates back to 301 AD. Not only is San Marino a country inside a country, bordered by Italy on all sides – its capital is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting at the entrance to Porta San Francesco (Gate of Saint Francis), you’ll wander through the city’s narrow streets, past ancient churches and two of three towers, Torre Cesta and Guaita. Our 45-minute tour ends in Piazza della Libertà, where I’ll share how the city’s very own Statue of Liberty came to arrive in this square. Along the way, I’ll tell you how the people of San Marino have staunchly defended their freedom for over 17 centuries. You won’t only hear about the city, its architecture and history though. I’ll tell you about San Marino legends too, including one about a saint who befriended and rode a bear. Other highlights on this tour include: • Seeing the Cava dei Balestrieri, a quarry often used for crossbow shooting, a historical specialty in the city • Walking through the 13th century Passo delle Streghe (the ‘pathway of witches’) where young girls used to come and dance around bonfires • Taking in the sweeping views at the Il Cantone viewpoint and the tranquility of Giardini Borghesi, the Borghesi Gardens • Stopping in front of Basilica di San Marino, where a settlement was first established • Finding out about a number of unusual museums including the Torture Museum, the Curiosity Museum, and the Museum of Creatures of the Night There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way for you to taste the local cuisine and wine. You can also take advantage of lower sales tax and browse for clothes, leather goods, souvenirs and items that you’d pay more for in the rest of Italy.
Includes
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

Porta San Francesco is a short walk from various parking areas such as P9 and P10 as well as bus parking. Indeed you can take a bus from the station in the city of Rimini to San Marino. You can also park at Borgo Maggiore and take the cable car up.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • The tour uses a mobile app. You will need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour
  • It is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It is best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point
  • When the download is complete, you will see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The redstart button will become active when you are at the starting point
  • The tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next
  • Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English.
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Going at your pace is priceless!!!

November 11, 2022

Product ID: 429582