I Luoghi della 1000 Miglia

San Marino

The Most Beautiful Race in the World in the Oldest Republic in the World

There’s one point in common between the 1000 Miglia and San Marino. Both have managed to preserve their history perfectly over the course of time. After the start in Cervia – Milano Marittima, during the second Leg on 14th June, the race passed through the City State of San Marino.

More than one thousand seven hundred years of independence and freedom, between history and legend, are the distinguishing features of the oldest Republic in the world, a strip of land perched on Mount Titano in the heart of Italy.  Popes, generals and even Emperor Napoleon respected this land’s testimony of freedom over the centuries.

The cultural tradition and the values of authenticity, freedom and identity that have remained unchanged over the centuries are the reasons why UNESCO, in 2008, included the historic centre of San Marino, Borgo Maggiore and Mount Titano in its list of World Heritage Sites. The Heritage encompasses the entire visual panorama of the mountain, which juts out towards the Adriatic Sea from its 750-metre height, resembling the prow of a ship, as if it wanted to return to the sea where its rocks were formed millions of years ago,

The uniqueness of the oldest Republic in the world is waiting to be discovered, visiting it in every season and strolling through the charming streets of a unique village.