San Marino is a landlocked country completely surrounded by Italy. Because of it being an enclave of Italy, the climate of San Marino is Mediterranean, with warm summers and cool winters. The country is the third smallest in Europe, with only Vatican City and Monaco being smaller in size.
A famous site on the island that often attracts visitors is the Three Towers of San Marino. The towers are located on the three peaks of Mount Titano and are depicted on the coat of arms and flag of San Marino. The first tower, Guaita, which is the oldest of the three and was constructed in the 11th century to be used as a prison. The second tower is Cesta, is located on the highest peak of Mount Titano and was constructed in the 13th century. The tower is now home to a museum which was built in 1956, to honor Saint Marinus, the founder of the island. The third tower, Montale, is the smallest of the three towers, was constructed in the 14th century, is not open to the public and is privately owned.
San Leo is a municipality located in the Italian region of Marche and borders San Marino. One of the oldest fortresses on the island is found here. The town is also home to several ancient churches and a cathedral which was built in 1173, and now houses a museum and picture gallery about the island. There are also large colonies of feral cats that attract the attention of locals and tourists believing that they are descended from the cats of the 11th century that used to reside on the cathedral grounds.
The town of Maranello Rosso contains two museums in total. The Ferrari Museum provides guided tours that entertains its visitors with stories and history about the life of Enzo Ferrari. The tour also includes information about the history about the technological and monumental achievements of the House of the Prancing Horse. The museum is home to an exhibit of twenty-five Ferrari cars, a Ferrari 250 GTO, which is valued at $10 million dollars and a Ferrari Spyder 250 Pininfarina that was once owned by Marilyn Monroe. The Arbath Museum tells the life story of Carlo Abarth, an Austrian born automobile designer. He built the company Abarth & Company from the ground up and sold it to the Fiat corporation in 1971. The museum has a collection of over forty cars from different significant races held around the world.
Also on the island is a wax museum. The museum contains over forty historical displays with one hundred scenes depicting life how it was in times gone by. It has charter over 1,000 years of history of the island and the Republic of San Marino. There is also a special feature section of the museum dedicated entirely to famous figures that inhabited San Marino at one time or another.
San Marino may be a small island, but when it comes to hotels the island thinks on a grander scale. The Titano Hotel is located in the heart of San Marino and was constructed in 1894. The hotel has been completely restored to its previous grandeur and offers guests traditional services mixed with the highest level of professionalism. The Grand Hotel San Marino is another top-notch establishment on the island and is conveniently located directly in the heart of the city. The hotel was built in 1964 and has been completely renovated within the past three years. The hotel is located on the side of Mount Titano and is located within close proximity to spas, shopping, transportation and many of the bars and restaurants on the island. The island of San Marino is ideal for travelers seeking serenity, beautiful scenery and unspoiled landscapes. The islands are known for providing a traditional Italian welcome and boasts some of the most outstanding guest services in the world.