San Marino - Tourism, travel, and recreation

The government has promoted tourism so successfully that in summer during the 1980s the number of San Marino residents was often exceeded by the number of visitors (20,000–30,000 daily). Growth in the tourist industry has increased the demand for San Marino's stamps and coins, gold and silver souvenirs, handicrafts, and pottery.

Principal attractions are the three medieval fortresses at the summit of Mt. Titano and the magnificent view from there of Rimini and the Adriatic Sea. The State Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment Board maintains various recreational facilities.

In 2000, there were 3,071,000 foreign visitors. There were 631 hotel rooms with 1,625 beds and a 39% occupancy rate that year. In 2001, the US Department of State estimated the daily cost of a stay in San Marino at about $150.

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