Sensational San Marino and Undeniable Urbino

Sensational is a good word for San Marino as it effects all the senses with it’s otherworldly atmosphere.  Arriving in this fifth smallest country in the world you feel like you’ve almost left the planet for a land that lives in the sky, with castles and fortresses like something from a Renaissance fairy-tale.

San Marino, Italy
Top of San Marino, Italy

We visited San Marino by bus from our school in Recanati, it was one of the weekend tours included in our school programs and started with a stop in the small university town of Urbino.  We began our adventure here in this walled city in the Marche region south of Pesaro, nestled in the hillsides of the pre-Apennines.  We had a few hours to tour the town, its famous Palazzo Ducale and museum but we opted to wonder the town taking some pics of the surrounding countryside and visiting one of its many excellent cafes to try some local delicacies.  It was a quick visit but we thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. 

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