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Nestled in San Marino, one of the smallest countries in the world, Borgo Maggiore is a charming town as picturesque as it is historic. Known for its vibrant weekly market and breathtaking panoramas, Borgo Maggiore is a must-visit for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat, filled with local culture and scenic beauty.

History

Historically significant as one of San Marino’s most ancient settlements, Borgo Maggiore has seamlessly integrated with the passage of time, preserving its old-world charm while embracing modernity. Built on one of the slopes of Monte Titano and known formerly as “Mercatale,” Borgo Maggiore offers rich historical insight into the heart of traditional Sammarinese life.

How to get there

Borgo Maggiore is only about 5 miles away from Rimini, Italy. Transportation options include buses from Rimini, hired cars, or taxis. The breathtaking view during the drive along the Adriatic Coast provides an added bonus during your journey. The town is also accessible via a funicular from the City of San Marino.

List of Attractions

  1. Weekly Market: Filled with local vendors selling traditional products, the lively weekly market is a major attraction.
  2. Cable Way: The cableway ride to the City of San Marino offers breathtaking panoramic views of the region.
  3. Hiking Trails: Hike up to the Three Towers of San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to enjoy the spectacular views.

Ticket Information

The town is free to visit for all tourists. Charges for the cable car, specific events, or attractions in the vicinity can be inquired about on location or at the local tourist office.

List of tips for visiting

  1. Plan for Market Day: Try to visit on a Thursday, when the town springs to life for market day.
  2. Wear Comfortable Shoes: With the adventurous trails around, comfortable footwear is recommended.
  3. Try Local Cuisine: Experience the local cuisine in the local ‘trattorias’ – a rewarding way to end your day of exploration.
  4. Capture the View: Don’t forget your camera! The panoramic views from Borgo Maggiore are a photographer’s dream.
  5. Check the Weather: The weather can change quickly in the mountains, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast before your visit.

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