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San Marino, which is also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is located in south central Europe. This country is 24 square miles in size and completely surrounded by the country of Italy. While it is its own independent country, it shares many laws and regulations with Italy.
San Marino is named for Saint Marinus, a stonemason who left Croatia for the region. Once landing in this area, he built a chapel and monastery.
This petite country has blossomed into a hub full of unique cuisine and outdoor sports.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for San Marino. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for San Marino: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
As part of Italy and a developed region, there are few active infections. Make sure you are up-to-date on your routine vaccinations before traveling.
Rabies is present in some animals in San Marino. Consider vaccination if working with animals or staying longer-term.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not required for stays under 90 days in San Marino. Anyone traveling San Marino will need a passport that is valid for at least six months.
Upon arriving in San Marino, you will need to complete a declaration of presence. Failing to do this can result in your expulsion from the country.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Though San Marino is not on the coast, its climate is still considered Mediterranean. This means warm summers, with temperatures in the 70’s. Winters can be cold with highs in the 40’s.
As far as precipitation is concerned, you will almost never see snow in this country. Each month of the year sees at least 1.34 inches of rain. The rainiest months of the year in San Marino are September, October and December.
The crime rate in San Marino is low. Use common sense when securing your belongings. Always keep your travel documents and money in a safe place that is pick-pock proof. Never leave your property unattended, including drinks that you buy at local bars.
Travelers should be aware that there are other threats in San Marino other than crime. San Marino is an active seismic zone. Earthquakes occur regularly here due to the country’s location on a fault zone. Monitor local news for updates as needed.
Monte Titano stands at 2,425 feet above sea level and serves as the highest peak in the country. The mountains height is not the only reason people visit this three-peaked mountain.
Monte Titano, or the Three Towers of San Marino, is home to a wide variety of eye-catching flora and fauna. Dozens of different species of trees thrive on this mountain including oaks, laburnum, cypress, and fir. They serve as a home to the many birds and mammals of this area.
To protect the region, this area was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
Below, you’ll find a list of things you’ll want to take on your trip to San Marino:
As a principality within Italy, the U.S. embassy in Rome serves San Marino:
U.S. Embassy Rome
via Vittorio Veneto 121
Phone: (+39) 06.46741
Consider signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP. STEP is designed to make it easier for you as a traveler from the U.S. to receive assistance in the event of an emergency while you’re abroad.
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