All the information you need to visit San Marino
Contacts, currency, guided tours and much else
Where is the Tourism Information Office?
The Tourism Board is in Contrada Omagnano, 20 in the historic centre of the Republic of San Marino.
T 0549 882914 - F 0549 882575
from Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 13.30 / 14.00 - 18.00
25 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 closed
Apply here for a visa for a tourist passport at the price of € 5,00.
What area telephone code is used?
+ 378 (for landline numbers)
+ 39 (for mobile phone numbers)
What currency is used in San Marino?
The euro is used in San Marino.
After a break of 34 years, San Marino started minting its own currency again in 1972, coining various denominations of the San Marino lira which are much sought after by collectors. Also worth noting is the resumption of the minting of gold coins in 1974; these were legal tender exclusively within the territory.
Since 2002 San Marino has the right to mint euro coins at the Italian Mint showing San Marino images on the coin faces. Base metal denominations start from one cent and go up to two euros. For collectors, San Marino also mints silver coins of 5 and 10 euros and gold coins of 20 and 50 euros, in addition to scudos.
When does the picturesque “Changing of the Guard” take place?
The Changing of the Guard can be watched at the Public Palace during the summer.
The colourful uniform worn by the Fortress Guard for the sentinel service and Changing of the Guard consists of a dark green double-breasted jacket adorned with white and red braiding, red trousers with a green stripe, a kepi with red pom-pom and white gaiters. The ceremonial uniform also includes wearing gold straps and a leather helmet with white and red ostrich feathers.
Take a train tour of San Marino
Miniature train, with multilingual audio-guide service, connecting Borgo Maggiore and San Marino City. The miniature train uses part of the old railway route through two engineering masterpieces: the tunnels of Borgo Maggiore and Montalbo.
You have to book.
M +39 366 6374751
T +378 906991
T +378 991441
Autonoleggio Ippo srl
T +378 980511
Information on parking in San Marino
Rates for cars
1 hour stay: € 1.50
2 hour stay: € 3.00
from 3 to 5 hour stay: € 4.50
whole day: € 8.00
Rates for buses
2 hours stay: € 10.00 (minimum rate)
3-5 hours stay: € 15.00
6-24 hours stay: € 25.00
Leave and pick up operations within 30 minutes: free of charge
Rates for residents in San Marino hotels
Buses - 50%
Cars € 4.00 (24 hours)
To reach the historic centre from covered parking lot no. 9:
- Panoramic lifts;
- Via delle Scalette: a stairway of over 300 steps.
Shuttle service P12-P2 Bus (active on days of particular crowding)
On days when it is expected that parking spaces at the top of Mount Titano will be full, you may have to park your car in the P.12 parking area. On these occasions a special bus service is provided especially to facilitate access to the historic centre of San Marino by connecting the parking lot 12 (Murata - Viale Campo dei Giudei) to parking lot 2/B (Piazzale della Stazione). The cost of the return bus ticket, including parking, is € 3,00 per person.
Tourism Office - Parking Sector
T +378 883808 - F +378 883813
Getting to the historic centre by cable car
There is a cable car departure every 15 minutes.
Days and times:
January - February from 7.45 to 18.30
March from 7.45 to 19.00
April from 7.45 to 19.30
May - June from 7.45 to 20.00
1 July - 3 September from 7.45 to 1.00
4 - 30 September from 7.45 to 20.00
October from 7.45 to 19.00
November - December from 7.45 to 18.30
One-way: € 2.80
Round-trip: € 4.50
Round trip for groups (>25): € 4.00
Charging stations for electric cars and bicycles
In San Marino there are 22 charging columns for electric cars, each with two 11 kW and 22 kW sockets and 6 charging stations for electric bicycles. ABB charging stations guarantee a full charge in less than an hour, are compatible with all electric vehicles on the market and meet the highest safety standards.
From Borgo Maggiore to San Marino
You can also get from San Marino to Borgo Maggiore using the ancient stairway of the Costa dell'Arnella. The only way to reach the historic centre of San Marino which from the Mercatale di Borgo Maggiore climbs gently up the slopes of the mountain among thick chestnut trees and leads, at the top, through the ancient Cliff Gate.
Free WiFi and Apps
LIVE IN SAN MARINO is an integrated system that includes the WI-FI network and an APP and that allows quick access to information and services to enable you to get the most out of your time in the Republic of San Marino. To download the LIVE IN SAN MARINO APP and to learn about WI-FI coverage areas visit http://m.livein.sm/it/home
AIDYOU is the first smartphone app useful for managing the most common health and social emergencies.