Useful information about San Marino

All the information you need to visit San Marino

Contacts, currency, guided tours and much else

Where is the Tourist Information Office?

The Tourist Information Office is in Piazza Garibaldi 5, in the historic centre of the Republic of San Marino.
T 0549 882914 - F 0549 882575
Opening hours
from Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 - 13.00 / 13.30 - 18.00
December 25th and January 1st: 14.30 - 18.30
Apply here for a tourist visa on your 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 Sammarinese 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 it has the right to mint euro coins at the Italian Mint showing images of the small Republic on the coin faces. Base metal denominations start from one cent and go up to two euros. For collectors, silver coins of 5 and 10 euros and gold coins of 20 and 50 euros are minted, in addition to scudos.

Philately and Numismatics Office
Piazza Garibaldi, 5 - San Marino
T 0549 981022

Opening hours
10.00 - 17.00

When does the picturesque “Changing of the Guard” take place?

The Changing of the Guard can be watched at the Public Palace during summer:
- from 15 until 21 July at 10.30 - 11.30 - 12.30 - 13.30,
- from 22 July until 22 September at 10.30 - 11.30 - 12.30 - 13.30 - 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.30 - 17.30.
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.


Central Station  
T 0549 991441

Car hire

Autonoleggio Ippo srl
T 0549 980511

Information on parking in San Marino for non residents
From 1 April to 30 September payment required from 8.00 to 24.00
From 1 October to 31 March payment required from 8.00 to 20.00

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
Single rate: € 25.00
Leave and pick up operations within 30 minutes: free of charge

Rates for guests staying in accommodation facilities in San Marino
Buses - 50%
Cars € 6.00 ​​for each overnight stay
The guest travelling by car can benefit of the discounted rate very easily by communicating the license plate number to the accommodation facility at the time of booking or during check-in and will be able to park in the following car parks:

  • parking lot P1 - piazzale Lo Stradone - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P2A with barrier - piazzale M. Giangi - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P2Bus with barrier - via del Voltone - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P3  with barrier - viale J.F. Kennedy - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P4 - viale Antonio Onofri - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P6 with barrier - Cava Antica - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P7 with barrier - Cava degli Umbri - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P8 with barrier - via Piana - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P9 multilevel with barrier - entrances via Piana and via Napoleone Bonaparte - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P10 with barrier - via Napoleone Bonaparte - Città di San Marino
  • parking lot P11 - via Ventotto Luglio - Borgo Maggiore

In case of parking lot with a barrier, the system will immediately recognize the license plate and the gate will open for entry and exit.
Entry and exit operations will be guaranteed until 23.59 on the day of check out.
In the case of metered parking it will not be necessary to display any parking permit.

Camper Rates
2 hours parking: € 5.00 - valid all year round;
3rd hour until 00.00: € 8.00 - valid from 1 October to 31 March;
daily rate: €13.00 - from 1 October to 31 March;
3rd hour until 00.00: € 10.00 - from 1 April to 30 September;
daily rate: € 15.00 - from 1 April to 30 September

To reach the historic centre from covered parking lot no. 9:
- Panoramic lifts;
- Via delle Scalette: a stairway of over 300 steps.

More info:
Tourism Board - Parking Sector
T +378 883808

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: € 3.00
Round-trip: € 5.00
Round trip for groups (>25): € 4.00
Purchase here your cable car ticket

Cable car - Borgo Maggiore Station
T 0549 883590

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. This is 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


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