• Italy!

    Italy: Rome' historic buildings. Go Now!

    Italy
    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

  • Ireland!

    Ireland: Cliffs of Moher! Go Now!

    Ireland
    The Emerald Isle is world famous for its landscapes, foods, beers, and culture. Explore Ireland!

  • Albania!

    Albania: Village of Theth! Go Now!

    Albania
    Albania is unique in Europe, starting with its Muslim heritage, but expanding to include food, culture, and even its natural beauty. Explore Albania!

  • Armenia!

    Armenia: Noravank Monastery. Go Now!

    Armenia
    With a unique language, foods, architecture, and identity, Armenia is a fascinating country and culture unlike no other in the world. Begin Your Journey!

  • Switzerland!

    Switzerland: The Matterhorn. Go Now!

    Switzerland
    This mountainous country unites ethnic Germans, French, and Italians; making it home to a number of diverse cultures. Go Now!

  • Latvia!

    Latvia: Art Nouveau in Riga. Go Now!

    Latvia
    Latvia is small, but has a diverse history, foods, and architecture (shown), which includes aspects from both Eastern and Western Europe. Begin Your Journey!

Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of San Marino

Geography

Sammarinese Geography - San Marino from above
San Marino from above

San Marino is one of the world's smallest countries and is entirely surrounded by Italy. It is located about half way between Rome and Venice, Italy, near (but not on) the Adriatic Sea coast.

Geographically, San Marino is a mountain top in Italy (Mt. Titano). The entire country is highly elevated and a number of small rivers begin in these mountains.

Weather

San Marino has seasonal variations, but no true meteorological variations within the country itself due to its small size (unless you climb to the top of Mt. Titano). Winters tend to hover just above freezing (32° F (0° C)), but can fall to as low as 20° F (-7° C) at night and receive snow. Summers tend to get daily highs of about 80° F (27° C) with nights dipping down to about 65° F (19° C).

Wildlife

San Marino is home to many small mammals, including hedgehogs, badgers, weasels, and rabbits. There are a few rivers that start in San Marino and these are home to a very limited amount of sea life. More common are the migrating birds that pass through the region each year.

This page was last updated: November, 2013