San Marino Travel Overview

San Marino Travel Overview

GENERAL

Official name of the state

Republic of San Marino.

Capital

San Marino.

Geography

According to topschoolsintheusa, San Marino is a dwarf state on the eastern slope of the Etruscan Apennines and borders the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna (in the north and east) and Marche (in the south and west). The three peaks of Monte Titano dominate the green hilly landscape. San Marino consists of the capital of the same name and eight municipalities.

Government

Republic since 1599. Constitution of 1599, with additions. Parliament (Consiglio Grande e Generale) with 60 members. The two Capitani Reggenti are elected by Parliament for 6 months each. Friendship treaty and customs union with Italy.

Head of state

Mimma Zavoli and Vanessa D’Ambrosio, since April 2017 (Capitani Reggenti).

Head of government

Antonella Mularoni, since 2008.

Electricity

220 V, 50 Hz.

Time zone

Central European Time: CET +2 (CET +3 from March 26 to October 29, 2017)

San Marino Travel Overview

MONEY

Currency

Euro. For details see Italy.

Credit cards

All major international credit cards are accepted, especially in larger hotels. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.

ATMs

EC / Maestro card / Sparcard
With the EC / Maestro card and PIN number, cash in the local currency can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay in shops with the ec / Maestro card. Cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted in Europe and worldwide. Further information from banks and credit institutes. The same applies to the German Sparcard, the successor to the postal savings book as a means of procuring currency in other European countries. With the Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from European ATMs with the Plus logo.

Attention: Travelers who pay abroad with their bank customer card and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Bank opening times

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LANGUAGE

Overview

The official language is Italian, as well as Romagnol.

Idioms

  • Eight = Otto
  • Eighty = Ottanta
  • Goodbye = Arrivederla (formal) / Arrivederci (informal)
  • Exit = Uscita
  • Beer = Birra
  • Please = Per favore
  • Thank you = grace
  • Tuesday = Martedì
  • Doctor = Medico
  • Thursday = Giovedì
  • Three = Tre
  • Thirty = Trenta
  • Entrance = Entrata
  • One hundred = cento
  • One = Uno
  • One thousand = mille
  • Friday = Venerdì
  • Five = Cinque
  • Fifty = Cinquanta
  • Danger = pericolo
  • Closed = Chiuso
  • Hello = Buon giorno / Buona sera (after 3 p.m.); Ciao (informal)
  • Today = Oggi
  • Hotel = Albergo
  • I feel sick = Non mi sento bene
  • I don’t understand = Non capisco
  • Yes = Si
  • My name is?? = Mi chiamo
  • I’m fine. = Sto molto bene.
  • Wednesday = Mercoledì
  • Monday = Lunedì
  • Tomorrow = Domanì
  • No = no
  • Nine = Nove
  • Ninety = Novanta
  • Open = Aperto
  • Restaurant = Ristorante
  • Saturday = Sabato
  • Six = Be
  • Sixty = Sessanta
  • Seven = Sette
  • Seventy = Settanta
  • Sunday = Domenica
  • Menu = Menù
  • Do you speak German / English? = Parla tedesco / inglese?
  • Toilets = Bagno / Servizio / toilet
  • Four = Quattro
  • Forty = quarantine
  • Wine = vino
  • How are you? = Come sta?
  • How much is it? = Quanto costa?
  • Where is??? = Dov’è???
  • Ten = Dieci
  • Twenty = Venti
  • Two = Due

ECONOMY

Business etiquette

Appointments are usually made.

Economy

Italy.

Business contacts

Italy.

COMMUNICATION

Phone

Dial-up remote service.

Cellphone

GSM 900/1800. Network operators include Omnitel Pronto Italia (Internet: www.omnitel.it) and Telecom Italia Mobile (Internet: www.tim.it).

Internet

There are several internet cafes. Main provider: Telecom Italia Net (Internet: www.tin.it).

Post Office

The postal system is excellent. Airmail shipments within Europe take about 3-4 days, poste restante shipments can be sent to all post offices.

Radio

Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

CULTURE

Religion

Roman Catholic.

Social rules of conduct

General: As in neighboring Italy, the Roman Catholic Church in San Marino still plays an important role today and exerts a strong influence on the social structure. Family cohesion is significantly stronger than in most other European countries.

Manners: The usual rules of courtesy should be observed. You shake hands in greeting. A small gift is appropriate for invitations to private houses. Appointments and appointments should not be made early in the morning or immediately after the lunch break.

Cloakroom: Well-tended casual clothing is acceptable. Correct clothing is expected when entering churches and small, traditional parishes, shoulders and knees should be covered in this case. On written invitations it is generally noted whether a suit or tuxedo or suit or evening dress is desired.

Photographing: People should be asked before photographing them. In churches and museums, photography without flash is often allowed, but you should ask beforehand. Prohibited photography should be observed.

Smoking: As in Italy, smoking is prohibited in all public buildings and means of transport in San Marino as well as in cinemas, restaurants, bars and pubs. However, guest establishments can have smoking areas, which are closed off by walls and doors and equipped with ventilation systems. In addition, there is an absolute smoking ban for motorists in San Marino and a smoking ban at rest stops.

Tipping: Housekeeping and taxi drivers are happy to receive a small tip.

CLIMATE

Best travel time

Moderate. Little snowfall in winter and hardly any rain in summer.

COUNTRY DATA

Area code +378 Area (km2) 61 Population 33020 Population density (per km2) 541 Population in 2015 Member of the EU No main emergency number 112

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