San Marino is the world’s oldest republic. It lies 657m above sea level with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Adriatic Sea, and is landlocked by Italy. San Marino was founded in 301AD when a stonemason named Marinus climbed Mount Titano to start a small community, escaping persecution by Emperor Diocletian. The national cake is Torta di Tre Monti. sanmarino

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