Wedged between the Italian
regions of Romagna and Marche, only a few kilometres from the Adriatic Riviera,
the Republic of San Marino covers a total area of just 61 sq km. It was founded
in AD 301 by the Dalmatian stonemason Marinus, who sought refuge here - so the
legend goes - from the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian.
Ever since, the small country
has been able to boast a history of freedom and independence, tenaciously and
wisely defended against all-comers.
Having maintained its status as a free commune during the troubled Renaissance
period, San Marino is today a perfect blend of modernity and centuries-old
institutions and traditions.
With great generosity and
solidarity, the tiny Republic more than once opened its doors to those who,
during the more difficult periods of Italian history, were in need of shelter
Among others, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of the two worlds and over one
hundred thousand refugees escaping the bombs of the Second World War.
An exemplary history and magnificent countryside were the most outstanding
attractions for famous and less-famous figures who, over the years, visited the
country. Particularly beautiful is the view from the three fortresses, built as
defence bulwarks on the top of Mount Titano. Thanks to its ancient and
deep-rooted vocation for hospitality and friendliness, San Marino, with its
great heritage of historic buildings and museums, and a wide variety of shops,
attracts every year over three million visitors.
The country regularly hosts important cultural and sports events - many at
international level - and is well-known for its philatelic and numismatic
is a beauty maritime city of the Adriatic coast, on the boundary, which divides
Emilia Romagna and Marche.
A perfect place where to spend sea holidays: beach with fine sand, wide and well
equipped, short sounding depth, ideal for children games. Tourism is a habit, in
Cattolica: the experience comes
from the tourist development through the years. Nowadays we dispose a ripe and
well-made tourist offers; a lot of hotels, boarding houses, residences and
private apartment to rent. Reception and cordiality are prerequisites that
distinguish people of Cattolica,
always ready to welcome you and to offer you their services along the holiday.
Cattolica is comfortable and
elegant, the urban area is well took care, the parks are everywhere, the public
walks are made pleasant by
and big shops, open all day and in the evening too. Three face of the Queen:
harbour, historic centre and tourist area are recognizable in this our little
Municipality of Italy, build for satisfier the clients and for enjoy the
holiday. Good cook is always present. From breakfast to lunch, from snack to
dinner, everywhere you are, in hotel or at the bar, in sophisticated restaurant
or in typical one, in terrace or by candlelight, the best romagnola tradition or
the more fascinating international cook are waiting for you. In the evening, in
Cattolica, with its squares,
avenues and roads animated by thousand lights, music and happiness, offers you a
lot of opportunities of entertainment all night long.