San Marino is Europe’s fastest growing destination with increasing tourists

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


San Marino is Europe’sOne of Europe’s smallest countries is growing in tourism numbers faster than anywhere else on the continent.

The latest UNWTO data shows that last year, the 24-square-mile country of San Marino became Europe’s fastest growing destination.

From 2016 to 2017, San Marino saw a 31.1 percent growth in tourism with more than 78,000 people visiting the country last year. Although that might not seem impressive, but considering the population, it certainly is. More than twice as many people visited the country last year compared to those who live there.

Last year, it was reported that the micro-nation was the least-visited place in Europe. As more and more people learn about San Marino, tourism is likely to go up.

San Marino is located inside northeast Italy, only about a three-hour drive from Florence. Despite being the fifth smallest country in the world, there’s plenty there to keep visitors entertained. It’s the last remaining independently-governed city-state in Italy, and therefore, has a lot of fascinating history. In fact, the historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One of the biggest draws of San Marino is the well-preserved collection of medieval architecture. Some citadels around town date back to the 11th century. One can wander through the old walled city and spend time in one of several palazzos around town.

No matter what you intend to do in San Marino, just be sure to get there quick. The tourists are pouring in.


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