14 days in City of San Marino, Loreto & Assisi Itinerary

14 days in City of San Marino, Loreto & Assisi Itinerary

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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 3 nights
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Loreto, Italy
— 7 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights

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City of San Marino, San Marino

— 3 nights
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Guaita, explore the galleries of Museo Della Totura, don't miss a visit to Montale Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the City of San Marino day trip planning site.

In August in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Loreto.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Loreto, Italy

— 7 nights
Loreto, a hill town, is a comune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche and most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.LocationLoreto is located 127m above sea level on the right bank of the Musone river and 22km by rail south-southeast of Ancona; like many places in the Marche, it provides good views from the Apennines to the Adriatic.Main sightsThe city's main monuments occupy the four sides of the piazza: the college of the Jesuits; the Palazzo Comunale (formerly the Palazzo Apostolico), designed by Bramante, that houses an art gallery with works of Lorenzo Lotto, Vouet and Annibale Carracci as well as a collection of maiolica, and the Shrine of the Holy House (Santuario della Santa Casa). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loreto: Abbazia Cistercense Santa Maria di Chiaravalle di Fiastra (in Urbisaglia), Genga (Tempio del Valadier, Grotte di Frasassi, &more) and Castello Pallotta (in Caldarola). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa, get to know the fascinating history of Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, explore the historical opulence of Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Presepe Benedetto XVI.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Loreto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Loreto takes 2 hours. In August in Loreto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Loreto

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Assisi, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, don't miss a visit to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loreto to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.