Porta San Francesco, City of San Marino

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  • I went to 8/2017. Bus from Rimini to get off at the end, this gate and enters the city of San Marino. When you cross the pedestrian crossing police who will guide carefully. Inside the gate to the plate of the world heritage site.
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  • the first door you meet coming from parking lots. It's nice to find the gendarme who controls who has access and stop the cars to pass pedestrians
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  • The gate Porta San Francesco located on via Piana, are part of the city fortifications, and at the same time the official entrance to the city. Built intermittently from 1361 to 1451 years. At the end of the 16th century began their full reconstruction, when they acquired the present appearance. Over the input opening can be seen a small balcony with the coat of arms of the Republic. The balcony also was used as a guard post. Imagine how harsh it hanging over the Sentinel and has loudly asking him standing at the gate of a person: "what do you want?" on the inner side of the arch is a historic 17th-century inscription, represents a kind of official statement. It states that it is impossible to let the city armed men and generally open the door to anyone. Now across from gate installed a police post, the truth is that the police officer here performs rather functions of regulator.
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Because of its small size, nearly every part of town is convenient for the City of San Marino. Choose from one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels situated around the city's old town center to immerse yourself in the history and the culture. For easy access to major sites, book a stay near Palazzo Pubblico Palace, the Basilica of St. Marino, or the Guaita Tower, which also provide access to restaurants and entertainment.
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