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Visiting San Marino
From high up on the hill, looking out over the countryside and towards the ocean, you can see why the residents of San Marino have tried so hard over the centuries to keep their land - it’s a stunning view, witnessed from a beautiful city that has maintained its historic charm. It’s hard to imagine how they managed to keep their country intact, though, considering the wars and invasions that have bloodied the lands around them.
San Marino is the oldest sovereign state in the world, having been founded in 301AD. But it’s also one of the smallest – about 60 square kilometres (or 24 square miles). It’s this size which has helped protect the country because it’s never been seen as a true threat or as a large enough area to bother conquering. Enclosed entirely within Italy, it’s also been protected geographically from many potential aggressors.
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