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For the summer, light clothing is recommended, in spring and autumn transition clothes are fine. Flat shoes for longer walks and suitable clothes for the visits of the churches are particularly advisable.

Flag and coat of arms
The flag of San Marino is white and light blue, with the coat of arms of the republic in the center. The coat of arms shows three mountains and three feather-decorated towers, framed by two green branches which are connected down by a bough with the slogan "Libertas". Above it there floats a crown as symbol of the sovereignty.

Sport and leisure activities
Tennis, Basketball, gymnastics, cycling, horseback riding, skeet shooting, hunting , fishing and swimming amongst various others. A modern furnished sports center in Serravalle, numerous tennis and football fields at different places, a golf training facility and a new indoor swimming pool offer comfortable opportunities to those who wish to pursue these activities.

Food and Beverages
The house-made pasta such as Tortellini, Passatelli, Tagliatelle, Lasagne aluminium forno, Ravioli, Cannelloni, Strozzapreti, Cappelletti in brodo and others are highly recommended. In the meat courts Coniglio are particularly remarkable in porchetta (rabbits with wild fen), Pollo alla diavola (cockerels of the grill), Quaglie in salmì (quails), Scaloppine (escalops), Cotolette alla bolognese, Bocconcini assortiti, Saltimbocca u.a.m. Sweet foods: different cakes and cakes, Cacciatello (dessert from milk, sugar and eggs), Bustrengo. Wines: Moscato di San Marino, Biancale, Grilet and an excellent Sangiovese.

Typical products are the handicraft of San Marino such as ceramic goods, available in numerous shops. The stamps and coins of the republic, which are sold by the national office for Philately and Numismatic in the center of San Marino, enjoy interest. There are many native wines and liqueurs among them the Moscato and the Mistrà (a dry Aniseliqueur) belong. Native and foreign liquors, of which there is a rich selection, are particularly low-priced as well are playing cards, cigarettes, gold jewellery, mementoes and many other products in San Marino.

Formalities at the border
There are no bordering and customs formalities.

Traffic and accessibility
San Marino is connected to the European road system, using the "Adriaautobahn" (A 14, exit Rimini south) and the motorway from Rimini to San Marino; From the station Rimini out there is a regular bus service into the republic. The nearest convenient airports are Rimini Miramare, Forlì and Bologna. Distances of the most important Italian cities: Rimini 24 km, Bologna 135 km, Ravenna 70 km, Milan 330 km, Rome 350 km, Ancona 130 km, Forlì 74 km. From San Marino numerous picturesque places for excursions of the Romagna and the Marken (ancient districts) can easily be reached by car, e.g. the castles of San Leo and Verucchio. The nearby beaches of the Adria are only 12 km from Dogana

Exhibitions, festivals and meetings involving art, culture and theatre draw annually the interest and the attention the public and the international press. Into the late summer there are folk-historic presentations, among them the Palio that arm chest contactors on the occasion of the national holiday of San Marino on 3 September. Spring and Autumn the main season for congresses and conferences. San Marino proved to be an ideal place, for meetings of scientific, cultural and social kind.

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