I'll be in Rome for about 5-6 days and want to do a day-trip to San Marino. Does anyone have any recommendations as to the best way to do this? I have done a bit of research:
Flights - There are flights from FCO to Rimini (RMI), and then RMI is about 25km from San Marino. The cheapest flights I get from the AZ website price out at GBP150 return, which is very steep for what is a 150 mile journey. There are US$24 ROM-RMI fares listed at expertflyer but I can't seem to find out how to book these. Expedia and Travelocity give me the same GBP150 fares. There doesn't seem to be any other option aside from the AZ/Air Alps codeshare above. The flights work quite well with a 9;30am departure, returning at about 7pm.
Train - Not really an option as it takes 3-4 hours to get to Rimini, and then bus to San Marino... So unless I leave at the crack of dawn and get back at midnight I don't see how this would work.
Bus - Cannot find any information on bus services from Rome to San Marino.
I am toying with the idea of flying ROM-RMI one way and training it back. Anyone have any other ideas? If anyone has any idea as to how to book those US$24 ROM-RMI flights that'd also be great.
My dad is from San Marino, so when I went to visit family, I travelled by train (which is a beautiful ride through the country)from a 5 day stint in Rome. We checked into the Le Meridian hotel in Rimini and took a car service into San Marino. Rimini is very nice, and if you are going in the summer - the beach is great. Try and stay the night.
I would ask someone in my family for exact information for you, but the Sanmarinese's election time is soon, so most of my family flew there to vote. I didn't go because I'm going there on my honeymoon in October.
Its a simply beautiful country. When I visit, I often wonder why anyone would leave such a beautiful country for immigration in Detroit.
after one of the bologna trade shows, i had business in ancona. we stopped along the way at san marino. it is nice, but the same as many of the hilltowns. certainly not worth the effort from rome, unless you have relatives, or collect countries. we drove on the A14. it was fast, straight, and empty. had a fiat that had a ferrari engine in it. could have killed myself.