Saturday 11 June
Leaving Venice behind we travel to San Marino. San Marino is an independent country which is the world oldest Republic having lasted for over 700 years and now is an Unesco protected site.
We parked basically in a car park at the bottom of Mount Titano on which sits the capital town also named San Marino. We were still pretty high up having negotiated the winding road to get up as far as the car park anyway. The aire has a toilet and waste bins but nothing else however it is free so can’t grumble. There are two car parks one above the other. At the time of me doing these notes for the blog at 9.00 at night there are about nine motorhomes all parked close together side by side in the lower one ( Baa Baa ! Sheep ! ) whilst we are parked sideways on our own in the upper one. ( I know unsociable beggars aren’t we )
From the car park there is a short ( but steep ! ) walk up to the cable car which whisked us up to the capital above. It is very touristy but beautifully situated perched on the hill with some amazing views all around. We had a good wander around for a few hours before having a meal in what looked like a reasonable restaurant. We both chose Seafood Risotto anticipating a lovely meal but it unfortunately was very bland, fairly small and not particularly endowed with anything which had swam in the sea at any time recently.
The weather having finished off the afternoon with some warm sunshine led us to return to “Cis” and chill out for the rest of the evening sat reading and relaxing with the odd glass in our seats as we made the most of our own private car park unencumbered by fellow motorhomers
To finish off the night just at we were settling down to sleep, some numbnuts decided to kick off his Drum & Bass appreciation party which was still thumping away at 4. 30 in the morning ! Thank you God for the inventor of Ear Plugs !