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San Marino: A Small, Proud Republic in Italy

San Marino: A Small, Proud Republic in Italy

The Republic of San Marino brags it's the world's oldest and smallest republic. A leader of the Italian unification movement, Garibaldi hid from his enemies here in San Marino. This trio of fortresses has done its part to keep San Marino free and independent over the centuries. Ever since a key victory back in the 15th century, the crossbowmen of San Marino have been a part of state celebrations. As if celebrating their bulls-eyes, the San Marino Crossbowman Federation enlivens their mountain top republic with traditional fanfare.