When traveling throughout Italy, there are many places you can visit that will give you a different experience. From shopping in Milan, having wine in Tuscany, or even enjoying the beach in Cinque Terre.
Well, here is another thing to add to your list. There are two separate countries in Italy. One is Vatican City (Holy See) and, the other is San Marino.
San Marino is a microstate, landlocked by Italy. The city is one of the world's oldest republics and a historic gem, with its narrow cobblestone streets and a walled-off medieval town.
The thing I like most about San Marino is its seclusion. It's an adventure to get to, but once there, it brings up the feeling of a step back in time.
I traveled by train from Milan via Bologna. The final stop was Rimini Stazione. From the station, there are two ways into San Marino. (three if you rent a car) Hire a taxi ahead of time or at the station, and it will set you back roughly, €30 to €40. The other option os the shuttle Rimini San Marino, at €5.00 Tickets are available at a cigar shop across the street, nestled between a cafe and the Burger King. There is a sign on the window as well. By the way, they only take cash.