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Where is Borgo Maggiore?

Borgo Maggiore is the second largest community of San Marino. It is home to 7,000 people and a very popular holiday destination. It is 343 km from the north Italian city od Milan. If travelling by car from Vienna in Austria it takes about nine hours for the 850km drive.

Borgo Maggiore sits at the foot of Monte Titano, accessible within three minutes from San Marino via a 1.5km cable car.

Holiday & Sights Borgo Maggiore

Visitors from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and many other European countries travel from far away to make holidays in San Marino and Borgo Maggiore.

The Old Town of Borgo Maggiore is a fantastic place to take a stroll and visit Piazza Grande and the Bell Tower. Enjoy the atmosphere and have dinner at one of the restaurants. 

You will find the right hotel in San Marino: there is for example the Grand Hotel San Marino – every sight is in walking distance.

  • One of the best-known markets in San Marino

The community developed in the 12th century and was first a Mercatale – a marketplace. And still, it is one of the most important commercial centres in San Marino: Piazza Grande is home to this famous market every Thursday.

Piazza Grande is also the main sight of the town: impressive palace dating from the 17th century, its Bell Tower higher than an any building in town, Chiesa del Suffragio. At the motorway exit you find the modern Santuario della Beata Vergine della Consolazione , designed by Giacomo Michelucci in 1958. The castle district, the historic centre of San Marino as well as Monte TItano have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

Monte Titano is guarded by the fortresses of Guaita, Cesta and Montale.

  • Museum of Natural History

Associated to the Centro Naturalistico Sammarinese, the Museum Natural History offers its visitors the opportunity to explore the area of San Marino more closely. Fife dioramas display the landscape of San Marino regarding flora, fauna, lebensraum, geology, and palaeontology - a plastic presentation, scale 1:8000. The museum also accommodates a large collection of various European types of birds, amphibians, fish, reptiles, mammals, fossils, and mineral as well as a terrarium and an aquarium. The Museum of Natural History is in Borgo Maggiore at Monte Titano and can be reached via cable car or by foot along Costa dell’Arnella.

  • Must: the cable car

Funivia di San Marino leads from the bottom station in Borgo Maggiore to the top of Monte Titano , boasting a stunning view of the region.

What’s the weather like in Borgo Maggiore?

The best time to visit is spring, temperatures are pleasant, and nature start to awake. Borgo Maggiore sees little precipitation all through the year, yearly annual temperature is about 21°C. Humidity is relatively high with 72.7 % offering ideal conditions for agriculture. If you want to know more about the weather in Borgo Maggiore, check out our live web cams.