Route 1

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Details Route 1

Path in short: the cable car station of San Marino (Old Town) - Contrada of Pianello - Liberty Square - Contrada of the College - Piazza Domus Plebis - Contrada Omagnano - Cable car station of San Marino City (Old Town)

Total length: 500 meters
Maximum gradient ascent: 21% (for 20 meters)
Maximum slope downhill: -19% (for 50 meters)

Points of Interest:
Open Air Museum
Public Palace
Statue of Liberty
Church of St. Peter

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ROUTE 1

La Maternità - ph Lorenzo Alletti

Out of the cable car you will find yourself in Contrada Pianello, where on the right is a map of the Old Town. In front of the exit in a small garden, which you can not access because there are several steps, is the statue called "Motherhood" by Antonio Berti, cast in bronze in 1978 (work of the Open Air Museum).

On the left of the small garden is the Tourist Information Office. There is an access ramp made of stone and a door with two shutters, one is 80 cm and the other 87 cm wide. Inside, the desk is 105 cm high. The same building houses also the State Board of Tourism and the Ministry of State for Tourism.

Connection with Routes No. 2 and 5

From the cable car, turn right to reach the lookout terrace. To access it you must pass a 15 cm high step. The height of the wall is 80 cm. There are also telescopes for a fee (height 148 cm).

Going back and continuing for 144 metres along Contrada Pianello, quite a flat street with a slight slope and regular flooring, you will reach Liberty Square, cornerstone of the historical and social life of the Republic.
There you will find the Statue of Liberty, in the middle of the square; backdrop is provided by the Public Palace and the Parva Domus Comunis
In addition, from this wonderful square you can admire the panorama over the valley below (wall 92 cm high).
At the foot of the Statue of Liberty is located a fountain with drinkable water. Access is difficult because there is a step and the fountain is 150 cm high.
You can enter the Public Palace and enjoy the rooms where the meetings of the Council take place.
Admission is free for the disabled and accompanying people. A Guardia di Rocca will take you to the lift leading to the upper floors.
Crossing the square, at the beginning of the street, on the right, is Mercuri House seat of the Secretariat of State for Industry, Crafts and Commerce and of the Secretariat of State for Labour, Cooperation and Information. Not open to visitors.

Basilica del Santo - ph Fabio Nanni

Continuing towards Contrada del Collegio, uphill for 84 metres and with a 17 to 21% slope, you will reach Piazza Domus Plebis where you can admire the imposing Basilica of Saint Marinus and the Church of Saint Peter
These buildings too are inextricably linked to the history of the State .

Connection with Route no.5 and Route no.6
Leaving the Basilica and going down for 26 metres with a -19% slope, turn right into Contrada Omagnano to reach the cable car station, the starting place of our tour in the Old Town of the Republic. The 133 metre long street has a small slope with a gradient of -13%, then it is again easily walkable for the last few metres with a -16% slope.
At the end of the street, on the right, is the Tourist Information Office. There is a access ramp made of stone and a door with two shutters, one is 80 cm and the other 87 cm wide. Inside, the desk is 105 cm high. The same building houses also the State Board of Tourism and the Ministry of State for Tourism. Next to the Tourist Information Office is the entrance to the cable car. Past the sliding door is the waiting room.
Inside there is a non-accessible toilet and some stone seats.
Connection with Route n.2 and Route n.5