Route 5

San Marino per tutti

Description Route n.5

Route in brief: Parking 5 - Via Donna Felicissima - Piazza Garibaldi - Contrada of the Board - Square Titan - Garden Liburni - Square Titan - Via Eugippo - Contrada of Pianello - Liberty Square - Contrada of the College - Piazza Garibaldi - Via Donna Felicissima - Parking 5

Total length: 900 meters
Maximum gradient ascent: 12%
Maximum slope downhill: -14%

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ROUTE no. 5 starts from car park no. 5, at the entrance of the New Walls Gate. In the parking area there is a space for disabled guests. Other parking spaces are available along Viale Antonio Onofri.
The parking lot overlooks the Brigade of the Gendarmerie of the City of San Marino and in the summer months it hosts the Red Cross unit.

Porta di Murata Nuova

Next to the sidewalk you can see the monument to "Neutrality" by the sculptor Marcel Guguianu, famous for his work "Skylark", the symbol of the Cultural Lobby of the World Bank.
To start the journey into the historical heart of the city, cross the arch of the New Walls Gate.
After 75 metres with a slope of -3% along Via Donna Felicissima is an accessible toilet on the right.
In the opposite small square is the bronze work "The child of Beslan" designed by Renzo Jarno Vandi in 2005 and being part of the Open Air Museum

Past the small square on the right is a pharmacy. For futher information: 0549-882370.
At the end of the street, another 67 metres long, you will be in Garibaldi square.
On your left is the Philatelic and Numismatic State Society where you can buy collectable San Marino coins, stamps and phone cards.
The Society is open from Monday to Friday from 8.15 am to 2.15 pm. On Mondays and Thursdays until 6.00 pm.
In the summer and during the "Christmas of Wonders" event, generally from 8 December to 6 January, the Society is also open during weekends.

Connection with Route n.2

In a small garden overlooking the square you can see the monument to Garibaldi.
The bust, sculpted by Stefano Galletti in 1882 and symbolically oriented towards Rome, is one of the first monuments erected to the hero in the world.
Under the work, on the wall, are placed the four memorial stones commemorating the shelter given to Garibaldi and his men by San Marino.
From the square continuing along Contrada del Collegio downhill (-11%) for 65 metres to Piazzetta del Titano surrounded by bars, shops and Pergami-Belluzzi House, seat of the State Museum.
The State Museum, with free admission, is accessible by a ramp.
Inside you can visit the four exhibition floors by lift.
On Floor -2, out of the lift on the left, not signaled, is an accessible toilet.

Leaving the State Museum, on the left, you can enter the Liburnians’ Garden through the arcade of the Cassa di Risparmio bank, where are small exhibitions and an ATM (keyboard height 1.15 m, screen at 1.40 m).
The completely flat route from the square to the fountain in the Garden is 104 metres long but at the end of the arcade there is a 20 cm high downhill step and unevenly bricked up pavement. In the Garden you can find an accessible toilet for a fee, but there is a slightly rounded step (see photo) from 5 to 10 cm high.
At the end of the square, 50 metres from the fountain, is the top of the Altar to the Volunteers with its Votive Chapel.
At the end of the Liburnian's Garden is also located the entrance for the National Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, wich is fully accessible to be visited with a lift at the entrance to reach the upper exposition floor.

Returning to Piazza Titano and going uphill for 137 metres with a 12% slope along Via Eugippo, you can see the fascinating Crossbowmen’s Quarry.
It is not possible to access this monument due to a long stairway, but you can see it from the wall along Via Eugippo. The wall is 51 cm high, with a 46 cm iron handrail on it.
Immediately after the Crossbowmen’s Quarry is a green corner where you can see the sculptures “The Skater” by Emilio Greco, “Ballet pupil” by Venanzio Crocetti, “Wasp fighting” by Bino Bini, “Peace” by Antonio Berti, “The Lovers” by G. Maria Cavina and “Conversation” by Luciano Minguzzi. They are all part of the Open Air Museum.

Going further up you will reach the cable car station of San Marino Citta, in front of the exit you can admire 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).
In the entrance of the cable car station there is an accessible bathroom. To enter the bathroom, press the buzzer and an employ will open the door.

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.

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.

Connection to Route 1 e 2

Going down 50m slope of -14% you will find an ATM on your left (hight 118cm). 40m further along the road u will find once again Piazza Garibadi where you can return to Parking n°5 but turning left.