Three castles punctuate its long ridge, rising to the highest of them, Rocca Cesta. These are linked by a paved path, the Passo delle Streghe, or Witches' Passage. The lower part of this is lined with kiosks that sell snacks, drinks, and souvenirs, giving the mountain top the air of a carnival.
Palazzo Pubblico and Piazza della Liberta
Piazza della Liberta is one of the most popular places to visit in San Marino. Throughout the day, the Guardie di Rocca change guard in a colorful ceremony. Their uniforms - a dark green jacket with white braid, red trousers with a green stripe, hats with red pompoms, and white gaiters - assure that everyone scores great photos of the event.
Basilica di San Marino
The interior is made in a classic basilica style, with a long nave and two side aisles, lined with altars. The seven altars are worth seeing for their statuary and paintings, and the high altar has a statue of St. Marinus, sculptured by Tadolini. An urn at the high altar contains the relics of St. Marinus.
Convent and Art Gallery San Francisco
The Art Gallery section is known for its collections of 16th-century paintings, which include works by Raphael, Guercino, and Gerolamo. The city's main entrance, a massive gate known as the Porta di San Francesco.
Liechtenstein's Capital City: Vaduz
Popular things to do in Vaduz include shopping and dining, as well as exploring the city's historic "Städtle", or "small town," with its many attractions. One of the most visited attractions here is the country's parliament, Landtag - a building near the banks of the River Rhine in Peter-Kaiser-Platz. Also worth seeing is the Rathausplatz. It is home to the historic Town Hall (Rathaus), and the Neo-Gothic parish church, Pfarrkirche, also known as the Cathedral of St. Florin.
Highlights include the chapel and rose garden, along with the many fun cultural events and festivals held in the warmer months, such as open-air concerts and outdoor theatrical performances.
Liechtenstein National Museum
Highlights include a superb 1:10,000 scale relief model of the principality, as well as exhibits focusing on the country's prehistory and early history, along with displays of weapons and religious art. Also worth a visit is the Postal Museum, a branch of the Liechtenstein National Museum, which is popular for its displays of postage stamps and the history of the country's postal service.