Shopping in San Marino

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When shopping in the country, you'll find lots of items made locally. As the third smallest country, you will be surprised by how big the variety of handicrafts and foods you have to select from. You will have no problem finding gifts for your loved ones as well as treats for personal spoils.

If you are wondering what to purchase here, you’re in the right place. To help you find that perfect memory or keepsake from your trip, here is our guide to shop in San Marino.

The country’s shopping culture is surprisingly impressive. There are plenty of traditional and modern products located within San Marino, and the fact that items in the republic are tax-free means tourists can find products at a rather cheaper price than in Italy.

Malls across the country are open every day of the week, and remain busy, especially during the peak visitor season. The country is famous for several products, including ceramics, stamps, collectible coins, and iron products.

Traditional Products

The old streets of the city center are home to an amazing range of ceramic goods, stamps, and gold coins. These have made the republic quite famous among avid shoppers. Tourists can move down the main streets of San Marino City’s old town district to find rows of shops selling these well-known products.

The ceramic goods are intricately designed and outstandingly beautiful, which is why they are commonly bought as souvenirs. Within the old town square, collectors can find stamps and coins that are popular.


Due to the tax-free policy on many electrical products, San Marino boasts a renowned electronics shopping tradition. The best place in the republic to find electronic goods is in the aptly named department store known as Electronics.

The mall is found in the town of Serravalle and can be traveled any day of the week. Check the malls here and indulge in the real Sammarise shopping culture!


There are many markets located in the country, but the largest and most famous is the Borgo Maggiore Market. It is held in the town of Borgo Maggiore and runs from 6:00 a.m. to mid-day. every Thursday. There are dozens of stalls situated within the marketplace, mostly selling everyday products. Also in Borgo Maggiore is the Antique and Second Hand Market, which happens monthly, on the third Sunday. A lot of unique collectibles can be found inside the market.

The country is not a notable shopping destination, but the natives have created a nice little handicraft and art industry complemented by some very sumptuous packaged food products. Each of San Marino’s unique ethnic groups makes their own crafts using local materials and traditions.

Jewelry made from coral is a big seller in the coastal villages, but foreigners should be aware that coral is a living creature and not an inexhaustible material like stone. The shopping life here is a rumble jumble for exploration every single moment!

"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey

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