The hills and mountains of Marche and Emilia-Romagna are all quite scenic, so the drive to get to San Leo (43.89683, 12.34629) is certainly entertaining in itself (we drove up from the south).
The you see the fortress perched atop its mountain. I'm not certain the movie industry could devise a better location!
We parked in an area just past the turnoff into the town of San Leo proper, then walked back to see how things worked. We determined then that we could drive on up to the fortress itself where we found plenty of parking.
After paying the entrance fee, we spent about an hour and a half walking in and around the fortress. We actually did find quite a bit inside - arms and armor, as well as the collection of torture instruments. And, of course, from the ramparts the view is outstanding.
San Leo is definitely a place to visit if you have an interest in fortifications.
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