Where in the world am I? (#8)

 

After a two week hiatus, it’s time for the “Where in the world am I?” photo challenge again! Like in the past, I’ll give no clues up front, but will periodically tweet and post clues on my Facebook and new Google+ page to help you out. So, if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, click HERE.

One winner will be randomly selected from those who answer correctly and will be featured on next week’s “Where in the world am I?” contest, on my Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and Google+ Page with his/her name, blog, twitter, as well as a brief bio.

You’re not done yet! Be sure to check out Budget Travel Adventures where you can play along with more photo challenges. This week, Jeremy’s offering a great prize to SpaFinder if you win too!

Here are the clues I’ve given so far:

1) This city has a famous torture museum. 

2) There are three medieval stone towers here.

3) This country is also famous for its crossbow competitions.

4) It was founded by a stonemason fleeing persecution from a Roman Emperor.

5) It’s the oldest republic in the world.

The answer & winner for this week’s “Where in the world am I?”

After randomly selecting the winner from those who answered correctly, congratulations are due to Johnnie Bairos for knowing this photo was taken in the world’s fifth-smallest country, San Marino! A tiny enclave perched high atop Mount Titano—completely landlocked in northeastern Italy—the microstate of San Marino prides itself on being the oldest sovereign republic in the world. According to folklore, a Christian stonemason named Marinus of Rab founded La Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino in the year 301 CE as he fled religious persecution from the Roman emperor Diocletian.

Congrats again to Johnnie (who just so happens to be my cousin by marriage too!)

 


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