Road tripped through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Italy, all the way to get to San Marino. My first stop after 7-8 hours in a car, was Bern, the capital of Switzerland.
Over there one of my good friends, Giulio, lives there with his girlfriend. They recently became parents of a wonderful boy and it was already almost 2 years, we didn’t saw each other, because of his move to Switzerland and due to Covid. We met in Belgium and it was really nice to see my Italian friend again after all this time.
After my weekend stop in Bern, I continued to Cucciago, somewhere in the north close to Como, in Italy.
Then in one haul, I drove through Italy all the way to San Marino. Over there I stayed with AirBnb, the same I’ve done in Bern and Cucciago. My wonderful host in San Marino, was a San Marinese celebrity, Valentina Monetta, she participed for San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest, four times (!) in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
San Marino has a population of 34 000 people and is independent since 1862.
In 2021, San Marino was my first new country which I visited and it was my 72nd country *