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March 6, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mountain wind bites cold, streets built for summer tourists are deserted, many shops are closed and the government is in crisis. Still, it is a golden moment for the world's oldest republic. San Marino is the mouse that soared: an Italy-surrounded nation that boasts one bookstore, two fast-food restaurants, three mountaintop castles, four jail cells, usually empty, and a world-class crossbow team. You can call a taxi any time--between April and October.
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March 6, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mountain wind bites cold, streets built for summer tourists are deserted, many shops are closed and the government is in crisis. Still, it is a golden moment for the world's oldest republic. San Marino is the mouse that soared: an Italy-surrounded nation that boasts one bookstore, two fast-food restaurants, three mountaintop castles, four jail cells, usually empty, and a world-class crossbow team. You can call a taxi any time--between April and October.
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