Located on top of a scenic hill in the Italian Riviera, this small village has a dream to become an independent nation. The Principality of Seborga has its own flag, national anthem, passports, stamps, currency, and a monarch. The village has been seeking sovereignty since the 1960s and they hope for legal recognition.
However, Seborga remains a picturesque hamlet in the northern Italian province of Imperia, close to France. The village has over 300 residents and covers about five square miles of land. The only road that leads to the town has an unofficial border crossing, finished with a sentry box painted with their flag.
The village is positioned in an ideal spot to get stunning views of the Riviera below, including the Principality of Monaco. Which can be considered the world’s most famous microstate and an inspiration for Seborga’s continued quest for independence. Her Serene Highness Princess Nina of Seborga said “The lawyers are working on it, … That’s why I got elected Princess.”
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