of the Museum is dedicated to the works of art linked to the
Republic’s history and legend, many of which originally
decorating the most important public and religious buildings
of the City of San Marino.
The exhibition starts with the paintings and
objects coming from the ancient Monastery of Saint Chiara,
which today, duly restructured, hosts temporary exhibitions
and is the seat of some public offices.
The main room displays some masterpieces. Among
these, worth mentioning are the paintings by the Guercino and
his pupils, Cesare and Benedetto Gennari, Matteo Loves,
The works in the adjacent room are dedicated to
the two patron saints of the Republic, Saint Marino and Saint
Agata. In this room are also some typical objects used during
the activities of San Marino Institutions (urns and plates
used to vote, the form of oath of the Captains Regent, etc.)
The following room displays some objects once
used in the Republic: mugs, musical instruments, games and the
insignia of San Marino most important orders of chivalry.
The last room of this floor is dedicated to the
origins of the State Museum and collects the early donations
received in the 19th century, among which some valuable panel
paintings and sculptures (15th and 16th centuries).