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HALL OF THE GREAT AND GENERAL COUNCIL 

In this room, destined to the parliamentary activity of San Marino, are the seats of the 60 Parliamentarians (Councillors) and the throne of the Captains Regent, who preside over all sittings



 

This hall is dominated by a large wall tempera by Emilio Retrosi (1894) representing Saint Marino who appears to his people

The Saint is depicted at the foot of Mount Titano while leaving to San Marino people his legacy of freedom and independence. On his right are the two Captains Regent surrounded by the Republicís notables and by some soldiers; on his left stand common people and representatives of the various corporations.





Works by some painters from Siena, such as Pietro Lolli, Giuseppe Rossi and Carlo Merlini, specially chosen by architect Azzurri, decorate the other walls of this hall. 

Opposite to the Retrosiís tempera is the public gallery with a beautiful allegoric image of the Republic in the middle. Underneath the gallery is a monumental stone fireplace bearing the cots of arms of the State and of the nine San Marino Castles sculptured by the San Marino artisan Marcello Reffi.



 
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