Museo di Stato, City of San Marino

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From archaeological finds to 17th-century paintings, Museo di Stato showcases a collection of historical artifacts originating from 1865, many of which outline the history of the region. Featuring nearly 5,000 pieces donated from all over the world, the museum houses pottery, coins, jewelry, and other archaeological finds. Visit the first floor to see paintings and ceramics donated to the Republic over time. The second floor is dedicated to paintings and other artistic donations from the Middle Ages and 19th century. In the basement you'll find prehistoric materials from the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman empires. Add Museo di Stato and other attractions to your City of San Marino trip itinerary using our City of San Marino journey maker website .
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  • Enjoy art and historical relics related to San Marino in this well organized museum. The personnel is nice and helpful. An audio guide would be helpful however.  more »
  • For passion and professional deformation I always visit museums everywhere I go, even if I move to work. So, having half a day free I made the card that would allow me access to all the attractions of the city for €7.50, price that I find honest, and speaking from the special card given to those who stay in the city (thus bringing, on balance, induced). However the State museum is definitely not worth a visit. At the access we find some small artifacts placed between Bronze Age and Roman: weights for frame, some tools of copper, Lucerne. As in any self-respecting archaeological museum, the objects are indicated with Cryic and lacunous descriptions (and I do the tourist guide by profession...). Some pieces are interesting, accompanied by little interesting wall panels, Ingalliti, which tell something about the site where they were found. At this point we get to the next sections, like the medieval one, which contains only two pieces of stone probably of some medieval church. There are some very poor paintings from the 500. From here onwards the museum moves on to the surreal. In the following plans we find a little ugly vases with black figures of the Hellenistic period (I suppose, here too, the documentation is rather incomplete) of which we are not told absolutely anything (a caption that tells me "vase with human figures" equals no Description) and Palaeolithic axes combined in the same case with portable triptychs of ' 600, without any obvious reason. Following are some objects concerning the politics of the Republic of San Marino, porcelain at random and paintings of incomparable ugliness like the one in photos. Finally, I noticed a dead wasp in one of the showcases and a skunk (the insect) always dead, laid on one of the exhibits. The most part of the museum are REPRODUCTIONS of some Lombard jewels found in San Marino and unfortunately now dispersed in Germany and England. I understand that the small Republic has very few valuables to show for historical reasons, but this museum in my opinion is the son of a wrong philosophy of tourism, so you know that people "are still" in San Marino and once there, maybe due to rain , they will be willing to enter one or more museums. On the other hand, the exhibits are scattered among the Pinacoteca di S. Francesco, Museum of Torture and Museum of Weapons, taking away many of the most interesting pieces from the museum that should instead Centrenter, the state.
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  • Many interesting pieces of art and archaeological findings. Definitely a must see if you are find of art.
  • More information about the history etc. would be good.
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