Palazzo Graziani is located in a central position inside the old-town centre of the Republic. It provides a top-quality setting with excellent scenic views.
The building was already listed in the Santucci Property Survey of 1825, and was presumably erected in an earlier period.
Today, after undergoing extensive special maintenance and rehabilitation, it consists of 7 floors, 3 of which above ground, 3 floors below ground and an underground tank grotto on the fourth basement floor, uncovered after a delicate series of excavations.
The total working surface is 600 sq m, 300 of which providing “public, cultural and recreative services”.
DESCRIPTION OF ENVIRONMENTS
The above-ground floors
The main entrance to the building is from P.le Lo Stradone, one of the access points to the old-town centre.
The ground floor is linked to the Building thanks to the opening of a series of recesses-vaults, to create a new airy and bright environment measuring around 55 square metres, designed to accommodate a ticket office, a bookshop, display cases, etc.
The first floor is a large and airy environment measuring 95 square metres, suitable for exhibitions and/or meetings and able to accommodate about 50 people.
The loft floor measures about 85 square metres, and was created when the building was renovated and extra floors were added. It provides magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, is well lit and features a complementary free space ideal for exhibitions and/or meetings. It can accommodate up to 50 people.
The basement floors:
The first basement floor, where the old supporting structures such as the stone and hollow tile floors and the San Marino stone walls, have been renovated and strengthened and feature two internal partitions with vaulted ceilings, to form three environments covering 85 square metres altogether.
The above premises are suitable for accommodating small exhibitions.
The second basement floor, measuring about 90 square metres, is partially dug out of the rock face, while the two supporting walls, made of San Marino stone, are dotted with ancient niches which came to light during restructuring.
On the floor are manholes which lead to the underlying caves, visible through sheets of floor glass.
The two entrances to the Building are perfectly accessible to disabled persons.