The Palazzo Pubblico Italian: Public Palace is the town hall of the City of San Marino as well as its official Government Building. The building where official State ceremonies take place is the seat of the Republic's main institutional and administrative bodies: the Captains Regent the Grand and General Council the Council of XII and the Congress of State. --- --- --- Located on the site of an ancient building called the Domus Magna Comunis the current building was designed by the Roman architect Francesco Azzurri and was built between 1884 and 1894. After a hundred years of existence it was becoming unsafe in today's standards so a complex restoration project was undergone. The intervention was completed by the internationally renowned architect Gae Aulenti on 30 September 1996.