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The fortress of San Leo in the highest point of a rocky plate bounded by impressive vertical walls, the fortress is the main architectural emergency of the entire village of San Leo.
The origins of the fortified town are certainly pre-Christian, although the first documented a real settlement are related to the presence of the Saint Leo between 4th and 5th century.
The strategic position of San Leo did a disputed place throughout the early Middle Ages: the Byzantines by the Goths, the Lombards (wish realized the first defensive garrison in masonry) to the domination of the Church, attested from
Founded in 1996 at the behest of the Episcopal Curia of San Marino-Montefeltro and of the municipal administration of San Leo, grows inside the piano nobile of Palazzo Mediceo of sixteenth century. Is divided into four large rooms where you showcase artifacts of sacred art from the 8th to the 18th century. The purpose of the Museum is to collect, protect and preserve important works of art of the territory Lambert from cult buildings which for various reasons are no longer able to ensure its preservation. The visit began with the Lapidary, which houses ancient sculptural artifacts (8th – 13th
The fortress museum is located inside the Medieval Fort of San Leo. Of beautiful medieval and Renaissance architecture, is enhanced by a collection of furniture and arms four-19th and a wide documentation of Renaissance Italian characters, starting with the count of Cagliostro, here held in complete isolation from 1791 until the moment of death, occurred in 1795. The Museum is also home to temporary exhibitions of art.