The "Risiera" National Memorial Site
The Rice Mill was declared a National Memorial Site by decree of the President of the Republic Giuseppe Saragat on the 15th April 1965. The decree confirms the need for The San Sabba Rice Mill "to be conserved unchanged and entrusted to the Nation for what it reveals in its historical and political context".
The District Council of Trieste announced an international "competition" to transform what remained of the old rice husking building into a museum. The architect Romano Boico won the "competition" and was assigned the task.
The Museum was opened, after the restructuring works were completed, in 1975.