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Ospedale degli Incurabili (L'Ospedaletto)

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Ospedale degli Incurabili (L'Ospedaletto) (1499 -)

Location: Via Giuglia, Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia

The Ospedale degli Incurabili, popularly called the Ospedaletto, was founded in 1499 by the philanthropist Ettore Vernazza, a disciple of Saint Cathérine of Genoa. It was situated opposite Ospedale Pammatone, the city’s main hospital. A separate ward for lunatics was created in 1588. From the middle of the seventeenth century, chronic patients were accommodated in Albergo di Poveri.