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Foundling Wheel—Santo Spirito Hospital Museum, Rome

Foundling Wheel—Santo Spirito Hospital Museum - Rome, Italy
Foundling Wheel—Santo Spirito Hospital Museum
Lungotevere in Sassia 3, Rome, Italy 00193Map
+39 06 48 8991
Neighborhood: Tiburtino - Pietralata - Portonaccio
Overview

Foundling Wheel—Santo Spirito Hospital Museum is the only museum of its kind in Italy. The hospital built in the 8th century was also probably the first of its kind in Europe. It was built by Ina—the Saxon King, as an aid and help to the pilgrims. Today, it is a museum with a conference centre and a concert hall. It was also called the Foundling Hospital because it received new-born abandoned babies left on the wheel, meant for the purpose, outside the hospital. The wheel meant that the parents abandoning the babies will remain anonymous. Visit the place and be touched by this wheel of service.

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Foundling Wheel—Santo Spirito Hospital Museum General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Roma S.Pietro
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