Istituto di Igiene Sperimentale

The "Istituto di Igiene Sperimentale", located in Rome (Piazza del Viminale, 7), was founded by Corrado Tommasi Crudeli in 1883. The building was the old monastery of the church of "San Paolo I Eremita" (Via Agostino Depretis, 95), expropriated after 1870 according to the plans of Rome as the new capital city. In 1885 Corrado Tommasi Crudeli inaugurated the new research institute with a series of lessons about the climate of Rome.

In 1935 the Institute was moved to its current location in the new Città Universitaria of La Sapienza in a new building by Arnaldo Foschini that was named Istituto di Igiene G. Sanarelli1 after the famous hygienist Giuseppe Sanarelli who was director of the Institute from 1915 to 1935. Nowadays it has been renamed Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive.


The old building of "Istituto di Igiene Sperimentale", Rome, Piazza del Viminale 7


The former Church of "San Paolo I Eremita", Rome, via Agostino Depretis 95

  • Photos and main text by Luigi Enrico Di Nunzio and Matteo Fiorenti (January 2017)
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