The Lazzaretto or Mole Vanvitelliana, in the harbour of Ancona, is one of the best preserved of its kind. It was devised and built, between 1732 and 1743, by Italian architect Luigi Vanvitelli as a quarantine building to protect the city from the risk of contagious diseases potentially reaching the town with the ships. Later it was used also as a military hospital or as barracks1. Now it is used as a showroom by the Ancona's Municipality2.
- Photo 1 by ThePetrock; photos 2-8 by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (November 2009)
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- M.Natalucci, Le vicende storiche del Lazzaretto di Ancona, estratto da "Atti e memorie. Comitato Deputazione Storia Patria per le Marche", Serie VIII, Vol. VIII, 1974, pp. 163-175 (Aniballi, Ancona 1975).