The Lazzaretto Hall

It is possible to enter into the Lazzaretto hall by a staircase in the central courtyard of the Santa Maria della Pace's hospital in Naples; it is called "of the Leprosarium" as lepers and plague victims were welcomed in it, when needed.

At the end of the hall, a fine altar separates the Leprosarium from the area that once was intended as a medical cabinet (where is located the Mariano Semmola's memorial tablet).

Along the walls, half-height, runs a gallery through which food and beverages were lowered to patients to prevent contagion.

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In the following pictures you can see the magnificient altar inside the hall

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A medical table inside the cabinet

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  • Photos and main text by Valentina Ponsillo moc.liamg|isnopelav#| and Raffaella Gifuni ti.orebil|inufig.r#| (November 2014)


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