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GetCOO | Arcispedale di Santo Spirito- Palazzo del Commendatore

Arcispedale di Santo Spirito- Palazzo del Commendatore

The Ospedale di Santo Spirito is an ancient hospital, now a convention center. The complex lies in rione Borgo, east of Vatican City and next to the modern Ospedale di Santo Spirito, which continues its tradition. The hospital was instituted just in the site where formerly rose the Schola Saxonum. Part of the complex houses the Museo Storico Nazionale dell'Arte Sanitaria. The early edifice of the Hospital was the Schola, erected by the King of Wessex Ine (689-726). At the beginning of the 8th century the Schola had been conceived to host the great number of Anglo-Saxon pilgrims visiting Rome - and in particular its innumerable holy places, like the tomb of Saint Peter.