Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Saxia
Museo Storico Nazionale dell’Arte Sanitaria
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Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Saxia information
Originally an 8th-century lodging for Saxon pilgrims, this ancient hospital complex was established by Pope Innocent III in the late 12th century. Three hundred years later Sixtus IV added an octagonal courtyard and two vast frescoed halls, known collectively as the Corsia Sistina (Sistine Ward).
The complex is currently undergoing restoration and guided visits have been indefinitely suspended.