Museums

Complesso Santo Spirito in Sassia

The Complesso  Santo Spirito in Sassia is where the headquarters of the Local Health Service ROMA 1 are located.
It was founded in 727 a.C. when Ine, the king of the West-Saxons, established the Schola Saxonum to give asylum to his fellow- countrymen who were making a pilgrimage to the tomb of  St. Peter in Rome. Since the XIII Century, the Hospital of Santo Spirito in Sassia is one of Europe’s oldest hospitals dedicated to the care of the sick and the poor, pregnant women and abandoned children.
At the beginning of the 20th century a section of the old hospital was demolished in order to build the Ponte Vittorio and the Tiber banks. The eastern façade was rebuilt on the basis of the original project of pope Sixtus IV. Other wards were added, facing the river, which now form part of the modern Santo Spirito Hospital.
The Complesso Santo Spirito in Sassia is located very closed to the Vatican.

Date and time of the visit : August 31st – 6:30 PM
Duration of the visit: 90 minutes
Price: € 10,00

Minimum and maximum number of participants admitted: 20-40.
Guided tour of the museum, with English speaking guide is inclusive.
Further details of the site can be found here.

You can book your visit please compile and submit the following form, by July 30th 2016. The visit will be available if the minimum number of participants will be reached, confirmation of the visit will be sent by end of July.
The tickets will be purchased and issued on site.

The Museo Laboratorio della Mente

The museum follows the history of the Santa Maria della Pietà hospital complex in Rome from when it was founded as a hospital for poor foreigners and the insane, until its closing as a mental hospital 500 years later. The hospital’s history is a journey through the history of mental institutions, a story of hardship and diversity, of the fight against the stigma of mental illness and for the promotion of mental health. The layout of the museum is based on an “historical map” of institutional and anti-institutional practices, like a continuous, two-fold dialectical process that on the one hand deconstructs the geography of spatial, physical, psychological and social constructions, and on the other reconstructs the individual subjectivity. The Museo Laboratorio della Mente was awarded by ICOM Italia ” the best Italian museum 2010″.
The Museum is located in the Santa Maria della Pietà hospital complex in the Northern part of Rome, and it is easily accessible by metro and urban train.

Date and time of the visit : September 1st – 10:00 AM
Duration of the visit: 90 minutes
Price: € 10,00

Minimum and maximum number of participants admitted: 20-40
Guided tour of the museum, with English speaking guide is inclusive.
Further information on the museum can be found on the website.
Derails of the site can be found here.
You can book your visit please compile and submit the following form, by July 30th 2016. The visit will be available if the minimum number of participants will be reached, confirmation of the visit will be sent by end of July.
The tickets will be purchased and issued on site.

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