OSPEDALE DEI PELLEGRINI
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OSPEDALE DEI PELLEGRINI

San Ginesio [MC]
arch. Giuseppe Bocci
2006
The Ospedale dei Pellegrini (formerly St. Paul's Church) is one of the finest examples of the  ancient Domus Hospitales of the 14th century, areas of rest and welcome for pilgrims who were on their way to Rome and Loreto.  Its structure is a rare example of Romanesque architecture in stone, with a façade composed of eight arches, supported on cylindrical and polygonal columns with beautiful leafed capitals. Upstairs another loggia (probably built at a later time) opens onto 8 similar arches, to complete the design of the splendid façade.