Key to Umbria: Foligno

San Giovanni Battista dei Pugilli (12th century)

The church passed to a community of Augustinian nuns in 1314, and they presumably built an adjacent nunnery.  The complex passed to a community of Hieronymites (hermits of St Jerome) in 1493

The church was remodelled in 1719-20. 

The convent was suppressed in 1810, and sold to Ludovico Piermarini (see below).

Frescoes (16th century)

These frescoes, which are attributed to Bernardino Mezzastris, depict:

  1. the Madonna and Child enthroned with SS Antony of Padua and Felicianus; and

  2. the Crucifixion (damaged).

Ospedale Civile (1845-60)

Francesco Baldoli built the first hospital here in the early 15th century, on a site adjoining that of the Hieronymite monastery.  

As noted above, Ludovico Piermarini bought the monastery in 1810.  It passed to his heir Gregorio Piermarini, who was the last in the family line.  He bequeathed this site and most of his other property to the Ospedale di San Giovanni Battista (in what is now Corso Cavour), which was subsequently known as the Ospedale Vecchio. 

The bequest was used for this new hospital, which was designed and built by Vincenzo Vitali.  It remained in use until 1989.

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San Giovanni Battista (12th century) and

ex-Ospedale Civile (1740-50)

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