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10 things that not even the Milanese know about their city

8. The underground tombs of the Ospedale Maggiore

10 cose che nemmeno un Milanese conosce della sua città - Photo credit: Wikimedia.org
10 cose che nemmeno un Milanese conosce della sua città – Photo credit: Wikimedia.org

In the 15th century, the current seat of the University of Milan, built at the behest of the Sforza family, was actually a hospital, the first and largest in the city. At that time, those who died in the hospital were not buried in a normal cemetery, but in a special place, the Sepolcreto. What was originally a small ossuary became bigger and bigger in time, until it reached its current dimensions: a real labyrinth of catacombs that extends in the underground where you can touch history, a real secret jewel hidden beneath the city.

Indirizzo: Piazza dell’Ospedale Maggiore, 3

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