The former hospital strongly wanted by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, in 1456. It is a masterpiece of Renaissance civil architecture, designed and built by Antonio Averluino, called Filarete.
Although its construction took many years, during which many other architects of relief worked here. It is also well-known as the “Big Home” of Milanese citizens, who in the past might be in difficulty. Here they could find care and assistance, in an age when the welfare state did not yet exist. It is an extraordinary place in many ways. It now hosts the State University of Milan. Here you can discover the story of the people who worked for the welfare and care of the Milanese, fighting against the most terrible diseases and plagues.