A few other scenes from inside the Ospedale Civile. What a fascinating place. Cloisters, cats, vere da pozzo, mosaics, a church, and a Madonna...so many of my favorite things. I didn't take a photo but there's even a bar in there which might be more unusual than the cats when compared to hospitals in the USA.
At first, I thought she was holding Mardi Gras beads but when I got closer, I realized they are rosaries. :)
This vera da pozzo has a very nice lion's face carved on it, and I wish I'd walked out there to get a closer look and photo. I guess I was so discombobulated about how lost I was that I didn't think about it. Another thing to add to my "next time" list along with the library. My friend Bert had given me good directions about how to find the library and told me that you have to ring the bell and then someone will come let you in. I finally found it and rang the bell but unfortunately, no one came...they must have been busy or maybe they were hanging out in the hospital bar. Next time!