Residences for Artists

Interventions of conservative nature

During the Middle Ages numerous hostels were built along the most important communication routes to allow travelers and above all pilgrims to rest. These hospices were run by religious orders or by chivalrous-hospital congregations. These places, for the hospitality they offered, were called hospices or hospitals (from the Latin hospitium) and were indispensable for those who undertook, mainly on foot, slow journeys lasting even months through ruined Roman roads and bumpy paths full of dangers. The interventions, apart from the addition of toilets and showers, are exclusively of a conservative nature and are intended as a re-enactment of an ancient way of moving and staying. Hospice: derives from the Latin hospitiume meaning 'that gives shelter'. A place where, out of courtesy, both stranger and friend are accommodated.