Ospizio (Hospice) del Clementino

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In 1715 pope Clement XI transferred in one part of an old hospice founded by Sixtus V a little hospice for poor girls, who in preparation for the Holy Year of 1700 were picked together by Innocent XII. Because of a modest dresses and especially the shoes with the wooden sole that the girls were wearing the people called them "zoccolette" (zoccolo = wooden-soled shoes); later this word changed the meaning and was applied to prostitutes; it exists till now in vulgar slang.

Ospizio del Clementino.

Ospizio (Hospice) del Clementino
Via Pietro Paolo Vergerio, 16
00135 , Ghetto, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
Ospizio (Hospice) del Clementino is Shown By "Map J Zone" As "6"

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