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In the Dorsoduro district, as early as 1224, there was a hospital dedicated to the treatment of lepers named after San Lazzaro and, almost forty years later, to avoid the risk of epidemics, it was moved to an island in the lagoon, changing its name to Lazzaretto or Island of San Lazzaro.

A few centuries later, it was decided to give assistance also to beggars and the poor, and it was from here that the title San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti was born. Then, this place also hosted young disadvantaged girls who were taught a trade and, the most gifted, were directed to music. Soon, San Laz

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