Particolare della Caserma Cornoldi — (Archivio Bazzmann/Venipedia)

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Elena Celsi, widow of Marco Vioni, with a testament dated January 2, 1409, donated her house, which stood next to the Sepulcher bridge, to give refuge to the poor and pilgrims going to the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. In 1471 the two Venetian patricians Beatrice Venier and Polissena Premarin escaped from the island of Negroponte - as it was conquered by the Turks - and were hospitalized in 1475 in the Celsi hospice, where - together with other pilgrims - they embraced the third order of San Francesco ( otherwise known as pizzòcare in Venetian), creating the first nucleus of what will be kno

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