Albergo di Virtù @ Piazza Carlina (Carlo Emanuele II)

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Albergo di Virtù

On the south-east side of the square, the current Hotel was, until the first post-war period, the Albergo di Virtù, a welfare institution founded by the Compagnia di San Paolo in 1580, year in which became state-owned. It was transferred here at the end of the 1600s with the aim of professionally train the poor and the "catholics" (ie the Waldensians who became Catholics).

The nineteenth-century view highlights the contrast between Palazzo Roero and the sober simplicity of the Albergo di Virtù inserted in a context in what had been thought of as a pole of a noble neighborhood, instead it immediately became a popular center.

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