The hospital of Venice is housed in a sprawling, rambling edifice. One of the entries is through the Scuola Grande di San Marco, right next to the Chiesa Santi Giovanni e Paolo (Zanipolo). To me, the Scuola outshines its neighbouring church.
It was fascinating to wander through the corridors of the hospital, and find the entrances to several courtyards.
Not many of them seem used much, except by the resident cats.
I wondered if ambulant patients are ever pointed to them, so they could have a bit of exercise in the fresh air, and examine the well heads in each courtyard, if they were interested.
This was not in a courtyard, but in one of the corridors inside the hospital.
I can tell you that I have truly never seen a hospital like this one! You’d need a good sense of direction, the first few times you ventured into it. But, what beauty and history!