To begin with, how many hospitals present such a gorgeous façade to the public?
Well, that’s how it’s done in Venice. The Ospedale Civile di Venezia may not be the place we would choose to visit while in Venice, but it holds some surprises in its meandering interior.
For example, I found this mosaic flooring at the top of a staircase.
If you remember to look up, you’ll see this depiction of the Pieta.
Administrative offices are found on this floor of the building. There are no boring battleship grey walls to be found here. Instead, the employees get to admire statues, such as these.
When you return to the ground floor, you might encounter one of the many (fat) cats that call that area home. Aside from keeping the rodent population down, I think they might get their fair share of handouts from the staff.
The cats can gaze at statues such as this when they’ve had their fill of mouse hunting and loafing in the sun each day.