Monday, August 11, 2014

Cappella degli Spedali Riuniti

Cappella degli Spedali Riuniti, Chapel of the city hospital, Livorno
The chapel of San Giuseppe is part of the hospital complex of the Spedali Riuniti (United Hospitals), built in the 1930s on a project of the architect Ghino Venturi.
Cappella degli Spedali Riuniti, Chapel of the city hospital, Livorno
The stained glass windows of the chapel are a work of Athos Rogero Natali, the elder brother of the well-known Livornese painter Renato Natali.

See also: Spedali Riuniti

11 comments:

William Kendall said...

A beautiful sanctuary inside. It doesn't feel too over the top, though.

Michelle said...

The inside of the sanctuary is just breathtaking.

Jack said...

It is beautiful inside and outside. The architect seems to have used a style that is respectful of the older buildings in Livorno.

Lowell said...

Wow, that is breath-taking! We have small chapels in some of our hospitals here but nothing like this. The interior is very beautiful and I like the way the digital photography presents very cool colors. I also like the exterior - it has a strong symbolic presence.

cieldequimper said...

Impressive hospital chapel. They don't build anything like it anymore...

Dina said...

Let's hope that being in the nice chapel will speed patients' recovery or help them or their families make peace with approaching death.

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful!

Birdman said...

Like that first one with the foreground walkway leading to the entrance.

Karl Demetz said...

The outside is very Spartan, the inside is breathtaking.
I love the stained glass windows and like the old word "spedali"!

Halcyon said...

That's a beautiful chapel. You wouldn't think it from the outside!

Lowell said...

Hi VP. I meant to tell you that friends of ours who live across the street from us have a last name of Natale.