Ospedale degli Incurabili
|Ospedale degli Incurabili|
Ospedale degli incurabili
|Location||Fondamenta delle Zattere, Venice|
|Current tenants||Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia|
|Design and construction|
The hospital was built by Gaetano da Thiene. At first it was a hospital for sick people who can not be cured. Later, it became an orphanage. A church was built on the hospital's courtyard in 1565. The church was closed in 1831. It was later destroyed.
The Incurabili was known for its musicians. The girls of the Incurabili were taught music. Their performances are known internationally. Charles Burney, Goethe, Johann Joachim Quantz and Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote about the concerts in the Incurabili. Johann Adolf Hasse was the maestro di capella of the Incurabili. He wrote church music for the Incurabili.