This home for the community’s elderly dates back to the late 19th century. It was next to the Scola Spagnola
, and a model facility in line with the welfare philosophy gradually spreading at the time. The institute remained open until the 1970s and was later converted into residential apartments. The entrance hall on the ground floor still bears the plaques commemorating its benefactors: Allegrina Cavalieri Sanguinetti the hospice’s founder was among the most generous, and the home was named after her. The retirement home successfully conveyed the Jewish values of welfare employing modern, innovative procedures, the same values that even during the time of the ghetto
had led to the development of confraternities and organisations providing support to the poorest.