(b. ca. 1400, Firenze, d. 1469, Roma)

Interior view

Ospedale Maggiore, Milan

The Ospedale Maggiore, traditionally named Ca' Granda (i.e. Big House), is a building in the centre of Milan. It was constructed to house one of the first community hospitals, the largest such undertaking of the fifteenth century. Commissioned by Francesco Sforza in 1456 and designed by Filarete it is among the first examples of Renaissance architecture in Lombardy.

The old buildings of the Ospedale Maggiore host today the State University of Milan.

The photo shows the central courtyard (Cortile della Speziera).