Various decorative elements on the external walls of the Palazzo dell’Ospedaletto in Semproniano refer to its Tempar past. The order used the building as a sort of hostel for traveling pilgrims. The palace is located in the suburb of Rocchette di Fazio.
Palazzo dell’Ospedaletto Sempriano
Address: Via Orti, 12 – 58055 Semproniano. Phone: +39 . Opening times: . Ticket price: . (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The Palazzo dell’Ospedaletto dates back the 14th century. It used to belong to the Templar Order before this was dissolved.
The building, which was dedicated to San Tommaso, has retained its original stone structure. Various elements referring to the Templars are still visible on the external walls.
These include an image of the Baphomet, a half-human and half-goat deity, supposedly venerated by the Templar Order.
The other elements are the Templar cross and a depiction of the Agnus Dei (“Lamb of God”).