Virtual guide


09. Paolo Gorini Anatomic Collection

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Phone 0371 409238
Street and number P.zza Ospitale 10 - c/o ASL della Provincia di Lodi
City Lodi

Situated in the cloisters of Ospedale Vecchio, the Gorini Anatomic Collection contains anatomic preparations created by the famous research scientist.
Paolo Gorini (Pavia 1813, Lodi 1881) carried out generous research and teaching in the mathematics, geology and anatomy field. In particular the scientist showed great interest in the conservation and decomposition of organic matter in an historic period that was decisive for the fate of Italy and characterised by an intense fervour concerning the mysteries of life.

Today, the Museum houses what remains of the very extensive anatomical collection that Gorini collected during his lifetime. The exhibition is housed within the elegant framework of a small fifteenth century cloister still considered today an artistic asset of Italy and the Lodi area. The colonnade is formed today by sixteen arches of which the forty smaller arches of the upper loggia form a platform, offset by four smaller arches of the upper loggia. This particularity of the loggia which doubles or just enlarges such arches is of an exquisitely Lombard design. The museum’s splendid ceiling frescoed with grotesque figures was created by Giulio Cesare Ferrari in 1593.

Opening days and timetable: Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00; Saturdays 9.30 - 12.30; Sundays 14.30 - 16.30