History

Our tradition

Hospitality and care are long-standing traditions: in 1490 Francesco De Noha bequeathed their home to his second wife Marzia so she could transform it in “l’Ospedale di San Nicolò degli Esposti” – a charity for abandoned children.

Palazzo remained an orphanage throughout the XVI and XVII centuries, witnessing the beginnings of medicine and pediatrics in Lecce.

The flow of history is still visible in its walls, pavements and archaeological remains.