The venue of CTS9 is the Lazaretto of Maò; a place of history, illness and hope located in the middle of the harbor of Maò. The Lazaretto is a historical health fortress that is now used as conference and convention center. The history of Lazaretto connects directly to our dangerous times and the global pandemic. Lazarettos were centres where ships that were suspected of carrying infectious diseases, such as the plague, were obliged to stay. The lazaretto of Maò dates from 1807. Its old walls have been witness to several tragic events such as the yellow fever epidemics. Since 1919 the buildings stopped being used as a hospital. From a place of suffering and recovery these buildings were converted into spaces that welcomed the arrival and development of tourism. 

You can explore the Lazaretto here

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