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Orphanage

The fortress as an orphanage

After the unification of Italy, the Fortress of Senigallia joined the destiny of other military or religious buildings acquired by the State Property Office: it first became a prison and then, rented to the sisters of the Protettorato di San Giuseppe, it became an orphanage for the care of abandoned children (war orphans, children of prisoners, etc.).

This use continued on at least twenty-five years after the handover of the fortress by the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of National Education on April 12, 1932.