Maggiano and the Museum of the history of psychiatry
The “Spedale per i Pazzi” of Fregionaia was founded by the Republic of Lucca in the second half of the eighteenth century. On 20th of April 1773, with the settlement of the personnel, the “Spedale de' Pazzi” of Fregionaia was officially opened.
On 9th of July 1942 Mario Tobino the long experience in Maggiano as doctor in the Mental Hospital of Lucca, where he worked for more than forty years.
Mario Tobino has told about his days in Maggiano in his book "Le libere donne di Magliano".
Today in the ex-hospital hosts the museum of the history of psychiatry.