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VISIT TO SAN PATRIGNANO RECOVERY COMMUNITY

Saturday June 23, 2018

Via San Patrignano, 53
Coriano (Rimini)
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TOUR TIMING & COST
  • 07.30 a.m.  Departure from Iusve with private bus and English speaking guide
  • Arrival at 10.30 a.m.  Welcome
  • Morning
    • 10.30 a.m.
      • Creative arts, Handcraft and decoration
      • Visit to the following workshops: Graphic arts, textile weaving.
    • 11.00 a.m. Visit to the medical and centre study centre.
    • 11.30 a.m. Centers for minors
  • Lunch at 12.30 in the main dining room with tasting of local products
  • Afternoon
    • 1.30 p.m. Q&A meeting
    • 3.00 a.m.
      •  Breeding and agriculture
      • Visit to the wine cellar, horse stables, veterinary clinic, cow, dog  (pet therapy) breeding, milking facility…. etc.
    • 4.30 p.m. Visit of the concept store Sp.accio and conclusion of the visit
    • 5.00 p.m. Transfer back to Iusve, estimated arrival time 08.00/08.30pm

Cost: Eur 80.00 per person included return transfer from Venice to Coriano, lunch and English speaking guide.

RECOVERY COMMUNITY FOR TROUBLED YOUTH

San Patrignano is a community which welcomes young men and women with problems of drug addiction and social marginalization without discrimination based on ideology, social status or religion, completely free of charge. No money is asked for or accepted from those following the recovery program, their families or the State.  Since 1978 San Patrignano has been home to more than 26,000 people, offering them a home, legal and health care, the chance to study and learn a skill, therefore completely reintegrating them into society . There are currently  roughly 1350 people living in the community, most of which are in the main location near Rimini, Italy. There are roughly 110 volunteers working in San Patrignano, in addition to roughly 250 full and part time employees, many of which are former addicts.

San Patrignano is divided into two social cooperatives (no profit) which  professionally train former addicts in order for them to become fully financially independent. There are also two association for the sports activities and professional and formal education of the residents.

The community is also home to many children, sons and daughters of addicts being treated in the community as well as volunteers. Several family units, as well as thirty minors (boys and girls) with serious problems of addiction and social marginalization live on the grounds as well. There is a medical facility with fifty beds on the grounds, specialized in diseases and pathologies associated with drug abuse.  There is a kindergarten and after school center for children up to fourteen years of age, living quarters, school rooms, a library, sports facilities, a theater and auditorium, more than fifty possibilities of professional training areas and a village of sixty small houses for volunteer families and those living in  the community with children.

Through the years San Patrignano has welcomed many people with criminal charges pending, and has replaced over 4000 years of prison time with a therapeutic recovery program aimed at complete drug free rehabilitation and social reintegration. According to independent studies conducted by the Universities of Bologna, Pavia and Urbino by hair strand test on a randomly selected group of former residents, over 72 percent of those who complete the program remain drug free. About 50% of the daily operational costs of the community are covered by the sales of goods and services coming from San Patrignano’s professional training workshops, the rest by donations from private individuals and companies.

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Venice Walking Tour

Wednesday June 20, 2018

TOUR TIMING & COST

Meeting point with private English speaking guide in Mestre railway station. We reach by public bus Venezia. Walk through bridges, fields and calle until Piazza San Marco.

We start with all the landmarks of: Basilica, Academy Bridge, San Marco Square, Palazzo Ducale, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto through the fish market, fruit and vegetables, the herbarium and spice shops (Entrance not included). Lunch in a typical Venetian hosteria.

Transfer to the bus station with boat.

Date 20 June

  • Time: from 10.30 a.m. (departure from Venezia Mestre Station)
  • End at 16.30 p.m. at Venezia Mestre Station.

Lunch and transfer included

Entrance fee excluded.

Minimum 20 persons - Eur 90.00 per person

TOUR ISLANDS OF BURANO, MURANO AND TORCELLO

Thursday June 21, 2018

TOUR TIMING & COST

Meeting point with private English speaking guide in Mestre railway station. We explore the three tiny and colourful islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by private motorboat.

First stop in Murano to see the good glass blower create works of art. A quiet walk to Torcello where we visit the 7th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta with the spectacular Byzantine Mosaics, the picturesque island of Burano with its colorful houses painted by the fishermen who lived there. Lunch in a typical Trattoria. Full-day tour (7 hours) Minimum price 25 people: € 120.00 per person

Date 21 June

  • Time: from 10.30 a.m. (departure from Venezia Mestre Station)
  • End at 16.30 p.m. at Venezia Mestre Station.

Lunch and transfer with private boat included. Entrance fee excluded.

Eur 120.00 per person

PADUA CITY TOUR

Friday June 22, 2018

TOUR TIMING & COST

Meeting point with private English speaking guide in Mestre railway station. Departure for Padua. Visit to the city of Padua starting from the largest square in Italy, Prato della Valle. Near the square, there is the Basilica of Saint Anthony, which is one of the most visited religious sites in the world. We stop at the Palazzo della Ragione (palace of justice) to admire the temple of frescoes and Piazza dei Signori. We see one of the most famous cafés in Italy, Caffè Pedrocchi, which is also known by many locals as "no coffee shop".

Date 22 June

  • Time: from 14.30 p.m. (departure from Venezia Mestre Station)
  • End at 19.30 p.m. at Venezia Mestre Station.

Transfer and aperitif included. Entrance fee excluded.

Minimum 20 persons - Eur 100.00 per person