13 ottobre 2022
by Guendalina Dainelli

Made in San Patrignano 

Made in San Patrignano project
Made in San Patrignano project

A lot of work gets done in San Patrignano, especially by hand. This place offers the finest craftsmanship, often of real artistic value. Artifacts of rare beauty represent redemption from a past of drug addiction. In a world where you plan, design, and execute, planing, sanding, sewing, and coloring are therapeutic and liberating.

The annual FAI Days of Fall open the doors of San Patrignano to the public on October 15 and 16. The recovery community sits on the hills of Coriano, between Rimini and San Marino. Discover the wealth of activities its guests are involved in every day.

Vincenzo Muccioli opened San Patrignano recovery community, one of Europe’s largest, in 1978. It is a sort of citadel surrounded by nature that includes numerous recreational and functional buildings, like stables, a study center, vineyards, vegetable gardens, and organically cultivated fields for a self-sufficient community.

Vincenzo Muccioli opened San Patrignano recovery community, one of Europe’s largest, in 1978

Made in San Patrignano sounds a lot like Made in Italy, to evoke the same idea of elegance, style, and quality. The community hosts several dozen workshops where work never stops. The yarn, leather, and wallpaper workshops will open their doors to visitors for the FAI Days, a rare opportunity to meet the young people who work there and discover ancient techniques, also with a modern style, that create original pieces appreciated by big fashion and design brands, both in Italy and abroad.

FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano ETS is a major organization that has been looking after the great Italian historical, artistic, and landscape heritage, a unique world treasure, since 1975. It is now tradition for hundreds of thousands of citizens to discover special places of history, art, and nature on FAI Spring and Fall Days, hidden or little-known wonders located everywhere in Italy.

Made in San Patrignano craftsmanship makes its first-time appearance this year, thanks to its great social value in the broader sense. As it offers many young people the opportunity to learn a trade and build a future, the San Patrignano community supports and protects ancient and endangered trades, reinventing them with a contemporary style. Leather, cashmere, silk, and other noble materials are used, just to name a few, but also recovered and recycled objects. Because manual work teaches that everything can come back to life.

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