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PROJECT: Torre dell'Eremo (Hermitage Tower) of Pecetto
Pecetto (Turin), Italy
Pecetto municipality, different universities, Coldiretti (Italian organisation for agriculture), other organisations of breeders and farmers
PROJECT Torre dell'Eremo: a place of meeting, silence and dialogue
1. Use of organic cultivation techniques and renewable energies
2. Provision of a day hospitality for 15/20 disabled young people
3. Provision of a meeting point for young people
The Order of Padri Somaschi donated to the Sermig Foundation the property Torre dell’Eremo, constituted by 34.700 square metres of agricultural land and woods and a 3.340-square-metre building. The works for the Tower’s refurbishment and restoration also extended to the adjacent building of historical importance and, in addition to this, new edifices and a storage shed were erected.
Torre dell'Eremo houses a day hospitality for 15/20 disabled young people, coming especially from the surrounding area, and offers them the possibility to learn a job related to agriculture. It is the right place also for whoever wishes to learn more about social and environmental subjects, experience silence, have a debate and pray.
A small Brotherhood from Sermig runs the whole complex and permanently lives there. The place provides laboratories for food transformation, in addition to guest rooms with 25 beds in total, a kitchen and a canteen, meeting rooms and a 150-seat conference hall. A chapel was also rebuilt within the Tower to serve everyone who wants to reflect, pray or just enjoy a moment of silence.
Complex refurbishment: 3.500.000 euros.
Furniture and extras: 410.000 euros.
Agricultural and related activities: 150.000 euros.
If you wish to help us with a financial donation, you can send it to:
postal current account number 29509106 on the name of “Sermig, Piazza Borgo Dora 61, 10152 Torino - Italia”
bank account on the name of “Fondazione Sermig”
IBAN IT73D0306909606100000067046 - reason “Eremo - Pane Quotidiano”