Immediately after Trieste (see article here), Valentino and Ilaria went for a few days to San Pietro Vara, in Val di Vara, in the province of La Spezia, at the Community of Reconstructor in the prayer. Father Tiziano Tamussi, the founder of the community and supporter of the Alice Project since several years, was waiting for them. Valentino had already held an upgrade course at the Reconstructor’s community a few months ago. The purpose of the visit was to lay the foundations of a private school set up on the Alice’s model.
They visited the villages in that beautiful valley, interacting with the few survivors of the exodus towards the cities.
With Father Tiziano they have … dreamed of reviving, through the educational proposal of Alice, the valleys, recovering not only ancient structures at risk due to degradation and abandonment, but also the culture and the humanity that characterized those places immersed in the green and in the silence.
They also met the group of Alice animators who are already engaged in schools in different cities to define a common action plan to promote a more incisive presence of Alice. Finally, Valentino spent time giving advises to the parents of “difficult” children who could not find right support at school.