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Youth Project in Loppiano

Italy, Incisa Val d'Arno

Loppiano presents itself as a real fraternity laboratory where young people, families, university students, coming from the five continents, belonging to cultures, have the opportunity to become temporary citizens by joining open and customizable paths.

Specific requests:  

  • have between 18 and 30 years old

  • covid certificate

  • covid test result taken no more than 72 hours before the trip 

  • basic knowledge of Italian and/or English

Mode: face-to-face

Period: from September to July

Minimum time:  4 weeks

Maximum time: 6 months

Context of the community in which he works

Loppiano is a small town in the Tuscan hills, near Florence: 850 inhabitants from 65 countries around the world, a centre of multicultural coexistence founded on the life of Christian values. Because of its originality, since its birth, Loppiano has attracted thousands of people from all over the world to visit it.

Its goals

The aim of the Youth Project is to create among the participants, through dedicated activities and activities in common with other inhabitants of the citadel of Loppiano, an experience of fraternity lived in daily life. The presence within the citadel of several schools of formation (for adults, families, young people, religious, priests) and a university centre (Sophia: represents a further opportunity for interaction and mutual enrichment.

Main activities carried out

Volunteers profile

Young people who want to have an experience of interculturality and fraternity lived in daily life.

Tasks to be done

To be familiar with Loppiano and its inhabitants; participation in significant events taking place in the citadel; themed activities with moments of aggregation and sport; moments of reflection and personal and community prayer, deepening of the Spirituality and Culture of Unity; various practical activities to experience an active and creative fraternity.


This is both an individual and a collective journey. Living together in a multicultural reality like Loppiano is not easy, there are many challenges to face daily, but the experience of fraternity leads us to overcome them by putting ourselves at stake, through work, art, music, nature, dialogue, personalised formation and much more.

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