MONTENIDOLI AND THE FOUNDATION

1965 – Elisabetta arrived at Montenidoli to rescue an abandoned land and plant new vineyards.
1968 – Sergio, the Magister, came in the peace of the nature of Montenidoli to heal restless children and give new life to the many ones that came to him for help.
2014 – Montenidoli sets up Sergio the Patriarch Foundation, to continue the heritage of the great Teacher.

THE BIG FAMILY OF THE SMALL PLANET

Montenidoli – the nest of small birds – has been the healer for unsettled youngsters.
Our roots are in the earth: the simple, everyday life of the farmers testifies the energy of the soil.
Our Foundation wants to go back to our common Mother Earth and get stronger together.
The earth giving and sharing a humanitarian experience, in an uncontaminated land.
The earth is first of all a message of non-violence, through the life of plants and animals.
The earth that unites people, creeds and races in a vision of brotherhood.
The riches of the past generation for the knowledge of future achievements.
From around the world: the old and the young together, for an enriching encounter.
The birth of new friendships, for new collaborations and trusts, to chase disease and fear.

THE SPIRIT

We all feel a strong need of unity and comprehension.
We want to break our solitude, opening to a wider vision of friendship and common feelings.
Seeking for the same sensibility towards culture and knowledge of our human condition.

THE GOAL

“To go beyond borders” and be together, understand we are all part of the same family on our small planet. This is the aim of the Sergio the Patriarch Foundation.

HOW

To host for one month groups of elderly people in need and unsettled youths, for holidays and for an exchange of views.
To organize week-long study meetings about agricolture, traditions, psychology.

WHERE

Two groups of houses in the woods overlooking the Chianti Classico hills in the heart of Tuscany for the old and the young. A guest house with reception for seminars.

SOURCE

The heritage of special persons that had the future in mind and a heart open towards to humanity.

HISTORY

In 1404 the farm of Montenidoli was given to the Hospital of Santa Fina, in the town of San Gimignano, “for salvation”
In 2014 the farm of Montenidoli gave two groups of houses on the hill to the Foundation for meekness, dialog, friendship.

SUPPORT

The farm of Montenidoli, which will offer facilities thanks to the wine and olive oil from the vineyards and olive groves on its lands.

LOCATION

In the heart of Tuscany: 500 acres on the hill overlooking San Gimignano and facing the Chianti Classico area.

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