Nice to know
Today, in addition to the Ostello, Villa Olanda also hosts the following:
- Office for youth and territory: social planning office that conducts training, educational and social inclusion programmes for the young and not so young
- Office for migrants and asylum seekers
- Radio Beckwith Evangelica
- Fruit orchard of ancient varieties cultivated by Cascina Sociale Carlo Alberto
- Spazio Adolescenti: a meeting point for adolescents
- A Mano a Mano: creative design for recycled materials, laboratory for adolescents
- Mamma esco a giocare: summer activity centres for children from 3 to 12 years of age, from the first Monday after schools close in the spring to the last Friday before they open in the fall
- Residential spaces for beneficiaries of incoming hospitality projects of the Waldensian Diaconia, and workshop spaces (bikes, computers and dressmaking)
- Casa del lavoro – Service of accompanying persons to work in collaboration with Cooperativa Patchanka s.n.c. of Turin
THINGS TO DO
All kinds of visitors find their way to Val Pellice, which proposes an array of offers to satisfy everyone.
The distress suffered by the Waldensian people took place in this marvellous valley surrounded by the Cottian Alps. The presence of the Waldensians has been a fundamental factor in the history and identity of the valley, making it the battle field for freedom of conscience and conferring the pluri-confessional character that makes it unique in Italy. The afflictions of the Waldensians, together with the remarkable beauty of the landscape in the Monviso valleys, together form the ideal purposes of a journey to rediscover a territory that is imbued with its history, traditions and stories.
The situation of the Waldensians and their relationship with European Protestantism is described in the exhibitions and the guided visits at the Centro Culturale Valdese.
PFor excursions on foot, bike or climbing, an excellent web site for choosing your itinerary.
Gastronomic itineraries are also available and the specialities to be tasted are quite numerous We invite you to click on this link.
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