Community of Sant'Egidio
The mentally disabled
Friends without limits
Community of Sant'Egidio

The Friends

The mentally disabled
in the Community
At home
The house
of Pulcinella

In a home

Down with grey!
On the streets
With Jesus
and with the Poor
The foyer
The "Trattoria
degli Amici"
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The house of Pulcinella

The house of Pulcinella

Why Pulcinella?

Pulcinella, a famous Neapolitan mask, is the expression of the “poor ill-treated person”. Pulcinella appears gullible, inexperienced, a bit silly, but in fact he is a man of many resources. Because he is sympathetic he always manages to get out of even the most difficult situations. Pulcinella is the symbol of the mentally impaired, people who are full of humanity in a difficult world. Through friendship and solidarity they manage to make themselves heard and overcome obstacles without losing their good humour.

The houses of Pulcinella


In the house of Pulcinella they learn skills which are useful in daily life. They enjoy themselves and feel solidarity towards those who are worse off than themselves