Loppiano, the first international citadel of the Focolari Movement, stands on 260 hectares of land immersed in the green hills of Incisa Valdarno, less than 20 kilometers from Florence.
Its story begins back in 1964, when Chiara Lubich, founder of the Movement, decided to choose Loppiano as the first Citadel that embodied the evangelical law of mutual love, uniting it with the elements of a modern city consisting of houses, churches, schools and places of work. Almost a thousand people of all ages, ethnicities and cultures live permanently in the Citadel, or for periods of a few months, who are committed to carrying forward the idea of Chiara Lubich, of a City of dialogue and fraternity.
The realities born inside the Citadel of Loppiano adhere to the Economy of Communion, a project that combines economy and communion, efficiency and solidarity. Each brand is committed to putting people at the center, helping the needy and equally sharing the company’s profits, building an ethical relationship, both with employees and with customers.