“Ours, if we really need a definition, is a community against social marginalisation”

Vincenzo Muccioli, the founder.


San Patrignano is an Italian long-term drug recovery residential community, considered among the largest and most successful worldwide.

26000 people hosted since 1978.

4000 years of prison converted in 25 years.

35 activity sectors and three educational pathways.


This is an ongoing project focused on SanPaDogs, the sector where residents’ work consists in taking care of dogs, where the border between saved and saviour is blurred.

San Patrignano, Italy. 2021-ongoning