Emmaus International

Arezzo IMG 8470

Via la Luna,1
I-52020 Ponticino di Lanterina (AR)

Tél : +39 (0)575 89 65 58
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Emmaus Arezzo was the first Italian community to join Emmaus International, in 1978. It was founded by Franco Bettoli, former chair of Emmaus International (1988-1999), who passed away in 2008.

Today, Emmaus Arezzo is home to 22 companions, who do traditional Emmaus community work: collecting, sorting, repairing and reselling goods at low prices at their second-hand shop and on their stall, which are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The group also collects scrap metal in order to recycle it. Furthermore, companions keep a henhouse and 8 beehives, which, as well as bringing in extra income, help to feed the community day-to-day. Finally, Emmaus Arezzo collaborates with local organisations working to rehabilitate people with addictions and to support families with low incomes.

key figures


  • 22 companions who, on average, have been with the community for more than 5 years
areas of activity


  • Housing
  • Recycling and reuse




Arezzo bric brac interieur Arezzo IMG 8470
Arezzo compagnon 2 Arezzo IMG 8452
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