In 1964, the first of 33 Focolare little towns was established in Loppiano, Tuscany, about twenty kilometres south of Florence. Their aim is to live permanently the unceasing newness of the Gospel, universal fraternity. Loppiano, like the other towns built on other continents, remains a place where you can experience that unity between persons, groups and peoples is possible.

Chiara lubich visiting Loppiano in 1964
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