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Asian week for the Fondazione Chiaravalle Montessori

tuesday 26 july 2016

It's true that love brings people closer, specially if this love goes towards the work and practice taught to us by Maria Montessori. In fact, starting from July the 25th, Montessori's birth house - located in Piazza Mazzini 10, Chiaravalle – was the set of many Asian visitors, such as experts, school principals and school owners.

It started on Monday with a group of 14 school principals coming from all over China (Beijing, Nanjing, Hong Kong and more) whom, after visiting the Arca di Noè agrinido of Fermo in the morning (one of many innovative projects activated by the FCM, together with Marche Region), had the chance to the place that gave birth to the famous pedagogist, not without shedding a few tears.

Even Chiaravalle's Mayor Mr. Damiano Costantini came to guide the Chinese group explaining the history of the town, from the monks who founded it, through the women tobacco cigar makers until the recent archaeological discoveries of Piazza Garibaldi.

Tuesday July the 26th was the turn of a representative of Tianjin University and their dean, Professor Wu Xiao Chen. She really appreciated the work of preservation and innovation made by the FCM during the years adding that she would be interested in creating a research path between Italy and China on the Montessori work.

The last stop of this Asian week will be on Thursday July the 28th when the Rector of Hanoi University will visit the birth house, adding himself to the already stacked pack of important guests of the last few days.

Montessori's birth house is open to the public every morning (Mon-Sat) from 9:00 to 12:30 am, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm (except august).

Closed for vacation August the 14th to August the 21st.

Info and bookings: 0719727343-344 or info@fondazionechiaravallemontessori.com