The story of Villa Galgani was born from a trip to the Holy Land, Israel, back in 2000.
I was 23 years old, alone and, with a Bible, I set off in search of the Word.
On that trip, I met Giuseppe Bicocchi, a former member of parliament from Lucca and a regional lawyer in Tuscany, who was a faithful and great devotee of the Santissima Gemma Galgani.
Regrettably, he passed away on February 18, 2008. Before he left, he planted a seed in me of faith and worship for the Saint.
In our brief but decisive acquaintance, it touched a key in me, so incisive, that it brought the Villa Galgani Project to life, a small structure in honor of the Saint which is also my residence.
The names of the rooms are associated with moments of Jesus' life.