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The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the Mille Miglia S.r.l. created a joint project in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. with the goal of helping children who were affected by the earthquake in the region of Emilia Romagna.

In May 2012, an earthquake hit the region of Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy. Especially the inhabitants of the provinces of Modena and Ferrara were affected by the worst earthquake to the region in 500 years that claimed the lives of thousands of people, among them numerous children.


The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the Mille Miglia S.r.l. reacted by creating a joint project with the goal of helping children who are still suffering from the undesirable consequences of the earthquake.

La Lucciola in Stuffione di Ravarino is an Integrated Therapy Center for children aged 3 to 18 years that was severely damaged by the earthquake and thus became uninhabitable. The facility is a rehabilitation center for children with physical, mental and multiple disabilities such as cerebral palsy, neurological disorders, down syndrome and other genetic syndromes, mental retardation and learning disabilities. The integrated therapy focuses on therapeutic and rehabilitation techniques that are adopted in the context of functional tasks and meaningful to the child. Cooking, animal care, help in the vegetable garden and the production of traditional balsamic vinegar provide fundamental learning experiences and are integrated in the therapeutic approach. Music, art and theater are also essential in "La Lucciola". For the children, the Therapy Center is a warm second home that contributes to a positive personal development.

With the support of the joint effort between the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and the Mille Miglia S.r.l. a therapy room will be built and equipped in the center. Thanks to the generous donations by participants of the Mille Miglia S.r.l. the project can be established.

Sixt and the Mille Miglia have been cooperating for a few years now and Sixt is additionally represented with its own classic car fleet at the legendary vintage car rally. The 1,600 kilometer race goes from Brescia to Rome and back - and therefore through the earthquake area of 2012.

Mrs. Sixt took the opportunity to present the joint project and to appeal for its support.