Handicap Awareness Group

Gsh is a social cooperative that since 1990 has been operating in the Valleys of Non and Sole in the service of disabled people. Born from a Christian volunteering experience, the cooperative has over time been structured in a plurality of professional services to people with psychophysical and sensory disabilities. Gsh’s social base is made up of about 30 volunteer members, users and workers. It employs more than fifty employees, a dozen self-employed people and several volunteers. The cooperative follows more than 120 disabled people, mostly residents of the two Trentino valleys. Thanks to this dimension, Gsh is able to manage a comprehensive package of social welfare and educational services, to promote and coordinate various intervention and animation programs in the territory, as well as to be a significant player in the premises social policies for disabled people.

GSHThe “Roen” Laboratory in Revò, is a GSH Centre and consists of a day time service, open 5 days a week, which aims mainly to acquire the prerequisites of work, practical-manual skills and attitudes, behaviors, motivations and responsibility for the working environment is structured in a way that can be structured in a way that can be compared to a working day. One of the objectives of the Laboratory is to enter an evolutionary, dynamic and recursive path that, networked with other educational and labour policy actions, allows the inclusion of the disabled person in the production system. Always looking for a strong connection with the local production and economic system from which to receive orders and to which to provide workforce, certainly disabled but able to fill some work roles, the Laboratory takes charge of the people not on the basis of disadvantage labels (physical disability, psychiatric distress), but by a careful examination of the characteristics, abilities and potential of the person and the context in which it is inserted. An attention, alongside the prevailing work-focused activity, to the person as a whole. Employment activities in the laboratory allow people to feel part of a production system, to experience the role of worker, to learn new ways of relationship, to experience autonomy.

In the Revò Workshop, artifacts of artistic crafts (ceramics, bombers, holdings) are produced, which are sold at our stands and the store “The Chest of the Alderman’s Palace” in Cles. Anyone interested in viewing our catalogues can do so by going to the website or by contacting Revò’s Roen Laboratory by calling 0463/424634.

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The Geo-Archeo Park,near the village of the same name in the municipality of Fivizzano (MS), on the Lunigiana side of the Apuane Alps Regional Park, is a complex that allows you to visit a heritage of great natural interest, geology, paleontological and archaeological, composed of the Caves and annexed Museum, from the Prehistoric tecchia with Archaeological Exhibition Outdoor geo-naturalistic routes.

The Caves

grotte di equi 2The Caves of Equi are a fascinating and extensive system hypocarico hypocgeo, shaped over the millennia by the action of water that penetrates the fractures of the rock, has formed cavities, tunnels, salt, stalactites, stalagmites and underground lakes of great suggestion. The route equipped for the visit,begins in the fossil area of the Buca, known since 1700, to enter the beautiful cavity with active concretions of the Caves, discovered in 1985. Inside the caves of Equi flows an underground stream that flows near the entrance, giving rise to the karst resurgence of the Buca to flow into the Fagli stream.

The Exhibition Centre and the Museums of Caves and Work

Today, two museum spaces are organized in the building of the old mill: the Museum of Caves and the Museum of Work of the Lucid Valley. The complex is equipped with two rooms used as an educational laboratory, for practical activities of paleontology and archaeology and audiovisual space. Both museums can be visited with the only entrance ticket to the Caves of Equi or the geo-naturalistic routes.

The Cave Museum is located in an old watermill renovated inside the GeoArcheoPark, where an exhibition-didactic path is organized that also contains the faithful reproduction of the giant cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis).

The Museum of Work in the Valley of Lucido is dedicated to the workers of the Valley and documents with objects and photographs, the transition from the agro-silvo-pastoral economy to the industrial economy with all its historical and cultural consequences, constituting a “bank of memory” to defend and pass on the identity of past work.

Geo-naturalistic routes

Outside the caves, geo-naturalistic paths uncover where you can learn about the protected flora of the Apuane Alps. Among the geological emergencies can be seen the karst springs of the Hole and The Barrila that spring in the arena and the Hole of the Serpents,a muffl of the giants, a particular surface formation created by the erosion of water combined with the mechanical one of the rocks, admirable thanks to a suspension bridge that allows you to see it from above.

The Tecchia and the archaeological exhibition

As part of the Geo-Archeo Park, you can visit the Tecchia di Equi,an archaeological and palaeontological site of international renown, consisting of a vast outdoor forecourt, called riparo and the Cave that enters the side of the mountain for about 30 m.

The Tecchia is best known for the recovery of a large amount of animal bones typical of a temperate-cold climate that is now extinct, in particular cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), but the excavations, conducted since 1911, have also unearthed evidence of human attendance of the Middle Paleolithic (120,000-40,000 years ago), the Copper Age (3,600-2,200 BC), the Bronze Age (2,200-900 BC) and medieval times (XII-XV sec.).

The long life of the Tecchia, finally accessible to the public, is told in the archaeological exhibition that exposes directly in the site the finds, even very recent, of cave bear and human artifacts and illustrates the history of the excavations.grotte di equi

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