La Trottola is a "B" type Cooperative regularly affiliated to the Regional bulletin-board of the cooperatives. The aim of its work is the creation and decoration of ceramic objects. In line with the Laws 381/91, 68/99 and of the Dpr 1151/2013, our mission is to help disadvantaged young-people (people with physical disabilities or social uneasiness) providing "the job". In fact, we are fully convinced that a job is the key tool to promote education, facilitate social integration and the approach to a "normal" life for people who are living under difficult conditions. La Trottola was created in 1995 and started its activities in 1997 in its artisan laboratory where 3 employed girls work, together with 2 tutors, 4 young members and many volunteers.
We would like to offer tourists visiting Verona the opportunity to visit and stay for a while in our ceramic laboratory. where we create handmade objects. We would also like them to meet people who work in La Trottola cooperative, understanding the basic concepts of creating, decorating and realizing unique handmade objects, result of solidarity and love.
The value of a ceramic object, purchased to remember the visit of Verona, is increased if the tourist has chance to see how it is created and decorated with passion and love by people who work together in the collaborative and humanly rich work environment of our cooperative. But first of all La Trottola is a cooperative for the working integtration of vulnerable groups (e.g. young, unoccupied women, people with physical disabilities and social uneasiness). The time each member and employee spend working together into the cooperative to create artistic objects is a very important educational experience which increases self-consideration, respect for others, collaboration and social integration rules and therefore enables the achievement of our cooperative aim.
We have many visitors especially during holiday periods (e.g. Summer, Christmas and Easter time) ; however many people also come to our laboratory/shop to project and realise personal objects for Special Events (e.g., Wedding, Celebrations, New activity starts, etc); this activity allows the working insertion and success of vulnerable members of the cooperative.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture
La Trottola could promote Cooproute culture by adding a direct link to the Cooproute logo, a website in its website and a facebook page in order to spread the cooperative culture in Europe. La Trottola facebook page could display images, photos, videos, etc of the Cooproute tourists visits, their experience and satisfaction comments.
We would like to grant tourists visiting Verona the opportunity to visit and stay for a while in our ceramic laboratory, where we create handmade objects. We would also like them to meet people who work in La Trottola cooperative, understanding the basic concepts of creating, decorating and realizing unique handmade objects, result of solidarity and love
April-May 1 visit/2 months for 4-5 turists; rest of the year 1 visit/month for 4-5 turists. Visit time: max 2 hour in the laboratory for each group.
Car (good road connection)
Facilities for Disabled people
ramps for wheelchairs
reserved parking spaces