Dolce Vita



“It means so much to our residents to hear the Italian language. It means ‘I’m home’. It means they are in a place where people care about their needs.” Lia Galligani, Volunteer, Drummoyne Village

The Italians say that someone who acquires their language ‘possesses’ it. For anyone born in Italy or born of Italian parents, the Italian language is a passionate expression of identity.

To speak Italian is to hear with different ears and see with different eyes. Life is a little louder, richer and more warmly affectionate.

At every Scalabrini Village, the Italian language is spoken, heard and understood. Our Religious Sisters, our volunteers and our Italian speaking staff are there to ensure that our residents feel they are valued and cared for.