This monumental door, named Porta dell'Accoglienza, was created by artist Mimmo Paladino in 2015 and it stands at the entrance of the Refettorio Ambrosiano, welcoming guests as they come in. This door is so much more than just the main access to the Refettorio, it's a commitment by the community to always welcome those who walk through it and a promise that nobody will ever feel left out or unwelcome. The same door is placed in Lampedusa to welcome migrants as they arrive in Italy from North Africa.


  • Title: Porta dell'Accoglienza
  • Creator: Mimmo Paladino
  • Location: Refettorio Ambrosiano
  • Photo Credits: Caritas Ambrosiana

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