Danilo and Luca
Their friendship began in the corridors of Turin’s Spinal Unit about 20 years ago,after an accident, a dramatic event that Danilo and Luca chose to live as "a beginning". It’s the start of something new, of a new life, it can be considered as a new adventure.
The goal of the journey is to show people that living with a disability is possible: Viaggio Italia is a travel project to find out the limits and the desire to overcome or recognize them; but at the same time it’s important to know the pleasure of traveling around the world, with new meetings and emotions.
Danilo Ragona is a designer (president of the company www.abletoenjoy.com), Luca Paiardi is an architect and a musician (he plays in the Stearica), their Viaggio Italia is a story of courage, freedom and autonomy; it’s a romantic anthem about their love for life. Sometimes when you face a challenge, you just never give up. Danilo and Luca always leave from Italy to travel around the world and their history is also a mission, where this term takes at least three meanings:
THREE TIMES VENTURE
We will play Tennis and fly with the hang-glider, always together and with other disabled people. We will travel using sailboats, downhill boats, canoes. So, sport as a challenge, as a self-knowledge and as a relationship.
THE NEW FUTURE
Viaggio Italia is also a trip into the Spinal Units where people begin to understand how to continue their life. In these places we will spread a simple message, made of examples and testimonies that life in autonomy is possible.
It will also be a journey with the best companies, their ideas of innovation and their ability to create a new accessibility thanks to the functionality and design of their products.