But in order to truly appreciate the potential of the hotel and its facilities, one needs to take a look behind the scenes to gain an insight into the background of some of these people. You probably won’t realise whilst you are on vacation, but more than ten of the people who help to run “l’Oasi d’Oriente” are people who have experienced mental health and addiction issues and who have been given the opportunity to work in the hotel as the part of a rehabilitation and recovery process. So some of these people work in the hotel’s garden which provides the ingredients of the dishes served in the restaurant which are made up of fresh and truly local products, or they help to manage the riding school or the beach facilities.

As well as providing social tourism, “Oasi d’Oriente” also accords priority to accessibility and its facilities have been designed to accommodate the needs of holidaymakers who have mobility issues. Fratello Sole began its “Oasi d’Oriente” experience in 2014, and has already achieved incredible results, helping the workers to improve their quality of life and their recovery process, as well as undertaking efforts to reduce their drug based therapy by half and to ease their discomfort.