Guided Visit of Greater Damanhur

Explore the Spirit of Innovation and Creation of our Nucleo Communities

With over 20 nucleo communities each with its own project, the only way to understand Damanhur is to experience its different aspects first hand. The terrain and bucolic scenery around the vast and diverse territories of Damanhur is worth seeing in person. In this visit, you will be taken to one of our two biggest territories, Tentyris or Prima Stalla, based on availability and weather.

The Tentyris region, in particular, is not only a beautiful and peaceful mountainous area, but was also once sacred to ancient Celtic settlements. About a 30-minute car ride from the Welcome Office area, Tentyris was the first expansion of Damanhur into a new region when the original community population began to grow, calling forth new frontiers.

This sense of sacredness and the pioneering spirit of creation and innovation are still present in Tentyris, which includes two nucleo communities:

  • Magilla's primary intention is to explore renewable, sustainable and alternative energy, with experimentation in photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind technologies.
  • Dendera is one of the most international nucleos. Its mission is to serve as a point of connection with ecovillages and other community projects of the world, as well as a window into life at Damanhur. It regularly welcomes media, filmmakers and journalists.

On the tour of Tentyris, you can observe experiments in natural and ecological building techniques, a series of water retention lakes, organic gardens, greenhouses, compost and compost toilet systems, art integrated into the buildings and environment, and sacred ritual spaces, including altars to honor the elements of air, fire, earth and water.

Prima Stalla, a nucleo community located in Cuceglio, about 10 km from the central zone of Damanhur, is in charge of food self-sufficiency for the entire Damanhur Federation of Communities.

On this land, you will see large greenhouses that provide vegetables year round, many fields where grains are grown for human consumption and hay, a huge stable of cows for meat, a grape arbor for wine production, and beehives for honey. Tour the grounds then visit the family-run farm-to-table restaurant (open only weekends), which offers a special menu with products grown on the farm. Learn about the latest experimentation and research in biodynamic farming, nutritional agriculture and intuitive farming and uniquely Damanhurian methods that involve the use of Selfica and inter-species communication.

Pre-requisites

A tour of Damjl, the central area of Damanhur, is required for this visit. Some visits and areas of Damanhur are not suitable for children under 14 years of age; before making your purchase, click here to view the minimum age requirements.

Notes for attendees

Since this visit is partially outdoors, wear suitable clothing, footwear and sunglasses, and bring an umbrella, if needed. If this visit is not available in your language and you have a group of four or more people, you can request translation into English, Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian, German, Japanese or Croatian. Contact the Welcome Office before your purchase for more information.