Christmas 2023

The religious sense describes man
as a structure of desire.
So either man is wrong
or there is an answer.
This answer we have encountered.

Open your eyes,
it is here!

Happy Christmas

Science and humanity together in infant palliative care

The Piccinini Foundation contributes a scholarship for further education at Columbia University

Enzo Piccinini Foundation

The Foundation (born in December 2002) was created to give continuity to the ideal, educational, scientific and religious principles that animated Dr Enzo Piccinini‘s life.

The Foundation’s activities mainly focus on three areas:

Servant of God Enzo Piccinini

The Archbishop of Modena-Nonantola has granted the request made to him by the Enzo Piccinini Foundation to start the cause for canonisation of Dr Enzo Piccinini.

The necessary steps have been taken and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has granted the nulla osta. The start of the diocesan enquiry into the life, virtues and reputation for holiness is imminent.


Enzo Piccinini‘s cause for beatification is the beginning of an exciting and beautiful journey, but also a long and demanding one. several stages must be covered, requiring work and resources

I did everything to be happy

Who was Enzo? Why did he leave his mark on so many people’s lives? Why do videos of him on youtube, 20 years later, still have tens of thousands of shares and are translated into many languages?

“I Did Everything to Be Happy” (BUR Rizzoli) is a journey between Europe and the USA in search of testimonies about Enzo and answers to these questions.

But it is also an opportunity to address broader and highly topical questions in an era marked by the pandemic. What does it mean to be a doctor? How to stand in front of the sick with a human stance that does not limit itself to treating the disease, but has the person and his or her affections at heart? How to come to terms with pain and death, in hospital and outside?

Last News


We have gathered this evening because today binds us, strengthens our memory, brings us together, out of gratitude for having somehow known, intercepted, Enzo in our lives

Enzo was a conquered man and became a conqueror. Whoever is assimilated, in one way or another, to the story of Christ, always becomes, albeit in different forms, a creator of people

It is boundless gratitude to Christ who gave him to us, who begat him to put before all of us what life can be when one, like him, realises what we read on his tomb: «In the simplicity of my heart I have gladly offered you everything».


Enzo Piccinini Foundation ETS

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Via Fermo Corni, 114
41126 Modena

Operative headquarters
Via Enzo Piccinini, 20
(corner F.lli Rosselli)
41125 Modena

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