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Who we are

The letters

Who we are The letters
Specchio dei tempi letters

Specchio dei tempi, a column created by the editor Giulio De Benedetti, was inserted for the first time in the Turin news page of the newspaper La Stampa on December 17, 1955, where it continues to be published. It is the part of the newspaper strictly reserved for readers who can write opinions, tell personal experiences, report injustices and malfunctions of society or public and private systems.

But it is also the heart of the readers, who on learning about episodes of suffering from the pages of the newspaper or from the letters themselves, decide to offer practical help to those who find themselves in difficulty.

Over the years, the column has generated an extraordinary chain of solidarity among readers, from which the Specchio dei tempi foundation was born: a non-profit organization that now has 65 active projects in Turin, Italy and worldwide. Specchio dei tempi assists lonely elderly people, needy families, the sick, homeless, children and populations victims of disasters.

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Who edits the column

The letters are selected daily by Angelo Conti, journalist of the La Stampa-Specchio dei tempi Foundation.
The best are published every day in the Turin edition of the newspaper and online at

How to write a letter to Specchio dei tempi

They can be sent by email to or sent to the La Stampa newsroom, in via Lugaro 15 in Turin (postcode 10126).
Or you can use the form below.

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Your help is essential
Since 1955, we have been giving hope to those who suffer with immediate and concrete projects in Turin, in Italy and in the world: when there is an emergency, we are always there.
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