Fresco Network

The Fresco Parkinson’s Network encompasses a group of centers, some privately owned, some government controlled, who receive annual support funds from the Paolo and Marlene Fresco Foundation. It currently comprises six specialized centers, has established itself as a unique model for Parkinson’s care, research, education, and advocacy. While rooted in Italy, the Fresco network has developed pioneering programs and a specific culture of care that renders it unique in the world.


The overall mission of the Fresco Parkinson’s Network is defined by the implementation and promotion of a compassionate model of care while pursuing innovation and research to improve quality of life.  While each of the six sites of the Fresco network has its own specific characteristics, they are all defined by a care model that emphasize physical and psychological wellbeing, with a special attention on compassionate and personalized care, acknowledgment of caregivers, and a multi-modal rehabilitation model, while providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care.  At each of the sites of the Fresco Network, people with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, and their spouses, caregivers and families, are acknowledged as individuals with a life challenging disease.


Within the Fresco Network, in addition to a shared care mission, each individual site has unique characteristics, with sites that champion rehabilitation, others that excel in basic and translational research or clinical research, and some that offer professional education and community programs.

Villa Margherita Parkinson Center

Arcugnano, Vicenza


Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

“Moriggia-Pelascini” Hospital

Gravedona ed Uniti, Como


Rehabilitation Department for Parkinson’s Disease and Severe Acquired Brain Injury

S. Maria della Misericordia

University Hospital



Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

Section of Neurology

IRCCS Ca’ Granda Policlinic Hospital



Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

IRCCS Policlinic Hospital San Martino



Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

S. Chiara University Hospital



Regional Referral Center for Parkinson’s Disease

International centers

University Hospital Würzburg

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center – Department of Neurology