Dhamma Atala Vipassana Centre (the name means "firm or steady in Dhamma"), is located in Lutirano near Marradi, in the province of Florence, although physically closer to Faenza. It is about 400m above sea level in the Apennines of Tuscany-Emilia. It is 35 km from Faenza and 75 km from Florence, and can be reached from the A14 and A1 highways. The centre’s environment is very beautiful, quiet and nestled amongst nature, creating an ambiance perfect for meditation. The meditation hall is housed in a wooden building, used exclusively for this purpose.