A small red-brick building carrying a big neon sign: "bagni". This is the last public baths in a city where everybody can take a shower in their own home. It is a microcosm of people's stories, told during one of the most intimate moments of their day. It is a meeting place for people from very different social environments but who share the same needs. It is a place of conflict, where poverty, shame and racism often are expressed in violence and anger. But it is also a place of integration where sharing and altruism are values that make the hope for a new start possible.