The psychiatrist Franco Basaglia revolutionised the approach to mental illness in the 70s . He refused to internalise his patients, and made it possible for them to live in ordinary houses. One of the first of these houses was called ‘Rosa Luxembourg’. ‘The ladies of Rosa Luxembourg House’ document the life in this house, and captures the move of the women who lived there in a new house in the city centre of Trieste. Moving from the old house, next to the former mental asylum, to the new house, in one of the major streets of Trieste, represent a big step towards the integration of people with mental illness in the wider public community.