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    Visiting a FAI property is taking a little trip that will forever remain in your heart.

    Ancient residences, castles, villas, historic parklands, gardens and landscapes – over the past 30+ years, FAI has salvaged and given back to the community a plethora of fine examples of Italy's art, countryside and natural heritage.

    Visiting Italy with FAI is all about discovering some of the marvels that make our country unlike any other – places of rare beauty, often hidden and little-known, saved from dereliction, oblivion and the ravages of time and human intervention. Visit with us these wonderful sites, they are the perfect destination for those who love high-quality tourism. Come and learn about the areas that surround them and discover the cultural and gastronomic delights they afford.

    Since 1975, FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano, The National Trust for Italy, restores and takes care of special places in Italy so that present and future generations from all over the world may enjoy a priceless legacy. For more information, click here.

    Our places open to public

    Piemonte

    Castello della Manta
    Stories and miracles of the Fountain of Youth in the Marquisate of Saluzzo
    Castello e Parco di Masino
    A thousand-year-old royal palace that overlooks the Canavese area

    Lombardia

    Villa e Collezione Panza
    Situated atop the Biumo Hill overlooking the city of Varese, an 18th century mansion is home to a 20th century American art collection
    Villa Della Porta Bozzolo, Casalzuigno (VA)
    Villa Della Porta Bozzolo
    A pleasure villa just a stone’s throw from Lake Maggiore
    Monastero di Torba, Gornate Olona (VA)
    Monastero di Torba
    A slice of the Middle Ages in the silent woodlands of Varese
    Villa Necchi Campiglio, Milano.
    Villa Necchi Campiglio
    An icon of ’30s deco in the heart of Milan
    Palazzina Appiani, Milano
    Palazzina Appiani
    The stage that Napoleon wanted for himself in the Arena of Sempione Park
    Villa Fogazzaro Roi, Valsolda (CO)
    Villa Fogazzaro Roi
    A “Little World of the Past” facing out over the Italian shore of Lake Lugano
    Villa del Balbianello
    A treasure chest of memories of exploits and adventures on the western shore of Lake Como
    Mulino "Maurizio Gervasoni"
    A late 17th-century mill in the unique landscape of the Val Brembana valley
    Palazzo Moroni
    A seventeenth-century building with a rich art collection and a charming garden.
    Castel Grumello, Sondrio
    Castel Grumello
    Two twin castles featuring a balcony with a unique view over the Valtellina valley
    Casa MAcchi
    Casa Macchi
    A charming private residence adjacent in a peaceful village a few kilometers south of Varese.

    Trentino Alto Adige

    Castello di Avio, Trento
    Castello di Avio
    A fortress at the gateway to the Trentino region

    Veneto

    Villa dei Vescovi, Luvigliano di Torreglia (PD)
    Villa dei Vescovi
    The Renaissance on the Euganean Hills
    Negozio Olivetti, Venezia
    Negozio Olivetti
    A 20th-century icon in St Mark's Square
    Casa Bortoli a Venezia
    Casa Bortoli
    A typical Venetian house on Canal Grande with an unparalleled view of the Basilica della Salute
    Brion Memorial
    An absolute masterpiece of modernism, Venetian art and oriental philosophies inspired by the theme of true love.

    Liguria

    Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
    A corner of paradise round the coast from Portofino
    Casa Carbone
    A silent little world on the Riviera del Levante
    Antica barberia Giacalone
    An art deco barber’s shop nestling in the alleyways of the oldest part of Genoa
    Podere Case Lovara
    A clifftop farm, set in the Cinque Terre Park
    Villa Rezzola
    A magnificent villa overlooking the Gulf of Poets.
    Casa e Collezione Laura
    Casa Laura
    A house where furniture and artistic objects are exhibited with impeccable taste.

    Toscana

    Teatrino di Vetriano
    The historic public theatre that holds the record as the world’s smallest
    Torre e Casa Campatelli
    A thousand years of history encapsulated in a family’s tower-house

    Marche

    Orto sul Colle dell'Infinito
    The garden on the hill that inspired Giacomo Leopardi's poetry.

    Umbria

    Bosco di San Francesco, Assisi (PG)
    Bosco di San Francesco
    The other half of Assisi

    Lazio

    Parco Villa Gregoriana
    Roman temples and roaring waterfalls set amid extraordinary scenery

    Campania

    Baia di Ieranto
    The home of the Sirens across from the sea stacks of Capri

    Puglia and Basilicata

    Casa Noha
    In a time-worn dwelling, we tell you the story of Matera
    Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate
    The Salento area has an ancient heart

    Calabria

    I Giganti della Sila
    I Giganti della Sila
    Amid the ancient trees in the Sila National Park

    Sicilia

    Giardino della Kolymbethra
    An earthly paradise in the heart of the Valley of the Temples
    Giardino Pantesco
    The surprising microclimate generated by a lava-stone enclosure on the island of Pantelleria

    Sardegna

    Saline Conti Vecchi
    A journey in search of white gold, at the gateway to Cagliari
    Batteria Militare Talmone
    Batteria Militare Talmone
    A coastal shelter facing the Maddalena archipelago.

    Other places we preserve

    Villa Flecchia
    Artistic landscapes above the morainic amphitheatre of the Serra d’Ivrea
    Torre di Velate
    A medieval tower on the hillsides of Varese
    Antica edicola dei giornali
    A little jewel in the heart of Mantua, brought back from the brink
    Alpe Pedroria e Alpe Madrera
    Amid the verdant mountain pastures of the Valtellina valley
    Promontorio e Torre di Punta Pagana
    A cliff-edge Saracen tower in Rapallo

    For more information, contact us!

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    Marina Pizzorni - Tourism Manager
    m.pizzorni@fondoambiente.it
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