Discover the beauty of FAI properties
#ItalyIMissYou: Take a virtual tour of the Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Camogli (Genoa)
Only 5 km from Portofino and 40 km from Genoa, the San Fruttuoso abbey is a corner of paradise you can reach only by ferry from Camogli and Rapallo or on foot. This one-time Benedictine monastery (Xth century), from the 13th century the abbey’s fate became intertwined with that of the Doria family, who renovated its design, adding the loggia and transferring here the family burial ground.
#ItalyIMissYou: Take a peek into one of FAI’s most beautiful Villas: Villa Fogazzaro Roi, Oria (Como)
Overlooking the Italian shore of Lake Lugano, the villa houses books and memories of the writer Antonio Fogazzaro, who wrote and set here his renowned masterpiece, “Piccolo Mondo Antico”. A secluded, intimate, 19th-century upper-middle-class residence. The exquisite and still-intact furniture, paintings and objets d’art evoke the atmosphere of the novel.
#ItalyIMissYou: Learn more about Casa Noha in Matera
Immersed in the famous Sassi, one of the ancient dwellings has become a place in which to learn all about a 1000-year-old history – that of the city of Matera, written in the porous, crumbly tufa.