Preserving Italian Heritage

Italy has never been so close

Welcome to Friends of FAI

Friends of FAI is a 501c3 charity that works in the United States to foster awareness and appreciation of Italy’s cultural heritage through special events and lectures and supports restoration projects for places of outstanding beauty and significance. It also organizes visits to Italy that give privileged and exclusive access to homes, people and collections.

Friends of FAI supports the work of the Italian charity FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) which takes care of special properties.

Click here to discover the beauty and uniqueness of the places FAI takes care of.

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Giardino della Kolymbethra

An earthly paradise in the heart of the Valley of the Temples

Kolymbethra Garden is a rare archaeological and agricultural jewel; an extraordinary place that encapsulates the colours, flavours and aromas of Sicily and – through its archaeological finds and its hypogea, excavated 2500 years ago – tells the story of ancient Akragas, the city now called Agrigento.

Latest news


The Savoia Picture Gallery: 100 faces to save at Castello di Masino

The restoration of the Savoia Picture Gallery: an exciting project of conservation and research. At Castello di Masino (Caravino, TO) FAI inaugurated the Salone dei Savoia last April 29th following the discovery and restoration of a cycle…