Marco Magnifico: What’s driving all this?

The exclusive greeting from the new FAI President Marco Magnifico: “Great challenges await us, but I thank you who have always supported us even from afar, demonstrating your love for…

FAI Spring Days turn thirty years old!

On Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th,  FAI Spring Days will be back in over 700 inaccessible or little-known locations in 400 cities. It will be a celebration, but not only that:…

FAI properties reopen: nice to see you again!

After the winter break, castles, villas, mansions, abbeys, natural areas, and numerous other properties reopened on 25 February, ready to welcome visitors for another year together.   Since 25 February, FAI properties have reopened their doors after…
Professor Andrea Carandini (left) with Marco Magnifico, President of FAI from 15 December 2021 | ph. FAI

New FAI President: Marco Magnifico appointed following Andrea Carandini’s decision to step down

The Board of Directors of FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) at its meeting held today and following the decision of President Andrea Carandini to resign,…

Casa Bortoli. On the health of Venice: a new vision is needed

On 21 November, the Feast of Madonna della Salute, FAI inaugurated the cultural activities of Casa Bortoli with the first in a series of meetings focusing on Venice and its lagoon:…

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso: restoration of the church façade

Work on the restoration of the façade of the church of the Abbazia di San Fruttuoso in Camogli (GE) was completed a few months ago: a delicate intervention that restores balance to…

20 years ago: the rebirth of Giardino della Kolymbethra

On 9 November 2001 the Giardino della Kolymbethra was inaugurated. This is a property in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, which in 1999 was given in concession by the Sicilian Region to…

Castello di Masino: the vineyards, the wine press, the cellars and Nebbiolo

Since 2018, FAI has been recovering the ancient vineyards surrounding Castello di Masino in Piedmont: it will soon start producing Nebbiolo and Erbaluce, among the most important native vines of the area.   As well as being the…

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