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 the winter break.
Come and discover our castles:
In Piedmont, the thousand-year-old Castello di Masino, home to one of Piedmont’s most illustrious families and surrounded by a large monumental park; the Castello della Manta, which houses one of the most stunning examples of late Gothic secular painting inspired by the themes of chivalric novels. Discover Castello di Avio, a stronghold at the entrance to Trentino, with towers and crenellated walls protecting a lush garden and pictorial cycles dedicated to love and war.
Visit our residences:
Villa Necchi Campiglio, a 1930s design residence in the heart of Milan; Villa Della Porta Bozzolo, a “villa di delizia” a stone’s throw from Lake Maggiore surrounded by a formal Italian garden; Villa and Collezione Panza in Varese, which in its 18th-century spaces houses one of the most important collections of contemporary American art; the 17th-century Palazzo Moroni with its hanging gardens and vast orchard in the heart of Bergamo’s “upper town”; the discovery of the Renaissance at Villa dei Vescovi in the Euganean Hills; in the charming village of San Gimignano in Tuscany, a thousand years of history are told at Torre and Casa Campatelli to end up in another house, immersed in the stones: Casa Noha, an ancient residence in which Matera is the indisputable protagonist.
Take a walk in our natural areas:
The Bosco di San Francesco in Assisi is an intact piece of Umbrian landscape, a place of harmony and silence at the foot of the grandiose Basilica of the patron saint of Italy; Parco Villa Gregoriana offers a unique setting between Roman temples and the roar of the Tivoli waterfalls just a few kilometres from Rome; and a short walk from the birthplace of Giacomo Leopardi in Recanati in the Marche region, the Orto sul Colle dell’Infinito is the place of nature, silence and contemplation that inspired the poet to compose his famous lyric l’Infinito; the walk to the Baia di Ieranto is one of the most evocative near Naples from which you can admire the Faraglioni of Capri; the Giardino della Kolymbethra is a true paradise on earth in the heart of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento in Sicily, and the Saline Conti Vecchi will take you to the outskirts of Cagliari in Sardinia on a journey to discover “white gold” and pink flamingos.
Don’t miss our abbeys:
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, a corner of paradise by the sea in Portofino, Liguria, and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate in Lecce, Puglia, with its dual soul: Byzantine place of worship and historic farm.
Plan your visit to the Negozio Olivetti in St Mark’s Square in Venice, a masterpiece by architect Carlo Scarpa, and the Palazzina Appiani in Milan’s largest city park: the tribune of honour for Napoleon and his family on public occasions.
For our members, admission is free all year round.
We look forward to seeing you!