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FAI, for Italian heritage. Forever, for everyone.

Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the special places we take care of; live a special experience in our castles, monasteries and gardens; breathe the scent of the sea from our secret bays; admire the incredible artworks we keep in our mansions; enjoy a quality spare time with us, taking Italy back with you, deeply in your heart.

We are a non-profit foundation and our main goal is to protect Italian places promoting their knowledge, care and conservation. We take care of 64 special places in Italy and 31 of them are open to public and can be visited individually or in groups. Our properties are all places to experience, ideal starting points to discover and enjoy the traditions and beauties of Italy.

We offer a wide range of experiences that combine food, wine and art, thematic visit with botanical and art experts or archeologists as well as laboratories for children and family activities.

Since 1975, FAI - Fondo 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.

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 Delle 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
Castel Grumello, Sondrio
Castel Grumello
Two twin castles featuring a balcony with a unique view over the Valtellina valley

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

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

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

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

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
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
Batteria Militare Talmone
A coastal shelter facing the Maddalena archipelago
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