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3 February 2021

In 2020, FAI properties were only open for five months but the conservation work never stopped.

Continue reading Behind the scenes: while FAI properties were closed [..]

3 February 2021

More than half a million euros have been raised in Italy and abroad thanks to the special year-end appeal FAI Needs you!

Continue reading 2020 A year together, thanks to all our donors [..]

10 December 2020

As for all of us, these times have been challenging on many different levels for FAI UK. Here is some important news from our Chairman and Board of Trustees.

Continue reading From the Board of Trustees [..]

7 December 2020

FAI looks after and protects that which makes Italy the most beautiful country in the world.

By supporting FAI’s mission, you can make a difference to the future of Italy’s cultural heritage, art, landscape and culture. Your contribution can make this possible.

Continue reading FAI Needs you [..]

7 December 2020

Lockdown gave us new opportunities to be close to our members through the technology we have all become better-acquainted with. Since the beginning of October we have been broadcasting a series of webinars called Grand Tour of FAI Properties from the comfort of your sofa that have been very successful with many loyal attendees and enthusiastic participation.

Continue reading Virtual tours of FAI Properties [..]

7 December 2020

Following the success of the last Spring Campaign, a new weekly series of online material is being released under the title #ItaliaMiPiaci (#ItalyILoveYou) to keep our audience informed and entertained with stories from FAI’s properties, researchers, architects and property managers. Continue reading #ItaliaMiPiaci and news from FAI Properties [..]

1 October 2020

Dear Friends,

Our happy times together, both in Italy and in London, seem so very long ago. These have been strange times.

We at FAI UK are eager that we should all be in touch again. So many of us have missed, over the past months, the opportunity to enjoy much that Italy has to offer; the art and architecture that mean a great deal to us.
Continue reading Grand Tour of FAI properties from the comfort of your sofa [..]

20 July 2020

Some time ago, in Sardinia where Giulia Maria had a superb chunk of the coast which she kept wild, a famous and very rich American lady, high heels and an expensive bag, came to see her.

Giulia Maria had just been working in the fields, preparing for the vendemmia. As usual she was wearing a T shirt and flat shoes; the American lady asked her “Do you know where I can find Countess Crespi?”

Continue reading Some time ago: a memory of Giulia Maria Crespi by Gaia Servadio [..]

29 June 2020

As part of our online activities during the pandemic, we have been organising a series of Zoom meetings in collaboration with FAI since the beginning of June.  These meetings gave us the chance to spend quality time together and, above all, to have an insight view on FAI’s work and areas of expertise, explained by those in charge of them.

Continue reading FAI UK: Let’s stay connected… our series of Zoom meetings [..]

29 June 2020

Italy has finally reopened after many months of lockdown. Since the end of May, also FAI has been reopening its Properties.

We all couldn’t wait to spend some days in touch with nature, walking in a forest or in a blooming garden, and to enjoy the discovery of a location full of art and culture spot. We have been looking forward to fulfilling the desire to rediscover our beautiful artistic and natural heritage.

Continue reading FAI reopens its properties with safety paramount [..]