Our mission

FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) is a non-profit foundation that operates thanks to the support of individuals, companies and institutions.
Since its founding in 1975, FAI has drawn inspiration from the National Trust for England, Wales & Northern Ireland, and is affiliated with INTO – the International National Trusts Organisation.

FAI, with the contribution of everyone:

  • takes care of special places in Italy for the benefit of present and future generations
  • promotes education, appreciation, awareness and enjoyment of the Nation’s environmental, natural, historic and artistic heritage
  • monitors the protection of Italy’s natural and cultural assets, in the spirit of article 9 of the Italian Constitution (The Italian Republic promotes the development of culture and of scientific and technical research. It protects the landscape and the historical and artistic heritage of the Nation)


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