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Let's celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy this beautiful photograph at FAI - Castello della Manta!
12/17/2019

Let's celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy this beautiful photograph at FAI - Castello della Manta!

Domani pomeriggio per #aspettailnataleconilfai le voci dei Vocaleight risuoneranno nella Sala delle Grottesche! Visite ore 14,15,16
©Andrea Romeo

"Then Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels became an international sensation, selling over 11 million copies, inspiring an accla...
12/12/2019
‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant

"Then Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels became an international sensation, selling over 11 million copies, inspiring an acclaimed HBO series and cementing her reputation as the most successful Italian novelist in years. Her ascent, and the rediscovery of some of the last century’s great Italian female writers, has encouraged a new wave of women and shaken the country’s literary establishment. Women writers here are winning prestigious prizes, getting translated and selling copies."

Amazing! https://nyti.ms/36d6BgU

“My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment.

"Pietrasanta counts 55 marble workshops and bronze foundries in its mere 16 square miles, sandwiched between the mountai...
12/04/2019
In Italy, Art Becomes Reality

"Pietrasanta counts 55 marble workshops and bronze foundries in its mere 16 square miles, sandwiched between the mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea in Tuscany. Over the years it has drawn celebrated international artists — including Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Igor Mitoraj, Joan Mirò, Fernando Botero and Niki de Saint Phalle — to work and, in some cases, to live here."

Read more at https://nyti.ms/35ZJF4F

For centuries the craftspeople of Pietrasanta have translated artists’ ideas into marble and bronze.

Enjoy this beautiful view of FAI - Castello della Manta covered with a sprinkling of snow!
11/25/2019

Enjoy this beautiful view of FAI - Castello della Manta covered with a sprinkling of snow!

La prima spruzzata di neve e tutto diventa più magico! Buona giornata!

11/14/2019
Venice flooding is the worst in 50 years, and the mayor blames climate change

"Residents in the picturesque Italian city of Venice are used to the canals inching higher every year around this time. But this year has brought the worst flooding in half a century, and the second-worst since record-keeping began."

This news is shocking. Read more at https://cbsn.ws/2qQQRRC

Residents in the iconic city on a lagoon are used to water, but the mayor has called this year's high tides "apocalyptic," and says climate change is to blame

Enjoy this breathtaking view from FAI - Villa Fogazzaro Roi, enchanting FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano property!
11/12/2019

Enjoy this breathtaking view from FAI - Villa Fogazzaro Roi, enchanting FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano property!

Assapora le atmosfere di questo #piccolomondoantico 🖌✨🍂#villafogazzaroroi #valsolda #ceresiolake #seguilabellezza #etistupirai

"The Archaeological Park of Pompeii — as distinct from the adjacent modern Italian city of Pompei — is set to receive a ...
11/05/2019
Can a Restored Pompeii Be Saved From ‘Clambering’ Tourists?

"The Archaeological Park of Pompeii — as distinct from the adjacent modern Italian city of Pompei — is set to receive a record-breaking number of visitors this year, guards are in short supply, and everyday maintenance of the 163-acre archaeological site remains staggeringly expensive. Some observers worry that Pompeii could slide back into disrepair."

Read more about this important issue here: https://nyti.ms/364XQX0

Not long ago, the ancient Roman site was neglected and crumbling. A multiyear restoration is winding down, but challenges — high costs and troublesome visitor behavior — remain.

Great news! "The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered by many as the world's most important private collection of a...
10/31/2019
Rome to reveal hidden Torlonia Collection of Roman treasures

Great news! "The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered by many as the world's most important private collection of ancient marble sculptures, will at long last go on public display in Rome next year." Read more below!

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-to-reveal-hidden-torlonia-collection-of-roman-treasures.html

The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered the world's most important private collection of ancient marble sculptures, will at long last go on public display in Rome next year.

10/29/2019
FAI - Parco Villa Gregoriana

Enjoy this beautiful footage of FAI - Parco Villa Gregoriana! Thanks for sharing, FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano!

A wonderful photograph depicting FAI - Villa Della Porta Bozzolo!
10/25/2019

A wonderful photograph depicting FAI - Villa Della Porta Bozzolo!

#thebestofcommunity| Iniziamo la settimana con questa bella foto, che ne dite? 😍

La foto è di @beatrice_esploratrice. Seguiteci anche su 👉https://www.instagram.com/villadellaportabozzolo/

Check out this fascinating article by Kim Severson on The New York Times! It illustrates the extraordinary journey of Vi...
10/22/2019
Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube

Check out this fascinating article by Kim Severson on The New York Times! It illustrates the extraordinary journey of Vicky Bennison, the creator of the famous Pasta Grannies Youtube Channel!

"The videos, which feature styles of pasta and sauce that often don’t extend past village borders, are a soothing eddy of Old World expertise and heartfelt respect in the wild waters of digital food media." (Read more at https://nyti.ms/35BNJIX)

A filmmaker is trying to preserve the art of handmade pasta by turning Italy’s Pasta Grannies into video stars.

Enjoy these amazing photographs by FAI - Villa Panza!
10/17/2019

Enjoy these amazing photographs by FAI - Villa Panza!

Vieni a conoscere la bellezza con le #giornatefai 😍

https://bit.ly/2AUPens

10/15/2019
FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Have you ever wondered how extra virgin olive oil is produced locally in Italy? If yes, enjoy this beautiful footage of local farmers using traditional techniques for the olive harvest. The location is Baia di Ieranto (NA), a wonderful bay in the Amalfi Coast. Thanks for sharing, FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano!

🌳Dall’albero al frantoio: ecco come avviene la raccolta delle olive secondo metodi tradizionali e naturali nella Baia di Ieranto (NA).

👨‍🌾 Pettinatura: con gli abbacchiatori, strumenti elettrici a batteria, gli alberi di ulivo vengono “pettinati” per far staccare le olive.
🌿 Defoliazione: con semplice getto d’aria si separano le olive dalle foglie.
🏍 Trasporto: una volta sistemate le olive nelle cassette, si trasportano al molo della baia con la motocarriola.
🛥 Traversata: caricate in barca e con una traversata in mare di 15 minuti si arriva a Marina del Cantone.
🔘 Frantoio: una volta scaricate si portano al Frantoio Oleario Gargliulo a Schiazzano. La macchina molitrice è un impianto a lavorazione partitaria continua Pieralisi.

⌚️In meno di 12 ore le olive passano dall’albero alla molitura e si trasformano nel nostro buonissimo olio extra vergine!

➡️ Guarda il video!

Thanks to FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the restoration works in Monterano, Italy, started a few days ago! This project...
10/10/2019

Thanks to FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the restoration works in Monterano, Italy, started a few days ago! This project will preserve the ancient village, rich with historical significance and unquestionable beauty. Surrounded by a spectacular nature reserve, this archeological site is one of the most visited areas of the Tolfa Mountains in the Lazio region. Congratulations!

È stato inaugurato ieri il cantiere di restauro a Monterano (RM), antico borgo arroccato su un'altura di tufo che nel 2016, grazie all’impegno dell’Associazione Culturale Nobile Contrada Carraiola, ha raccolto 5.327 voti all’ottava edizione de “I Luoghi del Cuore”, il censimento dei luoghi italiani da non dimenticare. Un sito ricco di storia e tradizione, oggi disabitato ma che con le sue suggestive architetture è tra i luoghi più visitati dell'omonima Riserva Naturale Regionale e dell’intera area geografica dei Monti della Tolfa. Per il suo fascino, Monterano è stato spesso utilizzato come set cinematografico per produzioni firmate da importanti registi tra i quali Orson Welles, Pier Paolo Pasolini e Ridley Scott.
Il restauro riguarderà tre edifici: Porta Gradella, la Casa della Comunità e la Chiesa di San Rocco, con l’obiettivo di assicurarne la stabilità e garantire una migliore fruizione del sito. L’intervento verrà realizzato grazie al contributo stanziato da FAI e Intesa Sanpaolo nell’ambito de “I Luoghi del Cuore” e alla collaborazione con il comune di Canale Monterano.

If you can read Italian, we highly recommend the newly published book by Alberto Saibene, titled "Il paese più bello del...
10/08/2019
FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

If you can read Italian, we highly recommend the newly published book by Alberto Saibene, titled "Il paese più bello del mondo" ("The most beautiful country in the world"). This is a unique opportunity to read about FAI and its outstanding accomplishments since 1975. Read more below!

Da oggi in tutte le librerie potete trovare "Il Paese più bello del mondo" di Alberto Saibene (UTET libri​), che racconta per la prima volta la nostra storia: il FAI e la sfida per un’Italia migliore iniziata nel 1975.
➡️ Scopri di più:
https://www.fondoambiente.it/news/il-paese-piu-bello-del-mondo-la-storia-del-fai-dall8-ottobre-in-libreria

Check out the new exhibition titled "From the Impressionists to Picasso" at Palazzo Sarcinelli, opening on October 11th!...
10/03/2019

Check out the new exhibition titled "From the Impressionists to Picasso" at Palazzo Sarcinelli, opening on October 11th! This exhibit will feature outstanding works by Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, and other famous international artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition is on view until February 2nd, 2020. Read more below!

#esperienzeFAI Dall'11 ottobre, visitando la mostra "Dagli Impressionisti a Picasso" a Palazzo Sarcinelli (Conegliano, TV) potrai ammirare numerose opere provenienti dalla Johannesburg Art Gallery. Capolavori firmati da Turner, Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Warhol e da tanti altri esponenti degli ultimi due secoli di storia dell'arte. Per gli iscritti FAI il biglietto costa 10 € invece che 12 €.
➡️ https://www.fondoambiente.it/luoghi/palazzo-sarcinelli-conegliano-80194?fxm=dagli-impressionisti-a-picasso-capolavori-della-johannesburg-art-gallery

10/01/2019
FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Thanks to FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano's restoration works, The Garden on the Hill of "The Infinite" in Recanati, Italy, is now open to the public! This enchanting garden has been an inspiration for Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, who wrote one of the most famous and significant poems in the entire Italian literature, "The Infinite". Enjoy the Garden's amazing views (link below)!

Oggi, il FAI con il Comune di Recanati e il Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani inaugura l’FAI - Orto sul Colle dell'Infinito, situato sull'altura che dal 1837 è intitolata a una delle più grandi poesie della nostra letteratura, L’Infinito di Giacomo Leopardi.
Grazie agli interventi di restauro e rifunzionalizzazione, vengono nuovamente aperti al pubblico il Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani e l’orto-giardino in cima al famoso “ermo colle” citato nella poesia.
Luoghi restituiti alla loro storica natura grazie a un progetto donato al FAI dall’architetto Paolo Pejrone.

Have you ever wondered if your family-owned works of art possess any historic and economic value? Certainly, this is the...
09/24/2019
The Local Italy

Have you ever wondered if your family-owned works of art possess any historic and economic value? Certainly, this is the case of the French woman, who discovered to own an early Renaissance masterpiece by the Florentine master Cimabue, in her kitchen! Read more on The Local Italy!

The elderly owner had the 13th-century painting hanging over her stove.

If you have not seen it yet, we highly recommend to check out La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy, before it ends in...
09/23/2019

If you have not seen it yet, we highly recommend to check out La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy, before it ends in late November! This is a special opportunity to see the magnificent work of international contemporary artists within the unique historic setting of the Arsenal and the Biennale's Gardens. Amazing!

Discover #MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes, curated by Ralph Rugoff, in #Venice until November 24th with 79 participants, 89 National Participations, 21 Collateral Events and 2 Special Projects.

Buy your ticket for the #BiennaleArte2019 → bit.ly/Tickets_BiennaleArte2019

Have you ever wondered where to find authentic Italian restaurants in NYC? If yes, check out this article by Amelia Nier...
09/19/2019
Guarding the Sanctity of Italian Food, One Meal at a Time

Have you ever wondered where to find authentic Italian restaurants in NYC? If yes, check out this article by Amelia Nierenberg on The New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2V0UO1a

"The SoHo chapter of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina (the Italian Academy of Cuisine) gathers each month to review a restaurant and uphold its ideal of that nation’s cuisine." This summer, the Academy reviewed Osteria 57, a pescatarian restaurant in Greenwich Village. Did it pass the Accademia's test of "authenticity"?

The SoHo chapter of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina gathers each month to review a restaurant and uphold its ideal of that nation’s cuisine. (No veal parm, please!)

FAI - Casa Noha is a unique historical dwelling, located in Matera - Delegazione FAI Matera. This property is surrounded...
09/18/2019

FAI - Casa Noha is a unique historical dwelling, located in Matera - Delegazione FAI Matera. This property is surrounded by the famous "Sassi", the local building stones that characterize the city of Matera. Thus, it comes with no surprise that even Hollywood stars and international celebrities come to visit this breathtaking dwelling!

Guarda chi si aggira vicino a FAI - Casa Noha...
In questi giorni a #Matera sono in corso le riprese per il nuovo film di 007, ecco qui James Bond Daniel Craig 😎

Check out the recently opened exhibition "Beyond Blindness", featuring amazing drawings by Carlo Levi, at NYU Casa Itali...
09/12/2019
Beyond Blindness

Check out the recently opened exhibition "Beyond Blindness", featuring amazing drawings by Carlo Levi, at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in NYC! Read more at http://www.iitaly.org/node/55413

On view for the first time in the United States, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, the drawings Carlo Levi realized during the artist’s retinal detachment. This is the story of a farmer from the gulf of Milazzo, who emigrated to Switzerland and decided to buy the works and keep them safe inside a ...

Aperitivo is "the habit of a drink with friends in the early evening". Beppe Severgnini in his article on The New York T...
09/11/2019
Opinion | Alla Salute! Italy’s Aperitivo Is Back

Aperitivo is "the habit of a drink with friends in the early evening". Beppe Severgnini in his article on The New York Times describes the history of this super popular Italian aperitif. Enjoy, or rather, alla salute! Read more at https://nyti.ms/2MhUpFR

A new generation has rediscovered the social charms of imbibing an aperitif before dinner, turning Italy this summer into one vast bar.

Check out this interesting article from Sebastian Modak, "the 52 Places Traveler", on The New York Times! Learn more abo...
09/09/2019
Drifting Through Puglia, Italy’s Heel

Check out this interesting article from Sebastian Modak, "the 52 Places Traveler", on The New York Times! Learn more about the wonderful Puglia, its enchanting views and its wonderful food! Link here: https://nyti.ms/30Dcr9b FAI Puglia FAI Giovani - Puglia

Arriving exhausted, the 52 Places Traveler found Puglia the perfect place to go with the flow.

"Sean Scully. Long Light", a solo exhibition by the Irish-born American-based artist Sean Scully, is on view at FAI - Vi...
09/06/2019

"Sean Scully. Long Light", a solo exhibition by the Irish-born American-based artist Sean Scully, is on view at FAI - Villa Panza until January 6th, 2020. Among the exhibition's artwork, "Looking Outward" is an exquisite site-specific artwork conceived in relationship with the greenhouse at FAI - Villa Panza. Scully plays with shadow-and-light effects by using colorful and multifaceted glasses.
Check out the link below to learn more about the exhibit and the artwork! www.scullyforvillapanza.it

Looking Outward è un'opera site-specific, pensata cioè, dall'artista contemporaneo Sean Scully, per un luogo specifico: la serra di FAI - Villa Panza. Giocando con preziosissime landline di vetro, la trasforma in un raffinato caleidoscopio di luci e cromie.
Scopri tutte le opere esposte e visita la mostra "Sean Scully. Long Light". www.scullyforvillapanza.it

We're so thrilled to hear about the record breaking number of visitors at this year's "FAI Spring Days". 770,000 people ...
03/25/2019

We're so thrilled to hear about the record breaking number of visitors at this year's "FAI Spring Days". 770,000 people is an incredible accomplishment!

Si è conclusa la ventisettesima edizione delle Giornate FAI di Primavera con un record di visitatori: 770.000! 😊
Come ogni anno, le nostre Delegazioni sul territorio, i Gruppi FAI, i Gruppi FAI giovani i volontari, i mediatori artistico culturale di "FAI Ponte tra culture" e gli Apprendisti Ciceroni sono stati il motore principale e il cuore di queste due giornate: grazie per il vostro impegno e la vostra passione!
Grazie a tutti coloro che hanno reso possibile l'organizzazione delle Giornate FAI di Primavera: le aziende Partner e Sponsor, Ferrarelle Banca Generali Enel Energia Rekeep DHL Express Italy; GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, la Commissione europea – Rappresentanza in Italia, il Dipartimento Protezione Civile.
Grazie alle Istituzioni che hanno concesso il loro patrocinio, il Mibac, le Regioni e le Province Autonome, oltre alle Province, Comuni, Soprintendenze, Università, Enti Religiosi, FIAB – Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta, le Istituzioni Pubbliche e Private, i privati cittadini e tutte le aziende che hanno voluto appoggiare la Fondazione.
Grazie a Responsabilità Sociale Rai e alla media partnership di TG1, Rai News 24, RAI TGR e Radio1.
E soprattutto grazie a tutti voi che avete partecipato, in migliaia, a questo weekend di festa. 😁
Continuate a seguirci e a sostenerci!
#giornatefai

https://www.thelocal.it/20190220/florences-secret-vasari-corridor-to-open-to-the-public-in-2021Great news out of Florenc...
03/20/2019
Florence's 'secret' Vasari corridor to open to the public in 2021

https://www.thelocal.it/20190220/florences-secret-vasari-corridor-to-open-to-the-public-in-2021

Great news out of Florence!

"Gallery Director Schmidt told a press conference that, after 18 months of planning, a call will soon be published for tenders to oversee renovation works which are expected to take another year and a half to complete, with reopening planned for 2021."

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence announced plans on Monday to reopen the Vasari Corridor after it was closed in 2016 for safety reasons.

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