Preserving Italian heritage with FAI and its Corporate Golden Donor program

Castello di Avio_Foto Martina Vanzo, 2017_© FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano

FAI (Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano), the National Trust for Italy, founded in 1975, is a national non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding and promoting Italy's historical, artistic, and environmental heritage. With support from private citizens, businesses, and institutions, FAI undertakes restoration projects, educational activities, and awareness initiatives to protect the treasures of our country for present and future generations.

Since its inception, FAI has saved and still manages 72 properties throughout Italy, welcoming over 12.5 million visitors. With more than 300,000 members and active donors, over 600 supporting companies, and €143.6 million invested in restoration, FAI demonstrates its significant impact in preserving our common heritage.

The contribution of corporates to the conservation of Italian heritage

Companies can support FAI participating in the Corporate Golden Donor program. They significantly contribute to the protection and enhancement of Italy's historic monuments and unique natural sites.

Being a Corporate Golden Donor means making a valuable choice and gaining exclusive benefits, such as privileged access to special events organized by the Foundation, reserved guided tours, and meetings with industry experts.

Villa del Balbianello_Foto arenaimmagini.it, 2012_© FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano

Exclusive venues for valuable events

Imagine hosting an exclusive event in the picturesque properties managed by FAI: villas, castles, monumental gardens, and historic residences become ideal settings for private tours, meetings, gala dinners, press conferences, and product launches. Companies can also participate in volunteer days and team-building activities, directly contributing to the care and maintenance of adopted locations.

Discover some of the wonderful locations for your next event:

●     Castello della Manta, a medieval fortress in Piedmont transformed into a noble palace, houses an extraordinary cycle of late Gothic frescoes in its baronial hall. Located on the hills of Cuneo, it is perfect for meetings, cocktail receptions, and gala dinners, with opportunities for volunteering in the garden.

SPACE: Main room (70 mq) ● Church (109 mq) ● Courtyard (open air 330 mq) ● collonade (open air 50 mq) - CAPACITY: Up to 80 people

●     Villa Necchi Campiglio, designed by Piero Portaluppi in the early 1930s, is renowned for its blend of Art Déco and Rationalism, symbolizing Milanese bourgeois architecture. Its versatile spaces, including the "basement" rooms and glass pavilion, are ideal for various events. The garden is perfect for elegant cocktails, concerts, and photo shoots.

SPACE: Basement (200 mq) multifunctional rooms - CAPACITY: Approximately 100 people ● Glass pavilion (380 mq)
CAPACITY: Up to 300 people ● Dining room and smoking room (43 mq) - CAPACITY: Up to 30 people ● Garden (2000 mq)

●     Lake Como's romantic Villa del Balbianello, an 18th-century residence frequented by literati and travelers, preserves the memories of its last owner, entrepreneur Guido Monzino. Often featured in films, it offers elegant interiors for exclusive events and a picturesque park for photo shoots. Outdoor volunteer activities are available in the historic gardens.

SPACE: Segre Loggia and Segre Terrace
CAPACITY: Up to 80 people

Castello della Manta_Grottesche_Foto Roberto Morelli_© FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano

●     Villa dei Vescovi, harmoniously set in the Colli Euganei landscape, is a perfect blend of Renaissance elegance and Roman classicism. Donated to the FAI in 2005, it emphasizes the moral value of nature. Its interior salons suit gala dinners, conferences, and meetings, while outdoor spaces are ideal for receptions. Conference facilities accommodate business events.

SPACE: Piano Nobile (245 mq) ● Main room (115 mq) ● Conference room (150 mq) ● ground floor (150 mq) ● terraces (950 mq) ● collonade (110 mq) ● courtyard (1.740 mq) ● Loggia (120 mq)
CAPACITY: Up to 100 people indoors (PIANO Nobile and terraces). Up to 75 people in the conference room. Up to 500 people outdoors.

●     Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, over a millennia-old Benedictine monastery, located between the Ligurian Sea and woods of Monte di Portofino. Set in a secluded bay, it is only accessible by ferry or by foot. A charming venue for organizing gala dinners, garden receptions, and conferences.

SPACE: Main rooms and cloisters (200 mq) ● garden (50 mq)
CAPACITY: From 20 to 150 guests

●     Giardino della Kolymbethra, in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, in Sicily, is a unique archaeological and agricultural site restored by FAI. It offers sensory experiences combining antiquity and biodiversity, with millennia-old olive trees, citrus fruits, and archaeological treasures. Ideal for open-air parties, picnics, and photo shoots, the garden also provides opportunities for outdoor volunteer activities.

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso Foto Marco Ligabue e Matteo Girola © FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano

Our cultural heritage is a vital resource for individual well-being, social cohesion, and economic development of the country: preserving it is a responsibility towards future generations. As Italyscape, a tour operator, we are proud to actively contribute to the FAI mission by becoming a Corporate Golden Donor.