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Friends of FAI works to promote Italian culture in the U.S. and to support the preservation of historic buildings and properties in Italy.

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The magnificent Valle dei Templi in Agrigento. This fascinating archeological site is a UNESCO world heritage site and Italian national monument. There’s also a @fondoambiente property tucked within the Valle dei Templi, the beautiful Giardino della Kolymbetra.
This time last year we spent a crisp fall day exploring Rome. 🍁
We’re very excited to announce that the 2019 Balbianello Spring Tour will take place in Genoa and Portofino! Can’t wait to explore this fabulous part of Italy together.
Another stunning photo of Villa del Balbianello, one of @fondoambiente’s most stunning properties. The Villa became a FAI property in 1988, and Friends of FAI raised over $600,000 towards its restoration from 2007-2017.
Finally had the opportunity to go up to Cold Spring to visit  Magazzino Italian Art! What a fantastic initiative and incredible space.
Some of the Young Friends of FAI at Gracie Mansion last night for the 2018 Italian Heritage Reception. It was a lovely evening celebrating the special connection between Italy and New York City 🇮🇹🏙
The Young Friends of FAI had a great time yesterday evening at the Italian Cultural Institute, exploring their newest exhibition “Young Italians”. Special thanks to our passionate and knowledgeable tour guide, Francesco, and to the @iicnewyork for their warmth and hospitality!
A beautiful shot of Palermo, Italy. We had a chance to visit this marvelous city earlier in the year for the 2018 @fondoambiente annual conference.
A beautiful church in Lecce, Italy. We had the chance to explore Lecce during our 2016 Spring Tour of Puglia and we were delighted to find a charming city with gems of cultural heritage practically on every corner. Can’t wait to go back!
Meet the Summer/Fall Friends of FAI interns! Chiara and Elisa have joined us in NYC from @unibocconi in Milan. We’re so happy to have them with us: each intern has brought something unique to our organization. #cicdgotakepics
Lago di Braies, Trentino Alto Adige
Inside @villadellaportabozzolo you’ll find a beautiful and authentic 1700’s kitchen! Without the convenience of modern electricity and cookery, the 18th century cooks at Villa della Porta Bozzolo would have had to spend hours and hours preparing even the simplest of meals. And remember, it wasn’t until Victorian times that even the most rudimentary refrigerators were invented, so fresh had to be prepared or preserved quickly! 🍅🥖🍐🥘