Italy Above 600 Meters
These are the places that belong to the country’s inland mountain areas, which represent the backbone of Italy and where a bond of identity with the territory and its traditions is very strongly rooted. These areas have become the outskirts of Italy, due to a lack of services, depopulation, and the consequent aging of the population: extremely diverse places, such as villages, natural areas, castles and fortresses, abbeys, convents, monasteries, hermitages, and trails.
Our partnership with FAI began with the Mulino di Baresi, a heritage site in Roncobello in the Upper Brembana Valley. The second most voted place in 2003, this 17th-century rural building was acquired in 2005 by the foundation thanks to our donation, and was subsequently salvaged, restored, and given back to the local community.
Historical Places of Healthcare
These are architectural heritage sites, such as Roman baths, ancient medieval or Renaissance hospitals, nursing homes, historical 18th-century pharmacies, former psychiatric hospitals, in short, places deeply rooted in our past. Places that, due to the current health emergency, have become, at times, strongholds where each and every one of us is protected.