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Hidden world: Italy's secret attractions open their doors - CNN.com

Hidden world: Italy's secret attractions open their doors - CNN.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italy is crammed with locked away secret treasures.

As rich in history and charm as the country's more famous attractions, these places are normally off-limits to the public because they're in private hands or are too precious.

But on March 21-22 there's the chance to visit hundreds of these hidden gems as part of an annual "Spring Days" open weekend organized by Italian heritage group Fondo Ambiente Italiano.

Entrance is free and there are guided tours by experts, students and volunteers.

Here's a roundup of the most quirky, spooky and stunning places.

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FAI - Protecting, restoring, opening to the public and bringing back to life

FAI - Protecting, restoring, opening to the public and bringing back to life | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Protecting, restoring, opening to the public and bringing back to life a plethora of Italy's wonderful jewels of art and nature is a complex and never-ending task. From castles, monasteries and gardens to sites of natural beauty, villas, heritage houses and other little gems that make Italy all the more precious, all of our sites require care and attention day in, day out, in order to guarantee their effective long-term conservation.

On the one hand, we deal with major projects of conservative restoration, upgrading of services and maintenance of hi-tech security systems; on the other, we are also involved in numerous small- and large-scale maintenance operations on works of art and spaces – ongoing actions that allow us to monitor continuously their state of conservation and to schedule the restoration operations to be carried out on them.

This immense workload would be impossible to cope with, were it not for the concrete support provided by the great many people who believe in us and who share our values.

If you, too, decide to give us your support, another piece of Italy's exceptionally valuable artistic legacy and natural heritage could be saved.

And if you subscribe to FAI you can enter for free!


http://eng.fondoambiente.it/ 

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