The Race to Preserve Italy's “Places of the Heart” is On

Sep 22, 2022 196

As Italy’s general election looms, the public is asked to go to the polls for another national campaign: I Luoghi del Cuore (or "Places of the Heart"). The initiative is conducted by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), a private, non-profit organization that serves as the National Trust of Italy. 

Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, every other year — from May to December — Places of the Heart invites people to choose their most cherished Italian places from a curated list of important and often crumbling heritage sites, some of which are on the brink of extinction. 

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