A DATE WITH NATURE
During the first weekend of spring, more than one thousand spectacular venues in Italy, generally not open to the public, will open their doors to visitors. A two-day celebratory event which, over the past 25 years, has seen the participation of more than ten million people, enabling them to visit unique, often hidden locations, accompanied by expert tour guides, all volunteers of FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the Italian National Trust). A national event whose aim is to arouse public awareness about the beauties of art, culture and Italian history. Among the extraordinary openings in Milan, several of the most notable include
Villa Necchi Campiglio ( see photos). Highlights featured during the FAI Spring
Days include a visit to Palazzina del Peso, a 1920s Liberty-style building located at San Siro's Hippodrome, and the Vetrate
Artistiche Grassi, a historic artisanal workshop that boasts collaborations with starred architects and artists including Ettore Sottsass, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Oscar Niemeyer.