FAI Spring Days reveal Italy’s hidden gems


Enel’s energy is opening the doors to the beauty of Italy. Our company is flanking the Italian Environmental Fund FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), for the first time through Enel Energia, the Enel Group company operating in the free market, which is the main sponsor of the FAI Spring Days on 24 and 25 March 2018.

Thanks to FAI, over a thousand hidden corners of Italy will be opening up to the public the last weekend in March. It’s a great opportunity to discover hidden treasures and revel in the beauty of the nation’s unexplored monuments, residences and vistas. For our company, this opening up to culture goes hand in hand with our Open Power strategic vision and the whole subject of access to energy.

Inspired by this, we made the decision to support FAI’s Spring Days, contributing both energy and passion to help enhance Italy’s cultural heritage. Accessing venues of excellence normally closed to the public is a great opportunity because often we are either unaware – or underestimate the value – of the country’s beauty. Now these places are accessible to all, just like our energy. Making energy universally accessible is, of course, one of the cornerstones of Enel’s work. Every day we are at the front line, striving to open up innovative solutions and technological services to more and more people.

Access to energy is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the UN Agenda 2030 in which we are directly involved. Being sustainable also means helping to involve as many people as possible in protecting our artistic and cultural heritage while respecting the environment and enhancing local areas. This has spurred us to back partnerships with leading national and international institutions with the aim of creating innovative projects that offer citizens an open, future-focused vision of energy.  

FAI’s list of the thousand-plus hidden national treasures that can be visited was presented in Rome on Tuesday, 13 March at the Palazzo della Marina, one of the venues which will be open to the public on 24 and 25 March. Many fine examples of Italy’s artistic and natural heritage were introduced by the president of FAI, Andrea Carandini, the Vice-President Marco Magnifico, and the Undersecretary for Cultural Heritage Borletti Buitoni, as well as representatives of the companies sponsoring the initiative, including Enel’s Head of Italy Market Lanzetta.

The names of all the venues open to the public on March 24 and 25 are available on the Giornate FAI di Primavera (FAI Spring Days) website.