FAI Spring Days 2024

Giornate FAI Primavera 2024
Giornate FAI Primavera 2024
Chiesa di San Martino
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Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2024 sees the renewal of the appointment with the FAI Spring Days, the much-loved and now eagerly-awaited street event that FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano ETS has been dedicating to Italy's cultural heritage and landscape for the past twelve years. During the weekend, animated and enthusiastically promoted by the FAI Youth Groups, together with all the volunteers of the Trust's Territorial Network, special visits will be offered to hundreds of extraordinary places throughout Italy, selected because they are usually inaccessible or because they are curious, original or little-known.

A weekend with a single protagonist: Italy's heritage of history, art and nature. A wealth of the country that continues to amaze, special places scattered in every corner of the Peninsula that reveal an extraordinary richness even where you least expect it. Not only monuments of recognised value, therefore, but also unpublished sites and unknown landscapes, whose importance in terms of culture, history and traditions, sometimes hidden or unconventional, tells the identity of the most beautiful country in the world. Villas, churches, historical palaces, castles, museums and archaeological areas will be visited, as well as examples of industrial archaeology, art collections, libraries, civil and military buildings, workplaces and craft workshops. There will also be itineraries in the villages and visits to naturalistic areas, urban parks, botanical gardens and historic gardens, in the wake of the Foundation's commitment to spreading a wider 'culture of nature'.

In our city, the appointment is with "Kinzica, Ubaldesca and Bona, three women in San Martino"


Saturday 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5.30 p.m.). Visiting shifts are every 30 minutes with groups of 25 visitors

Sunday 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5.30 p.m.). Visits are every 30 minutes with groups of 25 visitors. 

The route starts from the Church of San Martino in Piazza San Martino 1. Visits will be organised by the apprentice ciceroni ISS "Galilei Pacinotti" of Pisa, coordinated by Prof. Luca Cipriani. 


A walk through the neighbourhood of Kinzica (approx. 300 metres) in the city centre will provide an opportunity to learn more about the history of the city through the lives of three women who were famous in different ways and linked to important monuments such as the churches of St Martin and Holy Sepulchre. The meeting point will be Piazza San Martino, where the apprentice ciceroni will narrate a brief history of the district and the church, but above all the life of Bona, who is buried here, and will point out other places in the city that preserve her memory. The tour will continue to No. 21 Via San Martino, where the legend of Kinzica will be narrated and the transformation from tower houses to palaces will be highlighted. The last stop is the history of the Church of San Sepolcro and how it relates to the history of Ubaldesca.