This year the GEO Mondadori campaign is supporting the collection of funds for FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the Italian Environmental Fund) – for the project “La Terra di Francesco” which aims to recover and open to the public the wood of Saint Francis of Assisi..
Also, from 15 June to 15 August, it will be possible to buy all the Mondadori guides (Guide Mondadori, Top 10, Scoprire l’Italia, Repertory and City Book) with a 25% discount.
Mondadori, the market leader in travel publishing with a catalogue of 200 titles, has always been engaged in environmental protection. The guides themselves are printed on FSC paper, which means that the paper is responsibly sourced.
With their support for “La Terra di Francesco” the Mondadori guides also confirm an attention for the growing sensitivity of the public about environmental tourism.
The FAI project for Assisi aims to redevelop and recover vegetation in the area to protect the biodiversity of the woodland, as well as restoring the buildings within the area. This zone of 60 hectares of hilly woodland, made up mainly of oak, maple and hornbeam trees as well as olive groves and cultivated fields, could be opened to the public by November 2001. This is the landscape that served as a backdrop to the paintings of Giotto and where we can today also find the land art work Il Terzo Paradiso donated by Michelangelo Pistoletto. It is land that represents the highest model of the communion between man and nature, in line with the teachings and principles of St Francis.