Italia Nostra (“Our Italy”) is an Italian not for profit campaigning organisation, dedicated to the protection and promo- tion of the country’s historical, artistic and environmental heritage. The organisation was founded in 1955 by a small group of people drawn from the Roman intelligentsia with the specific aim of opposing the projected demolition of part of the city’s historic centre. The promotion of an approach to urban planning which preserves sites of historic architecture have remained a focus of the movement; however its interests have expanded over time to include the preservation of all aspects of Italy’s cultural and environmental heritage, and more than 200 branches have been established across the country.
Castiglione del Lago is an etruschian town, a peninsula with a beatifull medieval and renaissance heritage. Our section is located in Umbria, close to Trasimeno Lake in the district of Perugia.