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2010

World Naturist Day

World Naturist Day. An appeal to the Ministry of Tourism: are you interested in receiving 60 million tourists? On the occasion of World Naturist Day (the first Sunday of June) we appeal to the Ministry of Tourism to get naturism becomes regulated and protected by the law as it has been in other countries of Europe and rest of the world. In Italy the Supreme Court jurisprudence has decided to legalize naturism in places where it is customarily practiced, …....
World Naturist Day

World Naturist Convention 2010

weeks left until the World Naturist Convention 2010 organized by the INF-FNI in Calabria on the island of Capo Rizzuto in the province of Crotone at the Camping Village Club PIZZO GRECO. The idea to hold the Convention in Italy has been considered for a long time, but only in 2005 did FENAIT and PIZZO GRECO find the courage to commit themselves. It was accepted and ratified at the World Convention 2008 in Brazil at TAMBABA. The Brazilian Federation …....
World Naturist Convention 2010

Will 2008 be a special year for our movement?

Will 2008 be a special year for our movement? Will it be a year of unexpected events or a year just like the past few? In 2007 the number of associations and sites grew; 12 associations and 10 sites now belong to FENAIT; in 2008 UNI Campania also joined and a new site may be created. In fact we have been receiving quite a few requests for information on how to open a naturist facility in Italy. In any case it is still early in the year but the year …....
Will 2008 be a special year for our movement?

What is the sense in wandering around naked?

This is probably the major question for a non-naturist. And it s the same question I put to myself about three years ago, when I was asked to try this experience. Convincing me to enter a naturist site was not an easy task: my nature is quite introverted, and I couldn't really see the benefit of stripping off in front of every body. Only after having tried it did I realise that perhaps one of the most common mistakes is the need of finding at all …....
What is the sense in wandering around naked?

What a beautifull day

What a beautiful experience! What a marvelous place, impeccable organization, delicious meals, nice hot weather and an absolutely fun time.This may sound more like a depiction of paradise rather than a simple concise account of the Young European Naturist Gathering at Le Betulle Club in La Cassa (in the Turin Province).Finally we Italians made up a large group of about 16, which is actually small when compared to the groups of other European countries, …....
What a beautifull day

Ways of Naturism

There are naturists who belong to associations, others who frequent outdoor areas (beaches, riverbanks, mountain hiking trails, etc.), and still others who are patrons of profitmaking facilities. The frequenters of outdoor places and patrons of profit-making facilities may be excellent naturists, but they are not very useful to our cause because they remain outside our associations and feel no need to adhere to a naturist statute and hold a membership …....
Ways of Naturism

Waiting for holydays .. On the Sabbione

Can one practice naturism just a bit Jurther than half an hour From Milan? Every Sunday a good-sized group of naturists meets on the beach of the River Po, a Few hundred meters downstream From Della Becca bridge. This custom started a long time ago, inspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Here naturism triumphs in its most essential form, that is the contact of sun on the skin or walking naked on the shore. Nothing else. Forget about …....
Waiting for holydays .. On the Sabbione

Vritomartis Naturist Resort

Following the excellent advise of a friend, we visited the naturist Hotel Vritomartis on the island of Crete in the second half of May. As my friend mentioned, the hotel is owned and run by the Douroudakis family. What he didn’t mention was that this means a member of the family is in every key area of the hotel’s operation. Each ensures that their department performs optimally, from front house through kitchens, restaurant bars house keeping …....
Vritomartis Naturist Resort

Vera Playa

Pam and I have been naturists for many years and as retirement approached we started to consider where we wanted to spend our final years. Although I was born in Rome, I met Pam in 1969 and moved to the UK in 1971. Wejoined the naturist scene there and enjoyed many years as club members in the south of England. We have visited many wonderfui clubs and resorts in Europe and now needed to decide exactly what we wanted for the future. The first decision …....
Vera Playa

Vegetarianism and Naturism

Vegetarianism appeared in the naturist movement right from the start. In the book Breve storia del naturismo nei paesi di lingua tedesca (BrieJ History of Naturism in German-speaking countries), by Daniele Agnoli (Naturism ", November 1996) we read that Karl Wilhelm Die Fenbach, considered the first naturist, was vegetariano so were Heinrich Pudor, Richard Ungewitter, Werner Zimmerman, Eduard Fankhauser-Waldkirch. In the vacation resort Die Neue Zeit …....
Vegetarianism and Naturism

VAMA NATUR Naturism on the Black Sea

Vama Natur is a naturist club born from the idea of founding members to enjoy naturism at liberty in the seaside resort of Vama Veche on the border between Romania and Bulgaria known for over a century by naturists all over the world, especially English, French, Russians, Canadians and Americans as well as, of course, Romanian and Bulgarian. The microvillage consists of several terraced bungalows, pitches for caravans, ready-made and available on-site …....
VAMA NATUR Naturism on the Black Sea

Vacations in Corsica

Still happy about the encounter of young naturists held in Austria in 2002, I was invited by the youth of the German and Austrian FKK to participate in their summer vacations in Corsica in the Bagheeracampsites. Upon arrival I realized I could not have hoped For anything better. I Found a group of young people who were well assorted and well-organized.The group was made up of 26 young people and 2 leaders; our spot was organized into three large tents …....
Vacations in Corsica

Tournoi de Pétanque FNI-ENC 2014 à Ossendrecht

The INF-ENC Pétanque tournament was again a very successful event. Conducted by Paul and Thomas, almost 50 assistants took care of the welfare of athletes, assistants and supporters. Following federations were present: BN (22); DFK (24); FBN (20); FFN (30); NFN (30) and UNSSNU (2). With the group leaders, companions and helpers about 195 people. Guy, with his computer, provided a smoothly running of the tournament. As promised by Paul, the beautiful …....
Tournoi de Pétanque FNI-ENC 2014 à Ossendrecht

The Utrecht Expo VAKANTIEBEURS 2008

At the naturist area set up by the Dutch Federation, NNF, as in past years, Italy had numerous participants. In addition to Gianfranco, the President of the FENAIT, the respective operators of as many as six member sites were present: Sergio of Pizzo Greco, Maria di Parco of Gargano, Rosetta and Eugenio of Costalunga, Carla and Herrie of Ca'Le Scope, Paolo of Terranera, Rosita of Le Betulle. We also received help, as usual, from our friends, Stefano …....
The Utrecht Expo VAKANTIEBEURS 2008

The unacceptance of normality

We feel it is essential to discuss the idea of normality in a world where being -normal- seems to have become a defect and not a merit. It seems our culture is no longer capable of accepting normality. Everyone is supposed to be beautiful, it is almost compulsory, even when nature has not been so generous with us.This refers mostly to girls and women in general (but it is now starting to affect men too) whose model of beauty is that of soubrettes, …....
The unacceptance of normality

The Stupinigi Hunting Lodge

In the Middle Ages this expanse of land was referred to as Suppunicum [1]. It had a small castle - still standing to the east of the Hunting Lodge - that defended the town of Moncalieri. The estate was owned by the Savoia-Acaia family, the younger son’s branch of the dynasty, but it became a possession of Amadeus VIII of Savoy when the last of the Acaia family line died in 1418. Amadeus VIII bequeathed it to a Marquis of the Pallavicino family …....
The Stupinigi Hunting Lodge

The Shrine of Saint Michele

With this issue we want to start a new section devoted to the beautiful things one should see near our naturist grounds. The idea is to give our foreign guests (but perhaps many domestic too) some suggestions about the most interesting places, under an historical, artistic or naturalistic perspective, that they should visit during a hoUday spent with us, redesigning the geographical inmation starting from the closest naturist site. We are 100 kingwards …....
The Shrine of Saint Michele

THE HISTORY OF TURIN

The Middle Ages (Part III) Turin and the Duchy of Savoy In 1418 Ludovico, the last descendant of the Savoy-Acaia line, died without descendants. Consequently Turin and Piedmont fell back under the direct rule of Amadeus VIII, who in 1416 had obtained permission from the Emperor Sigismund to transform his count title into a Duchy.In 1424 the Duke of Savoy founded the Principality of Piedmont and since then the title has been conferred upon the ducal …....
THE HISTORY OF TURIN

The History of Turin

The Middle AgesThe medieval town During the Middle Ages Torino was a small town divided into four districts, each of which took its name from one of the ancient Roman gates: Porta Castello (Decumana), Porta Segusina (Pretoria), Porta Marmorea e Porta Palatina.Like other Italian cities at the time, Torino grew in height, increasing the levels of the structures within the Roman era fortifications. The common peoples housing had stone walls, but the …....
The History of Turin

The History of Turin

PRINCIPISTS AND MADAMISTS In 1630 the death of the duke started a new phase of instability in the leadership of the state. That, along with and a violent plague, put a heavy damper on the development of the city that started to be abandoned due to disease and the devastation of civil war. The plagueThe plague epidemic that broke out in Turin in 1630 was far worse than the one that had hit the city in 1599; during the worst days, according to the …....
The History of Turin

The History of the INF

(numbers 59 and 60 in the previous articles you will find the events from 1951 to 1956)These simple and synthetic notes on the path of growth of the INF FNI help you to understand what has been done each year since 1951 to create the world organization of naturism. While reading these events you will discover what has been the enthusiasm and strength that has unleashed the naturist idea.Naturism was born in Italy in 1964 .A group of friends started …....
The History of the INF

The experiences of male and female naturists

There is a difference in the experience of naturism between men and women.This is because of the difference of nature between the sexes..The experience of the male naturist is a much simpler one then that of the female naturist. A  man does not have the psychological complexity of a woman.The image of a woman is endowed by the nature of the sexual polarity that is called ‘femininity’, which is a mixture of charm, beauty and mystery. This is what …....
The experiences of male and female naturists

The ethics of food and nudism

Science says, "we are what we eat". In other words "we are the results of how and how much we eat". As everyone knows, food is just as important to us as the air we breathe. Indeed it is indispensable to life. However humans must eat without exaggerating to avoid the extremes of bulimia (eating too much) and anorexia (eating too little). Eating must be ethical in its compliance with the principles of nature. Nature tells us to nourish ourselves sufficiently …....
The ethics of food and nudism

The Basilica of Superga

Holidays in Italy - The Basilica of Superga The Basilica of Superga stands on the Superga Hill to the east of Turin. The church was built at the behest of King Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy in gratitude to the Virgin Mary after defeat over the French during the siege of Turin in 1706. The project was designed by the architect from Messina, Filippo Juvarra, and dates back to 1711. The chapel on the on the hilltop can be reached by road or by the tramway …....
The Basilica of Superga

The 45th and 40th anniversary of UNI and Club Le Betulle

The adventure, the passion for naturism began in the 1950s for those who would later become the founders of the UNI. Tom was telling me that to reach the LULU LE CORSAIRE ferryboat for Ile du Levant early he used to leave his hometown BRA in the middle of the night with his friend GIULIO PIANA. Piana later became the owner of the BORINGHIERI beer parlor in piazza Adriano and when he closed to retire he donated all the historical furnishings to the …....
The 45th and 40th anniversary of UNI and Club Le Betulle

Taboo - Nudity

Some time ago we saw a TV documentary titled "Taboo - Nudity." Apart from some gibberish and inconsistencies in the program, and things that have nothing to do with nudity, we must say we were impressed by some aspects of the kind of nudism practiced in the United States. Americans, as everyone knows, are very pragmatic and consequently end up oversimplifying issues. They do it for everything, and they do with naturism. They simply refer to naturism …....
Taboo - Nudity

Symbols, embellishments, mystifications

After receiving issue no. 52 of InfoNaturista, where I found the excellent article by Pino Fiorella, as always an attentive investigator and formulator of penetrating concepts. I discovered I had been called on a brief note regarding a habit now in vogue, even in highly civilized countries, that exhumes questionable practices that were more esoteric in earlier days. I am referring to tattoos and piercings. In confirming my objective position, I found …....
Symbols, embellishments, mystifications

Spring meeting FENAIT

Andalo Trentino 15-17 April The idea to find us in Andalo hotel ADLER and Pools AcquaIN Center was born because in 21 to 23 October, in the two facilities will European naturist swimmers to participate in the GALA SWIMMING INF 2016. The purpose of the Meeting of Spring was to assess whether the Italian naturist swimmers would participate in the initiative and if, with enthusiasm, they planned their participation at the event in October. What happened …....
Spring meeting FENAIT

Seeking etruscan roots

Ca' Le Scope The entire naturist community knows this land of 50.000 square meters situated amidst the splendid and uncontaminated greenery of the natural park of Monte Sole, not far from Bologna. It is characterized by typical Apennine vegetation, amidst woods of oak, chestnut, poplar, broom, "scopiccio" (Calluna Vulgaris) and "scopa" (Erica Arborea),jrom which the holding takes its name. And if the fame of Vania and Luigi:S hospitality, and wonderful …....
Seeking etruscan roots

Rosenfelder Strand 2014

Rosenfelder Strand 2014 The “active” may come back Naturism - family leisure activity «Mee(h)r erleben » is a living image of naturism. What is «Mee(h)r erleben» in 2014? These are many varied programs, the joy of naturism and especially the community and the many meetings that have characterized «Mee(h)r erleben» as a family gathering on the Rosenfelde beach at the Grube village in «Schleswig-Holstein». Under the umbrella of the International …....
Rosenfelder Strand 2014

Pantelleria says yes to naturism Report

Published by ANSA on September 17. The mayor of Pantelleria, Salvatore Gabriele revoked the order of 17 July 1982 signed by his predecessor Giovanni Petrillo. The order prohibited not only nude, but topless, describing in offensive bare breasts of women. In the new order, the mayor Gabriele writes: "Given that the island is the destination of international tourist flows, expressions of different cultures and nationalities, with different lifestyles, …....
Pantelleria says yes to naturism Report

Paleo-Naturism and Naturist Palingenesis 2

The Italian naturist Federation obviously does not certify anything except beaches that are granted by concession or the historical sites where the practice of nudism is definitely tolerated. It unmistakably certifies naturist clubs, campsites and resorts that, because they are fenced in and controlled, allow the practice of nude-naturism in tranquility without any sort of problem. After evaluating all of this, the president of our Federation a while …....
Paleo-Naturism and Naturist Palingenesis 2

Paleo-Naturism and Naturist Palingenesis 1

When discussing paleo-naturism we must take into consideration historical naturism which many people believe is old-fashioned. Naturist palingenesis refers to a hoped-for renewal of the naturism that has been handed down to us why the pioneers of our movement. In short, paleo-naturism is called ‘paleo’ because it is no longer abreast with the times. Therefore the history of naturism is the history of the conquest of nudity: nudity as overcoming …....
Paleo-Naturism and Naturist Palingenesis 1

Out of the closet

Naked City claims 50,000 day visitors on its mailing list, double the membership of the entire American Sunbathing Association. It is a near-pomographic Disneyland, one of many independent commerciaI resorts in America to cash in on the permissiveness and raise two fingers to the restraining influence of the A.S.A. The American SunbathingAssociation may huff and puff, but it has plenty on its plate holding in check those of its own clubs which are …....
Out of the closet

On the sidelines of the 32nd World Naturist Congress To express our thanks to Camping Pizzo Greco

32nd WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF-FNI On the sidelines of the 32nd World Naturist Congress To express our thanks to Camping “Pizzo Greco”, the entire staff and everyone who collaborated for the success of the event.We have participated in all the previous congresses, and they were all great. we have no criticisms whatsoever, and nor is it our position to criticize.Thus said, this was the first Congress in Italy and it was organized by PIZZO GRECO, …....
On the sidelines of the 32nd World Naturist Congress To express our thanks to Camping Pizzo Greco

Nudism: Ecstasy or exaltation?

I spoke to a couple of naturist friends last summer about nudism. They said it gives them not only a sense of physical well-being but also an intense inner joy. They also posed the question as to whether naturism should be considered a form of ecstasy or exaltation, or both. To answer this question we need to define the terms. To speak of ecstasy and exaltation in reference to naturism we need fo go back to the time of the ancient Greeks for whom …....
Nudism: Ecstasy or exaltation?

Nudism, a deviance?

In the beginning naturism was considered a deviance. Now days it might not be seen like that any more, but in some respects, as in the practise of bare life, it still is.The psychoanalysis for ‘deviance’ is people who deviate from the standards of conduct, from the majority of people, in an ethical and religious way, etc...People who deviate from what is the norm in society, or the dominant group, can face great difficulties in their daily life.But, …....
Nudism, a deviance?

Nude + 1

My coffee table is a glass table. Not only dangerous for small children because of the sharp corners, but in a way dangerous for adults as well. A glass table offers the possibility to unobtrusively display some naturist magazines. More often than not, these turn out to be irresistibly attractive for my visitors. I often notice that the neat pile has been rummaged through. My wife is from Asia and therefore we frequently have Asian visitors. Our Asian …....
Nude + 1

Nothing but gold (good)

This article will be divided into two parts: the first about sports and the second about play, even though for naturists the two are inseparable.Good: a large sports facility, that of Amersfoort, where the competitions were held. We are very close to Utrecht and the campsite is magnificent at Ommen, where we were hosted in the deluxe bungalows.A lot of organizational effort was made by the NFN, both in terms of logistics and sports matters, thanks …....
Nothing but gold (good)

Naturist world and textile world: two parallel worlds. II Part

As regards Ableman’s consideration that in today’s society there is space for naturism (“thank goodness”, we say), we would like to respond by reminding him that denying the naturist call means denying the interdependence between man and nature. I am also grateful that he agrees that naturism is a serious practice. However we have to disagree with his tenet that naturism plays an important, but limited, role in putting the genitals back into …....
Naturist world and textile world: two parallel worlds. II Part

Naturist world and textile world: two parallel worlds.

When naturists watch television, read the newspapers and keep themselves informed to stay updated, they see the textile and naturist world as though they were two parallel worlds.Let us explain in more detail. Every year loads of naturists events are held: the 29th World Naturist Congress was held in Valalta, Croatia from 27 – 29 August 2004; the 30th World Congress was held in El Portus, Spain in 2006; the same Congress will be held in 2008 in …....
Naturist world and textile world: two parallel worlds.

Naturist or Nudist

What a pleasure to see you! What have you been doing since last summer? I spent two intense weeks in Spain, and then I relaxed For one week on a naturist site here in Italy... - A naturist site? Whats that? Is it a campsite immersed in nature, a piace with neither comFort nor technology?- Er... No, you see... I mean a nudist site... - Ah. I understand... From what you said, I thought you were a boy-scout! Ha Ha Ha... You 're always the same... …....
Naturist or Nudist

Naturist Fairs 2010

HOLLANDWe would like to once again thank the Dutch Naturist Federation for their ongoing dedication to the development of Naturism.One new idea was unpopular with many of us: to organize a fair dedicated only to Naturism (NATURISM TOTAAL) in UTRECHT from 9-12 December 2009.Incredible! In two days there were 9000 visitors, making this event a huge hit. Exceptionally the Italians had four stands there to represent Naturist Italy: CA’ LE SCOPE, TERRANERA, …....
Naturist Fairs 2010

Naturist Club Parco del Gargano

The first time I went to the campsite of the Parco del Gargano my daughter Giulia was little more than five months old. It was in August of 1997. I remember how I immediately appreciated the beauty and naturalness of the pIace. I also appreciated Carmine's idea, the man who was able to create from that vacant spot the naturist faci/ity which stili today represents a splendid opportunity for ali Italian and European naturists. Over the years l've gone …....
Naturist Club Parco del Gargano

Naturist Beach Beach of Regina Giovanna

Once in Sorrento, reach the locality Capo di Sorrento (may take the Circumvesuviana’s orange bus leaving from Sorrento train station). If by car, from the center of Sorrento drive in the direction of Massa Lubrense towards via Capo, until you reach a small square with a petrol station and a Bar and Tobaccos: the road descending on the right will lead you to Regina Giovanna, but you have to use the parkings since cars and scooter are not allowed …....
Naturist Beach Beach of Regina Giovanna

Naturism in winter

What does it mean to be a naturist in the winter? What does it mean to practice naturism in winter? It is a question that is perhaps of particular interest to Italian naturists, further away from the culture of freedom of one's own body and the bodies of others, as compared to Northern Europe. Or at least in any case more inclined to experience naturism only as a summer pleasure.  Here I am referring to open spaces, such as the Parco deli'Uccellina …....
Naturism in winter

Naturism in Sardinia

Of all the Italian islands whether they be large or middle sized, Sardinia is the one with the most pristine nature, even on the coasts which are much less affected by humans than elsewhere. Certainly there are areas with a high density of tourism and conspicuous cement constructions, but there are still many kilometers of free coastline that are still intact.Therefore it is an island destined to please many a naturist in the midseason and low season …....
Naturism in Sardinia

Naturism in Malta

In mid-November 2010 we spent a week vacationing in Malta. Perfect climate, warm and beautiful sea, culture history and art for all tastes, friendliness of the locals, excellent food and wine.All this at bargain prices. But this is information that you can find in any tour operator’s brochure. What the tour operators will not tell you, instead, is that both on Malta and on the island of Gozo you can find several nice beaches where you can practice …....
Naturism in Malta

Naturism in Italy: a few big baby steps…

Even the summer which has just ended witnessed important little big steps for the growth of naturism in Italy.Far behind the rest of Europe, where the practice of naturism is so widespread that il has become an integrai part of the culture, Italy is timidly starting to confront this topic.Some important events, organized by the associations or the Federation, have given the press and TV numerous occasions to speak correctly about naturism. More attention …....
Naturism in Italy: a few big baby steps…

Naturism in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Typical of a region reluctant to publicly open its chest of many treasures, and with the friendly but reserved style of its inhabitants, iscovering the deep-rooted naturist tradition of this far edge of ltaly cannot but be a coincidence, more by allusion than by direct information.And that is how it happened to me, many years ago, leafing through the book -Friuli Venezia Giulia, un piccolo universo- featuring the evocative photos of Elio Ciol. I came …....
Naturism in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Naturism in Europe prospects for Italy

Organized by the FENAIT and the Special Commission on Tourism of Rome, ami scheduled For Saturday, 29 January 2005, at the Province of Rome, the international convention on naturism will represent an important moment For thought and planning on the future of naturism in our country.It is no coincidence that the Convention is being held in Rome because that is where the first offidal naturist beach was created, upon the initiative of a loeal administration.Starting …....
Naturism in Europe prospects for Italy

Naturism in europe 4

In the summer of 1969 they decided to mount a peaceful demonstration. Orla Jess Jessen, a Vice-President of the International Naturist Federation, was amongst the demonstrators: We advised the police that on the next Sunday there would be about 300 people bathing in the nude at a typical normal beach dose to Copenhagen. It was a very nice day. We were met by the police but they were only there for one purpose - to protect uso When we took off our …....
Naturism in europe 4

Naturism in europe 3

Koversada was only the beginning of an explosion which has made Yugoslavia unique. Now there are forty-three designated nudist holiday centres, alI ofthem beautifulIy appointed - and still the cheapest in the world. Naked sunbathing and swimming have spread far beyond the confines of the holiday centres. Anywhere on the Yugoslav coast you can come across naked people. Only in the towns and villages and near hotels is it expected, out of consideration …....
Naturism in europe 3

Naturism in europe 2

The island of Rab in the Adriatic had a tradition of naked bathing by foreigners going back to 1934. By the early fifties it was business as usual again. There were occasionaI police raids but these rapidly diminished as the deutschmarks and schillings (and, later, the pounds, the lire, the francs and the kroner) flowed in. The Istrian peninsula had been part of Mussolini's Italy until the carve-up of Europe which followed the war. The Germans found …....
Naturism in europe 2

Naturism in europe 1

West Germany wasted no time in setting up shop for the nudists after the war. On November 16, 1949, representatives from more than thirty newly formed clubs carne together in KasseL and founded the Deutscher Bund fur Freikarperkultur - the D.F .K. - now the largest national nudist organisation in the world. Everywhere there was poverty. To stay alive was a struggle. The pursuit of leisure was a luxury which few had the time or the money to afford. …....
Naturism in europe 1

Naturism and Faith

Does Naturism have anything to say to faith and does faith have anything to say to naturism? Without expecting obvious responses I would like to reflect on this question starting with my personal experience.I am 43 years old and have been married for I8 of those years. I have a lovely wife who is 40, and two teenage daughters, one I6 and one II. I left the seminary at the age of 20 after having spent ten years dedicating my life to the study of theology …....
Naturism and Faith

Nature and Nudism: One Dimension

“Nature is so generous when we take care of it”: these are the words of a middle school student who wrote a composition after visiting a farm.She was astonished by how many fruits she was able to pick from just one tree. She later wrote in reference to that same prodigious nature “But its anger is equally terrible when we try to subjugate it and lack respect”.We often hear talk of the nature dimension, i.e. a dimension of nature and the relationship …....
Nature and Nudism: One Dimension

Nature and Naturism

When naturism meets nature one realizes the value of the naturist ideas and the possibility of spreading the naturist message. We should not only speak about simpie nudism but nudity as a way to restore the contacts interrupted by atavistic cuiturai errors regarding our bodies and Mother Nature. That umbilicail cord between the mother and child is severed at birth but continues in the form of another type of bond that is no iess resistant and enduring: …....
Nature and Naturism

Natural nudity

“With nudity I find not only the body I have (under my clothes) but the body I am”. These are the words of Paul Minelli regarding the practice of nudity professed by naturism as a premise and condition needed to recuperate our psychophysical identity in the natural diversity of its sexual traits.In the history of humanity the fear of sexual difference, which has always seen the female body and the male body as enemies, is reduced to its least …....
Natural nudity

Leuchtemburg: our little paradise

It is like a "collective garden" of our homes, a piace nestled in an environment consisting of vineyards sloping down towards Lake Caldaro and large expanses of apple orchards. The piace exudes a sense of jreedom, relaxation and the pleasure of spending time together. Some members frequent it mostly at the weekends; they spend Saturday and Sunday there. Others go during the week, perhaps after work to spend a jew hours outdoors in the sun. This is …....
Leuchtemburg: our little paradise

Lanzarote

Situated on the northern most latitude of the Canary Islands, only 140 km from the African coast, Lanzarote enjoys a pleasantly springlike climate ali year long with an average temperature of 21°C. Its enigmatic and mysterious landscape was mostly formed by the lava of volcanic eruptions from the 18th and 19th centuries. Between the more than 100 volcanoes scattered throughout the territory there are petrified rivers and lava flatlands that alternate …....
Lanzarote

June 7 World Naturist Day

TOMORROW, JUNE 7, IS WORLD NATURIST DAY. AS WE WAIT FOR DISCUSSION OF THE BILL PRESENTED IN THE SENATE TO REGULATE NATURISM IN ITALY, FENAIT ASKS: WHY DOES THE “LAND OF THE SUN” UNDERVALUE THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO PRACTICE NATURISM AND IN SO DOING FORFEIT TOURISM REVENUES WORTH BILLIONS OF EURO ANNUALLY? Tomorrow, the first Sunday of June, is World Naturism Day. All over the world numerous naturist associations are celebrating by opening the doors …....
June 7 World Naturist Day

Journey at Guvano

Last April 25 several groups -- the Gruppo Naturisti Ticino, the Gruppo Diaterna, the Gruppo PCN and the Giovani Naturisti Italiani - organized a gathering on the beach of Guvano, near Corniglia (SP). It was held for naturists from Liguria and nearby regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. The organizational formula, involving the collaboration of various groups, was a great success. over 50 naturists were present, undeterred by the …....
Journey at Guvano

INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1956

5th 1956, BffL Hannover, Hannover, Germanyhe 5th INF World Congress took place in Hanover/Germany from 24th till 26thAugust 1956, organized by the DFK.During his welcome speech the INF President Richard Ehrmann talked about a Congress of probation. „The 5th World Congress must be a Congress of Probation, not only for our International Federation, but for the movement altogether.During the 3rd General Meeting of the INF Committee, which took place …....
INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1956

INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1954

4th -  1954, Lobau, Vienna, Austria 35 countries were represented at the INF, but in various forms. For this reason the Congress decided to divide the various types of memberships in specific categories. After an extended discussion following reg¬ulation was implemented: Category A includes solidly established, larger country organizations; Category B comprises all other groups or organizations in one country, which however must accept that …....
INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1954

INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1953

The 3rd Naturist World congress was held in the Centre Helio Marin in Montalivet/Gironde/France on 22nd and 23rd August 1953. The French emphasized the condition that the letters “FNI“ must be added to the letters “INF“, because for the French naturists the name of the organisation was “Fédération Naturisme Internationale“. The name “INTERNATIONAL NATURIST FEDERATION“ was chosen, instead of “World-Union“, as proposed by the Americans. …....
INF WORLD CONGRESSES - 1953

In remember of Daniele Agnoli

Daniele Agnoli passed away on 26 February 2013. For Italian naturists he represented, and will continue to repre¬sent, a touchstone for our movement. His three works are: Breve storia del Naturismo nei Paesi di Lingua Tedesca, Storia del Naturismo in Italia, L’ Idea Naturista in Francia. As well as being historical documents, they help us to better understand Naturism and its origins. But the most powerful writing of Daniele Agnoli was the Humanitarian …....
In remember of Daniele Agnoli

In front of David

Many years ago, while travelling through Greece, I happened to visit a few museums where both male and female ancient statues were on show. I was amazed by the beauty of those bodies, completely naked: they weren't showing powerful muscles, but a marvellous equilibrium between phisical force and form armony showed through them. I remember my astonishment when our guide said that those athletes used to play their games naked, in the stadiums. A few …....
In front of David

How far along is the bill?

At the beginning of this New Year, I would like to return to some considerations regarding the need to make a law in Italy that recognizes the practice of naturism. I have received letters and heard comments sharing ideas on this subject: how far along is the bill? Why is no one talking about it anymore? It would be a huge mistake if the law were to exclude free naturism outside the campsites. The law should be limited to the recognition of naturism …....
How far along is the bill?

how can we do

It is our custom at year’s end to offer some thoughts that can help us in the future. The year 2009 has proven to be a year of ‘keeping afloat’ with just a slight increase in membership due to the usual high turnover. However some very positive events occurred that can help us enhance the growth of our organization. We should also take into account that this year, for our naturist movement, it is the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the …....
how can we do

Hair removal

There are certain customs that, though widespread in vast strata of the population, are not seen because they are not given the occasion to become manifest. I am referring in particular to hair removai, and when I say hair removal I am referring to pubic hair.It is not a new fashion, but a moderni ancient passion. In fact the Greeks, Egyptians and other populations from the Middle East practiced this custom, which to this day is stili widely practiced …....
Hair removal

Gymnosophy II

The New Gymnosophy Society produced England's first nudist magazine a couple of cyclostyled sheets for members only. The magazine survived for eleven issues until April 1927. Inaddition, the Society held several public lectures in London and on Saturday afternoons in 1926, in a carpeted showroom in the heart of the City, little groups met for nude country dancing. One of the many people who attended the New Gymnosophy Society's public lectures was …....
Gymnosophy II

Gymnosophy

In England the first signs of organised nudists did not appear until the 1920's. The Reverend Francis Kilvert had written of his naked bathing at Seaton in Devon during 1873, and there was a good deal of single-sex nude bathing to be found. On the island of Guernsey in the 1880's, Victor Hugo and his mistress, juliette Drouet, discovered that the English were in the habit of mixed naked bathing. Victor Hugo joined in. "'English customs are opposed …....
Gymnosophy

Giro d’Italia: Report of Simon Coene and Marianne Maathuis of their tour

The pleasurable anticipation of a holiday starts with us and specially with Simon, very early. The caravan has not put away for the winter or the ideas rise and rise and rise…. Our first acquaintance with Italy was a naturist holiday at Terra Nera in June 2005. We enjoyed very much the beautiful surroundings and the many fascinating cities, which we visited. With pleasure we remember the delicious wine and olive oil of Paolo’s agriturismo which …....
Giro d’Italia: Report of Simon Coene and Marianne Maathuis of their tour

From Catalonia to Turin

We started the week early in the morning because we had a long trip ahead of us. At quarter past nine we met at a café in the Catalan Village.It was a nice day everyone was happy. We travelled through the valleys and mountains across south-eastern France till we reached Grenoble, the gate of the Alps. There our friend Bruno was waiting for us. Some of us took a walk around Grenoble. But soon we continued our trip together. High mountains and green …....
From Catalonia to Turin

First Naturist Bikers Rally

Le Betulle is planning for 3 and 4 July 2010 The First Italian Bikers Rally for naturists only. The rally is reserved to couples registered at one of the Naturists Associations belonging to the FENAIT, who have paid their motorcycle registration for the year in course. You will have to show your membership card during registration. The meeting place will be Camping Club It is recommended that you write us, without committing yourself, if you would …....
First Naturist Bikers Rally

FENAIT wants to be stronger

"FENAIT WANTS TO BE STRONGER". This title concisely expresses the determination of the FENAIT Steering Committee which met on Sunday 16 November at the CLUB LE BETULLE of LA CASSA. The magnificent autumn colors, framed by a blue sky, cheered up the day. After years of discussions that we consider necessary for creating a federal consciousness, during the last two meetings, in June at TERRANERA and the last one at the BETULLE, the delegates reaffirmed …....
FENAIT wants to be stronger

European Naturist Youth ENY

From May 28th to June 1st 2014, during the long weekend of the Ascension, the naturist camping Le Betulle, next to Turin in Italy, hosted the Springtime meeting of the European Naturist Youth (ENY). More than 60 young people from different countries (The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy) attended the event and could enjoy various activities like tennis, table football, sauna, swimming, pooling and disco. Some activities were also …....
European Naturist Youth ENY

Ethical naturism, commercial naturism

“ETHICAL NATURISM and COMMERCIAL NATURISM” is the title chosen for the next World Naturist Congress INF-FNI which will be held on the island of Capo Rizzuto in Calabria at the Camping Village PIZZO GRECO from 8-10 September 2010. Below we have listed the subjects of the discussions that will be displayed at the opening of the Congress. These subjects sustain the validity of the naturist beliefs as demonstrated by the growth of our movement. In …....
Ethical naturism, commercial naturism

Elba Island. New Naturist Official Beach

A particularly enchanting beach, thanks to its black sand and black shingles, and thanks to the steep cliffs around it, with the vegetation right down to the beach. The car park is very small and is on the hill overlooking the beaches. The view from here is breathtaking: it looks on to the whole Capoliveri coastline, from Acquarilli beach on the right to Norsi beach on the left, and so on until the small island of Gemini opposite Innamorata beach. …....
Elba Island. New Naturist Official Beach

EDITORIAL 32nd WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF-FNI

It all started as a joke "Sergio, why don't we hold the World Congress in Italy... at Pizzo Greco?"- We were driving to Utrecht, it was January of 2005."Why not?" Sergio replied.  Hey, really! When do we propose it to the President of the INF?- The response to our proposal was positive.So now we should tell Domenico and Mario-. "Of course".They were perplexed, but after a bit they were enthused by the idea. -But we have to do lots of things, we …....
EDITORIAL  32nd WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF-FNI

Discovery Calabria

Camping Village PIZZO GRECO THE CALABRIA You Don'T EXPECT THE LAUNCH of “DISCOVERY CALABRIA” A WEB BASED COMMUNICATION PROJECT ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO (KR/ITALY). Discovery Calabria is a web based communication project that brings together various partners in order to communicate a never seen Calabria, a region in Southern Italy that tourists don’ t expect to find. Everything is played on double meaning of nudism to communicate the need to undress …....
Discovery Calabria

Did you have a good naturist vacation?

Did you have a good naturist vacation? I guess so. Where? In magnificent Corsica, on the French Atlantic coast, in Spain, in Croatia, in Crete or the beaches of Greece, Florida, the Caribbean and Italian resorts? You will certainly have noticed how our naturist world has changed and many of us have also changed. We have become vacationers who are seeking all amenities. Do you remember when we would take off with our tent and head for places that were …....
Did you have a good naturist vacation?

Clothing, nudity and naturist mentality

Since ancient times humans have developed the use of clothing as a mask, the same clothing that originally was used as a defense against the elements.Throughout the ages clothing has been used as an adornment to increase one's appeal or authority, for ritual ceremonies or as an aid in one's work.In particular in the past few centuries society has developed a cultural dependence on clothing.Masking oneself in clothes has by and large become a prop …....
Clothing, nudity and naturist mentality

Close the beach of Laguna del Mort

ERACLEA - Region Veneto The City of Jesolo decides to block access naturalistic oasis, for years méta of the integral sunbathers. After the fire a few days ago, the City of Eraclea proposed to prohibit access to the area, making it a protected area accessible only through guided tours. Therefore impossible to think of creating space naturist reachable only by boat, which was mentioned for some time, will not be achieved even by the Jesolo beach, …....
Close the beach of Laguna del Mort

Camp Full Monte – A Short Story

We moved to Montenegro in May 2006 after visiting a friend of a friend in 2005 and falling in love with the place & the people. We have been enjoying naturist holidays for years. Our dream was to set up our own resort where people could enjoy a relaxing holiday, with or without clothes. When we finally found the right piece of land – private, beautiful, good road access – and started to develop it, we discovered there was the possibility of a …....
Camp Full Monte – A Short Story

Beyond Beuty and plainness

But as we said earlier, it is not easy to dismantle the whole system of subconscious conditioning that prevents the acceptance of nudity which, among other things, is the salvation and catharsis of the human body and the premise and condition for a new civilization. It is, in the words of Erich Fromm -The edifying moment ofbeing as opposed to the disappointing and deceptive moment of having.In fact when we are nude we are only the masters of our own …....
Beyond Beuty and plainness

Because our bloods are equally red

Crumbs of interculture toward global naturlsm Yes, I am saying "bloods ", in the plural. I am borrowing this word, which will certainly sound strange, Jrom the one who revealed it to me in the form of a nonerror. I am referring to the great book by Erri De Luca, Montedidio. And I am using this word to construct a line of reasoning about naturism, as a path for encountering Other, who under the skin and inside the veins shares with me the same color …....
Because our bloods are equally red

An individual report about the International Naturist youth rally 2007 in England

On the 16th of may I've found myself on a lovely campsite in England. It wasn't really intended to be there, but just a week before it started I decided to join the naturist youth rally which should last from the 16th to the 20th of may. I'm a 27 year old boy from Holland. I was not raised as a naturist, in fact I have been just one time before on an naturist site, also with a naturist youth rally.This time my motivation of coming along lay in two …....
An individual report about the International Naturist youth rally 2007 in England

Amsterdan Naturist Youth meeteng

Logbook of a utopia became a reality Valentina Scarozza Just long enough to put down the backpack, clean the sleeping bag, resume almost winter clothes and start to think of this four-day experience in the Low Countries just ended. I'm talking about the annual Spring Rally which brings together all the younger members of the various European naturist associations. A gathering of seventy boys, four of which Italians from Lazio and Campania in a …....
Amsterdan Naturist Youth meeteng

Alpe Adria

Report of the 42nd INF - EuNat Alpe-Adria Sport Event at Solaris, Croatia   The 42nd Alpe-Adria sport event was once again held at the SOLARIS campsite, but this year with excellent weather conditions. Unfortunately, some registration listings were not received in time and therefore numerous participants had to register lately with Sieglinde and Jean on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday morning, a meeting was scheduled with the sport responsible …....
Alpe Adria

About naturist holidays

Thinking about naturist holidays, we visualize a beach with ocher colored sand, a crystal blue sea at sunrise, the breaking of the waves on the seashore. All the beautiful images that come to mind are reminiscent of past holidays … in Corsica, Pizzo Greco, Croatia, Lido di Dante, the Nido dell’ Aquila, al Ponte della Becca … our favorite destination. The relaxation that you experience while practicing naturism, during a walk in the mountains …....
About naturist holidays

40 years of VALALTA

Our dear friend Jerko Sladoljev invited the Federation to VALALTA on 22 September to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its foundation. Italian naturists have long frequented VALALTA for the hospitality offered them there. Over the years VALALTA developed a top-quality naturist tourism facility. Moreover, its dealing with Italian naturists was always based on wonderful friendship. Jerko has always been a great friend to Tom, Ghira and Romano and has …....
40 years of VALALTA

32° World Naturist Congress - Interviews

The day after the World, InfoNaturista Congress ended, the leaders of the INF/FNI met: President Sieglinde Ivo, the new Vice-president Mick Ayers and the new Supervisor of Public Relations with Europe, Roger Viola. Here we post four questions posed to all three of them: How did you discover naturism and where do you usually practice it today? Beyond the official definition of naturism, what is naturism for you? The Congress: can you give us a …....
32° World Naturist Congress -  Interviews

32° World Naturist Congress - Press notes on Elisabetta Zamparutti

"I appreciate the choice of Italy as the venue for the 32nd World Naturism Congress because it is also an opportunity for our country to decide to be a little bit more European and little bit less provincial. We find ourselves too often having to go abroad to exercise freedom, for example the freedom of healthcare, an issue radicals have been particularly dedicated to, but also the practice of naturism". "There are many reasons that led me to present …....
32° World Naturist Congress  - Press notes on Elisabetta Zamparutti

32nd WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF-FNI

During the WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF FNI we will discuss the motions or fourth by many of the 30 federations that will be attending. To improve the event we decided to set up ROUNDTABLES next to the Congress Hall so we can discuss certain subjects from the Italian naturist perspective. The roundtables will be conducted by exponents of Italian naturism. Below you will find guidelines for the discussions that will be held. NATURISM AND VEGETARIANISM …....
32nd WORLD NATURIST CONGRESS INF-FNI

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