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What is naturism?

"Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging respect for oneself, respect for others and for the environment."
Naturism is the practice of complete nudity in a communal setting. While this may be its most obvious definition, it is part of a much wider context.
The purpose of naturism is to promote wholesomeness and stability of the human body and mind. Naturism also promotes optimum health through complete contact of the body with the natural elements;....sun, wind, air, water.
It is associated with an enlightened, holistic approach to nutrition, physical activity, mental functioning, and social interaction.

Naturism is founded on family participation.
Children in naturist families learn to appreciate the body as part of their natural environment. They grow up with healthful concepts and accept the physical nature of both sexes and all ages without fear or shame of their own or others' bodies.
Nude living thus removes apprehensions and barriers which have hindered communication between people and appreciation of the environment.
It leads to healthier and more humane living: richer and simpler, enlightened by joy and freedom.
And last but not least, to get to know the importance of taking care of the environment.
Naturism has always claimed its attachment and respect to the environment.

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Naturism in Italy

The Italian Naturist Federation (FENAIT), represents the naturist movement in Italy
fenait logoFenait is a no profit organization that is part of INF/FNI (International Naturist Federation/Federatione Naturiste Internationale).
It was founded in 1972 and is recognized by INF/FNI as the only Italian Naturist Federation since 1980.
Fenait has regularly registered Charter.
Scopes of Fenait are: giving advise, to support and to encourage Association, Clubs and Naturist Villages representing Italy and in the world.
Every year Fenait convenes Ordinary Assembly which Associations to participate Clubs and the Naturist Villages.

Le Betulle and the Italian Naturist movement
The Naturist Center  Le Betulle has always played a leading role in the activities for promoting Naturist through:

  • Active participation in the FENAIT
  • The hospitality of the summer headquarters of the association UNIONE NATURISTI ITALIANI, the main Naturist Association in Italy
  • The hospitality of cultural and sporting events internationally organized by INF-FENAIT

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