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The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library

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History of Art at the British Institute of Florence

A place where British class and attitude meet American talent of organisation with Italian warmth... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
vaninabodurova
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Tea at the Library!

I had read about tea at the British Institute of Florence’s Harold Acton Library and contacted them... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
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17 Oct 2018
“History of Art at the British Institute of Florence”
18 Jun 2018
“Tea at the Library!”
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The British Institute of Florence is a non-profit-making cultural institute founded in 1917 in Florence, Italy, with the aim of promoting Anglo-Italian cultural relations. Join students and members from around the world at the spectacular library on...more
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Lungarno Guicciardini 9 | Primo Piano, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

A place where British class and attitude meet American talent of organisation with Italian warmth and hospitality. Human touch and knowledge in the beautiful and multidimensional capital of Art. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I had read about tea at the British Institute of Florence’s Harold Acton Library and contacted them before we left the U.S. to see if we could attend and were told “Of course.” They offer their version of High Tea on Thursdays at 4:30 PM....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

The British Institute was established in Florence in 1917 but when the lease on earlier premises in Palazzo Antinori expired in the Mid 60's British writer Harold Acton made available three floors of the Palazzo Lanfredini. This gave all the English speaking Expats & some...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Dear Penny, Thank you so much for your review, very well documented. It's a privilege for us to meet such enthusiastic people. We hope to see you back very soon!

Reviewed November 26, 2016

It is a given that Florence, Italy is the best place on earth to study the art of the Renaissance. One way to do that is to visit the museums, rent a hand-held audio device and wander aimlessly. The alternative for those with more time...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our History of Art courses. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The Institute screens series of films - not all British by any means - they are great! Please look into it.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Ed T, Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you at the Library.

Reviewed July 31, 2016

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and holds one-third of the world's art; the High Renaissance art history class helped me appreciate all of the city's treasures. I participated in this course at the British Institute of Florence in June, 2016, and it was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We hope to see you back very soon!

Reviewed June 1, 2016

A superb month long course based on exposure to all dimensions of the Early Renaissance art encompassing painting, sculpture, architecture, thought, and politics of the period. Florence is THE place to do this. Live lectures were excellent and complemented by frequent visits to churches and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Dear TishSandos, we are very happy that you enjoyed our History of Art courses and we are looking forward to seeing you in November.

Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We went to see Moulin Rouge as part of the Post-Modern film series. A great film shown in a lovely setting with a certain amount of erudition thrown in for extra effect! Bravo!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2015

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the British Institute.

Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you are going to be in Florence for more than a day or two, check out the programs offered by the British Institute of Florence. The BIF is many things all at the same time, and successfully so-- a fabulous and user friendly library,...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2015

Thanks for your very warm review of the British Institute!

Reviewed March 13, 2015

I came across this place by lucky, lucky accident. On the banks of the Arno, in the Lungarno Guicciardini, lies the British Insitute of Florence featuring the Harold Acton Library. Not only does this offer the largest collection of English-language books for loan in Continental...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2015

We’re glad you stumbled across the Library. Thank you for your review and do return!

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