Amici dei Tatti

Amici at Villa I Tatti in October 2013. Click here to read more about the event


Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new group of supporters of the Harvard Center in Florence. Through their generosity, and admiration for the scholarly work of I Tatti, the Amici dei Tatti sustain the fellowship program, support the library, and help maintain the landmark buildings and property in Florence.

Amici become members of the larger I Tatti community and are kept in touch with events in Florence and elsewhere through the I Tatti newsletter and a quarterly electronic bulletin. Everyone who donates $500 or more each year becomes a Friend of I Tatti and those who can give more generously are also invited to events in Florence, New York, or other locations.

We hope you will join the Amici dei Tatti. We know that with your support the study of the Italian Renaissance will continue to flourish in Florence and wherever in the world our Fellows lecture, meet with students, open exhibitions, or engage the minds of those passionate about history, art, literature, music, economics, law, science, religion, and philosophy. Recent contributions from our Friends were instrumental in purchasing books for the Biblioteca Berenson, in funding the lectures and conferences such as The Medici in the Fifteenth Century and publishing the Bernard Berenson Lectures. Other publications supported by the Friends include The I Tatti Renaissance Library, which now numbers more than 50 volumes, in the original Latin with translation, and which continues to be a roaring success.

The Amici dei Tatti/Friends of I Tatti promises to be a great resource for the Harvard Center as we add new Friends to the community and recognize the generosity of our longtime benefactors. With more than 1,000 Fellows scattered across the globe, I Tatti has become the international research institute envisioned by Mr. Berenson more than fifty years ago. But like all non-profit institutions engaged in historical studies, I Tatti must always look forward, even while focused on the illustrious past. With your help, we can continue to fulfill and broaden I Tatti’s mission.

For further information, contact:

Graziella Macchetta (, +1 617 495 8042

With many thanks,

Julie Tobey Chair, Amici dei Tatti


Susan Mainwaring Roberts Chair, I Tatti Council