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The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library

Lungarno Guicciardini 9 | Primo Piano, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 2677 8270
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One of my favourite places in Florence - sharing culture & making new friends

The British Institute was established in Florence in 1917 but when the lease on earlier premises in... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
penny_howard1
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Florence, Italy
It was like college but better!

It is a given that Florence, Italy is the best place on earth to study the art of the Renaissance... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
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Spokane, Washington
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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 17 March 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

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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 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!

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Reviewed 26 November 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

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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 29 November 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.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

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

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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 29 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 31 July 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

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

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

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Reviewed 1 June 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

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Ed T, Communications at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 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.

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Reviewed 28 May 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!

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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 16 June 2015

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

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Reviewed 5 May 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

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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 7 May 2015

Thanks for your very warm review of the British Institute!

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Reviewed 13 March 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

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

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

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

I spent a wonderful two weeks last summer studying on the 'Music in Art' course at the British Institute of Florence. I found the lectures to be well presented and informative, the course logically structured and enjoyable, and the staff welcoming and helpful! The library...More

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

We’re so pleased you enjoyed the Music in Art course. Thank you for your review and hope to see you return one day.

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Between students of thi institue you can feel, as well as I felt, something so royal, so British. Just as a little London, a little Britain in the middle of Florence and its history. You can hear Barrie and Charles Dickens in this Library and...More

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British_Institute, Marketing Assistant at The British Institute of Florence Harold Acton Library, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a positive experience at the British Institute!

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