I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is a center for advanced research in the humanities located in Florence, Italy, and belongs to Harvard University. It also houses a library and an art collection, and it is the site of Italian and English gardens.  I Tatti is located on an estate of olive groves, vineyards, and gardens on the border of Florence, Fiesole and Settignano.

Alina Payne during a conference

I Tatti is dedicated to advanced research in all aspects of the Italian Renaissance.

Statue in the italianite garden of I Tatti

The gardens and grounds of I Tatti are very much part of an integral visual experience.


I Tatti's art collection offers a remarkable window into the development of the history, criticism, and installation of art.


Cover of the 2020 I Tatti Newletter

The I Tatti newsletter opens a window into academic life at the Harvard Center.


Bernard Berenson and Mary Smith Costelloe moved to I Tatti in 1901.

Appointees gathered together on the azalee terrace

Former Appointees have the same access to the library and to I Tatti’s information technology resources as current Appointees.


View of of the limonaia

Information concerning tours of I Tatti for Harvard students and alumni; scholars of the Renaissance; and the general public.

View of the city of Florence

How to reach the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

A dog sitting on the grass in front of the Loggiato building

Contact information for all I Tatti departments.