Frequently Asked Questions

Planned Giving and Bequests

There are a number of ways to set up a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity that provide the donor with life income. These plans enable donors to make a meaningful gift to I Tatti while receiving significant income and tax benefits. 

Please contact I Tatti’s Cambridge office by phone at +1 617 495 8042 or by email for further information.

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Gifts by Credit Card


Give online or call the I Tatti office in Cambridge at +1 617 496 8724 and provide the following information:

  • Credit Card Provider
  • Amount of Gift
  • Name on Credit Card
  • Card Number
  • Cardholder’s Billing Address
  • Expiration Date on Credit Card
  • Security Code on Reverse of Card
  • ...
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Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to “Harvard University/Villa I Tatti” and mail to:

Development Office
Villa I Tatti
Harvard University
124 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138


Development Office
Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata 26
50135 Florence

Please make a note on the check or in your cover note as to where you would like your gift credited (for example: to join/renew Amici dei Tatti membership (annual gifts of $600 and over), gift to the I Tatti General Fund, gift to the Berenson Library, etc...

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Group of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries collected by Paul and Gabriele Geier and bequeathed by the latter to Villa I Tatti.


Collection of photographic albums from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, loose albumen prints, stereoscopic pictures, and two stereoscopic viewers from Giorgio Voli and his wife Elizabeth MacGillvray's, bequeathed by the latter to Harvard University.

Di Giampaolo

Study collection of the art historian Mario Di Giampaolo (1941-2008), with some 11,000 photographs, clippings and photocopies representing mostly Italian drawings.


Collection of 1300 glass plates negatives and their related prints, documenting the work of Giannino Marchig (1897-1983), especially as a conservator, and showing paintings and sculptures in various stages of conservation. This archive came to Villa I Tatti through Fiorella Gioffredi Superbi, daughter of Geremia Gioffredi, Berenson’s estate manager, to whom Marchig entrusted his archive before leaving Italy for Switzerland. For a description of this collection click...

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Photographs donated by former I Tatti director Craig Hugh Smyth (1915-2006). Smyth’s archive, including his study photographs, was recently donated by his heirs to Villa I Tatti, and is currently being processed.