Villa 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. Villa I Tatti is located on an estate of olive groves, vineyards, and gardens on the border of Florence, Fiesole and Settignano.


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


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

Visitor Information

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

Gardens and Grounds

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

The Berensons

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


Map and Directions

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

Art Collection

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

Former Appointee Access

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

Contact Us

Contact information for all I Tatti departments.