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Film screening ‘Beyond these Walls’ and conversation with Elizabeth Hemmerdinger (Founder/CEO, Providence Productions), Anne De Mare (Film Director and Producer) with the Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò (Founder NYU Casa Italiana) on October 16th, 2013.


Villa La Pietra is the outstanding historical villa and home of the New York University Florence program. Bequeathed to NYU in 1994 by Sir Harold Acton, the Florentine study abroad campus consists of 5 historic villas and 57 acres of gardens and olive groves. Villa La Pietra, the Acton Collection, and the Garden are maintained as they were by the Acton family and serve as an inspiration to all who live and study on the campus.

Jean-Joseph Chamant: The Lost Sketchbook

From the Institute of Fine Arts. This video explores the conservation work done on an 18th century sketchbook that was recently discovered at NYU's Villa La Pietra, in Florence, Italy. The conservation was performed by IFA alumna Morgan Adams under the supervision of Maria Fredericks, Drue Heinz Book Conservator, Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum. VIDEO

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Upcoming Events

The History of the EU
La Pietra Dialogues - What is the EU? Why does it matter?
Prof. Niccolo Conti, Unitelma Sapienza University Roma and New York Univerity Florence
Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Limonaia (Open to NYU Students only)

Walking in the Bones of Shadows
La Pietra Dialogues in Dialogue with Writer
Jennifer Clement, Author and NYU Alumni
Date: Monday, 22 September
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa Sassetti

Popular Opinion in Fascist Italy: Observations and Reflections
Graduate Sudies Seminar
Professor of Modern Italian History at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Italian History
Date: Tuesday, 23 September
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Villa La Pietra