Villa Acton at La Pietra

Villa Acton at La Pietra

Following his death in 1994, Sir Harold Acton bequeathed La Pietra in Florence, Italy and his fortune to New York University, so that the villa and its collections could be preserved and the 57-acre estate, including four other villas, could be used for academic purposes. Currently the academic program is open to undergraduate students from NYU and other universities and covers many areas including economics, political science, business and sociology, as well as Italian Renaissance art and Tuscan gardening.

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