Villa Stibbert - A Castle with a View

A lecture by Martina Becattini



Martina Becattini, Senior Curator at the Stibbert Museum, tells the fascinating story of Frederick Stibbert, and Anglo-Florentine born in Florence in 1838, who inherited a vast fortune, with which he acquired a fine Villa in the hills above Florence – and proceeded to fill it with an extraordinary collection of arms and other artistic treasures.


If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here or send an email to

The registration fee is 10 Euro per person.

All participants are invited to wear a mask throughout the event. 


To join this  lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: at 18:00 on Wednesday 25th January. 

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