Supporta il Programma Culturale

Support our Cultural Programme!

The British Institute delivers a growing programme of cultural events in the beautiful rooms of Palazzo Lanfredini, overlooking the Arno. Currently we offer four main programme strands:


  • Wednesday Lectures       Wednesday evening in our beautiful Library with a View is the place to be for an eclectic mix of entertaining and erudite lectures followed by wine and nibbles!
  • Firenze NOW! Our new forum for debating the contemporary issues affecting Florence – featuring top Florentine and international experts

  • Music al British       The Sala Ferragamo has a great view, and fabulous acoustics. It’s a fine venue for piano and chamber music concerts.

And there will be many more programmes and special events in the future.

We invite members of the Institute’s community to contribute to sustaining this most popular programme. We propose three levels of support, with associated benefits, as follows:


  • Support one event
  • Support acknowledged on event publicity and at the event
  • Complimentary Annual Membership / Renewal
  • Suggested donation EUR 300+


  • Support four events
  • Support acknowledged on events publicity and at the events
  • Complimentary Annual Membership / Renewal
  • A dinner at Director’s apartment, with the speaker/performer and a guest of sponsor’s choice
  • Suggested donation EUR 1000+


  • Support an entire season
  • Support acknowledged on all season publicity and at the events
  • Complimentary Life Membership
  • Three dinners at Director’s apartment, with the speaker/performer and 3 guests of sponsor’s choice
  • Recorded on the Donors Board in the Library
  • Suggested donation EUR 5000 +

Recent seasons have been sponsored at the Platinum level by Michael and Alessandra Griffiths, and Graham Avery and his wife Annalisa, John Hoenig and  Xenia Lemos. Lauri Thorndyke has also contributed at this level.   And others have contributed at the Gold and Silver levels.   Many thanks to all.

Please contact us at or call us on +39 055 2677 81 if you would like to discuss sponsoring our programmes