A heritage of inestimable value
In Florence, at Via Benedetto Fortini 30, the Fondazione Longhi is a hub of pure culture that preserves an invaluable heritage for the younger generations. Housed in the atmospheric Villa Il Tasso, also known as Villa Il Ficalbo, the Fondazione Longhi curates an extensive collection, put together by art historian Roberto Longhi, exhibited in the very building where he lived with his wife from 1939 to 1970.
This art critic’s collections span from the 13th to the 20th century and, according to his will, include a library, a photo library and an art collection. The library boasts 36,000 books, the photo library is a true archive of over 70,000 photographs, and the art collection is a heritage of inestimable value.
Visitors can book in advance to take part in a guided tour of the Fondazione Longhi.