Author: Simon Gammell

Simon Gammell is director of The British Institute of Florence.
March 11, 2021

The future of Florence: a report by The British Institute

It’s the spring of 2030, 08:00 on a sunny Wednesday morning, and you’ve stopped by an elegant café on a pedestrianised section of the lungarno near the Ponte alle Grazie. Along the bike lane to one side, a couple of electronic scooters drift past as you check your messages using the free city-wide wi-fi. Afterwards, […]
April 20, 2020

The next adventure

The British Institute of Florence was founded at a time of global crisis: the First World War.   In 1915, following extended negotiations, Italy had finally entered the war, siding with Britain and France, against former allies Germany and Austria-Hungary. Two years later, when a group of prominent citizens from the Anglo-Florentine community decided to […]