Following the International Exhibition in Rome of 1911 celebrating 50 years since Italian reunification, the site of the magnificent Edwin Lutyens-designed British Pavilion was granted in perpetuity to the British nation on condition that it be used exclusively as a British research centre for archaeology, history and the fine arts.
In 1916, following significant adaptation by Lutyens, the British School at Rome moved into its current home in via Gramsci, in Rome’s Valle Giulia.
It accommodates scholarship holders (humanistic and scientific studies). Its library is a precious resource for the history of Roman and Italian topography, and among others, includes rare books collection.
Monday and Friday from 9.00 to 17.00
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9.00 to 18.45