The Villa Romana is a place of contemporary artistic production and of international exchange. Only ten minutes away from the city centre of Florence it combines the peacefulness of a neoclassical villa within a large garden property with the urban reality of a Renaissance city.
The core function of the Villa Romana since 1905 has been the Villa Romana Prize. Each year the Villa hosts the Villa Romana Fellows and beyond that organises various exhibitions and a wide range of events. The Villa Romana strives to interact with artists and the public, expand its international network and promoting communication with the cultures of the Mediterranean area.