From 1786 to 1788, the German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) lived with his friend, the painter Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, at Via del Corso 18. Today, the Casa di Goethe preserves letters, books and drawings regarding Goethe’s journey to Italy, which is at the centre of the permanent exhibition. Casa di Goethe organizes temporary exhibitions and cultural events dedicated to travelling in Italy as well as cultural exchange between Italy and Germany. The historical library of german artists in Rome is located on the second floor.
At the only German museum outside of Germany you find:
• Permanent “Goethe in Italy” exhibition - Temporary exhibitions (literature, travels
• Readings, book presentations, talks, theatrical performances, music (Italian and
• Workshops for students (in German and Italian)
• Guided tours in German, Italian and English - Goethe library
• Historical library of the German artists in Rome (inventory in progress)
• Casa di Goethe scholarship financed by the Karin and Uwe Hollweg-Foundation,
• Publications, catalogues and series of the Casa di Goethe
• Four-monthly programme and a newsletter for the friends of the Casa di Goethe
Museums and cultural sites are subject at the COVID containment measures
For the opening times and guidelines please check the official website
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