On Goethe's traces in Rome...
Andy Warhol, J.W. Goethe, silkprint, 1982, Casa di Goethe
In the very rooms where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) stayed during his journey to Italy (1786-1788) with the painter Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein and other German artists, the Casa di Goethe, Germany's only museum on foreign soil has been opened in 1997. In September 2012 further rooms for events have been opened on the second floor.
The permanent exhibition has been conceived in three languages (German, Italian and English) and explains Goethe's journey and his sojourn in Rome.
The temporary exhibitions are often dedicated to German-Italian subjects and the tradition of the journey to Italy. The Casa has got its own collection.
With its cultural events in German and Italian such as talks, readings and colloquiums, the Casa di Goethe is considered a place of artistic, scientific and cultural encounter where visitors like to come back.
You can visit our specialized library with its rich selection of first editions, illustrated editions and secondary literature on appointment. The library and archive of the Deutscher K├╝nstlerverein belongs now to the museum's collections.
The Casa di Goethe belongs to the Association of Independent Cultural Institutes (AsKI e.V.) in Bonn, financed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Die Casa di Goethe is the Roman branch of the Gesellschaft f├╝r deutsche Sprache e.V. (GfdS) (Society for German language).
In Malcesine (VR) on Lake Garda the Casa di Goethe has created the new documentary exhibition .
During the centuries many guests have visited or lived in the house on Via del Corso 18 - among them Paul Heyse, the first german writer awarded with the Nobel prize in Literature.