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Casa di Goethe, Rome

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The Casa di Goethe is a museum in Rome, in Via del Corso 18, dedicated to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, his Italian Journey and his life at Rome in the years from 1786 through 1788. During his journey Goethe wrote a journal and also many letters which would be published in 1816-17 as the Italian Journey.
The museum is located in the house and in the same rooms in which Goethe lived with his friend the German painter Johann Wilhelm Tischbein during his stay in Rome.
The permanent exhibition covers his life in Italy, his work and writing, and also about his private life and shows original documents concerning his life.

The second exhibition, which is always a temporary exhibition, often refers to arguments and themes which connect somehow the Italian and German cultures or talks about artists like Max Beckmann, Heinrich Mann and Thomas Mann, Andreu Alfaro, Günter Grass and Johann Gottfried Schadow and their experiences in Italy as well as their examinations of Goethe. The museum owns a library, which includes also the collection of Richard W. Dorn.

The Casa di Goethe, opened in 1997 and is administrated by the Association of Independent Cultural Institutes (AsKI) and directed by Ursula Bongaerts.
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  • Even for me, having been to Rome about 50 times, there is still room for new discoveries. This time it was - among others - the Casa di Goethe. I had been surprised by the exhibition which puts in...  more »
  • We kept this museum/house on our last day in Rome. We visited Keats-Shelley house day before and the girl at the cashier there told us about Goethe´s house and said- but our (Keats-Shelley house) is.....  more »
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  • Small inexpensive museum. Mostly aimed at the Italian and German (reading) visitors. English is not always available. Nice collection from his travels in Italy.
  • Small, nice museum about Goethe in the house where he stayed while in Rome during the years 1786-1788. Nice original details are to be seen, as well as the famous window where Goethe was depicted by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein in 1787. Plenty of literature, also lighter books about Goethe in Italy for sale.

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