Now at last, I have
arrived in the first city
of the world!
J. W. G. / Italian Journey / 1st November 1786
Casa di Goethe


The exhibition "Max Peiffer Watenphul - from the Bauhaus to Italy", dedicated to a singular artist of Modernism, is still opened until 10 March 2024!

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Casa di Goethe
di Goethe

The Via del Corso 18 in Rome is a remarkable place, steeped in history.
Where once Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749 – 1832) lived with his painter friend Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein during his famous Italian journey, a unique museum has been established: the Casa di Goethe. Visit the permanent exhibition that is well worth seeing, discover Goethe’s versatility and make a foray into the 18th century.

The museum features not only two impressive libraries, but also regular temporary exhibitions, a scholarship programme and events dedicated to German-Italian cultural exchange.


Temporary and permanent exhibitions


Temporary exhibition

Max Peiffer Watenphul. From the Bauhaus to Italy


Casa di Goethe

Permanent exhibition

Goethe in Italy

Live, travel, discover

What awaits you at the museum?

Information regarding your visit

Casa di Goethe Eintritt & Öffnung

Admission and opening hours

Here you can find out more about admission fees, reductions and opening times of the museum and the libraries.

Admission and opening hours
Casa di Goethe Führungen

Guided tours

We offer tours of the permanent and/or special exhibitions in the languages German, Italian or English.

To the guided tours
Casa di Goethe Schüler und Studenten

Schoolchildren and students

The museum has special offers for schoolchildren and students. Find out more here.

View offers
Stipendium im Casa di Goethe


You can find useful information about new calls for applications, sponsors and scholarships in the scholarship section.

Information on scholarships
Casa di Goethe Sammlung


The Casa di Goethe has its own collection that is regularly extended with the support of the Federal Government and other sponsors.

To the collection
Bookshop Casa di Goethe


Not only Goethe – discover the exhibition catalogues and publication series of the Casa di Goethe/Arbeitskreis selbstständiger Kultur-Institute e.V. (Working Group of Independent Cultural Institutes).

Browse online


Goethe special library & historical library

Casa di Goethe Bibliotheken
Casa di Goethe

Goethe special library:
Reference library with numerous valuable first editions of Goethe’s works and extensive secondary literature on Goethe’s life and works.

Goethe special library

Historical library
and library of the German Association of Artists

Historical library

I do nothing except look, go away, and come back and look again. Only in Rome can one educate oneself for Rome.
J. W. G. / Italian Journey / 7th November 1786
Casa di Goethe