For Goethe’s birthday Lorenzo Lavia reads from the “Roman Elegies”

Lecture and guided tours

The Goethe House Museum invites you to the birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe!

For the occasion, the Italian actor Lorenzo Lavia will read from the Roman Elegies.

We will also offer guided tours of the permanent collection and the temporary exhibition.


Lorenzo Lavia © Lorenzo Lavia



Actor and director, one of the protagonists of the contemporary theatre, film and television scene. He made his debut at only 17 years of age directed by his father Gabriele in the play “Richard III” by W. Shakespeare. In theatre he has also been directed over the years by Peppino Patroni Griffi, Piero Maccarinelli, Mario Missiroli, Marcello Cotugno, Daniele Ciprì, Federico Tiezzi, Massimiliano Farau, and Sergio Rubini. He is one of the protagonists of the saga ‘Smetto quando voglio’ directed by Sidney Sibilia. He signed the direction of the plays “Il vero amico” by C.Goldoni (Festival di Borgioverezzi), “Il metodo” by J.. Garcelan, “Il gioco dell’amore e del caso” and “La doppia incostanza” by Marivaux (Teatro di Roma), “Ti porto con me” by Arianna Mattioli (Teatro Eliseo), “Three more sleepless nights” by Caryl Churchill (Teatro di Roma production – national debut in the review “Trend – nuove frontiere della scena britannica” curated by Rodolfo Di Giammarco), “The Garden” by Zinnie Harris.

In 2020 he makes his debut at the opening of the Todi Festival with Arianna Mattioli’s play “Era un fantasma”, which he also directs with Ninni Bruschetta, Lodo Guenzi and Matteo Branciamore. In 2021, he was the protagonist and director of the play “The White Nights” by F. Dostoeskij. He was directed by Emanuele Imbucci in the TV film ‘Carla’, by Marco Bellocchio in the series ‘Interno Notte’, by Michele Placido in ‘L’ombra di Caravaggio’ and by Luca Criscienti in the SKY film ‘La versione di Anita’. He has just published his book ‘The Little Prince’ with People in collaboration with Resq – People saving People. In 2023-24 he will be on stage with the show ‘Le Gratitudini’ directed by Paolo Triestino and with the play ‘La teoria del caos’ by Arianna Mattioli, produced by the Teatro Stabile di Catania.