Führungen in der Casa di Goethe

Guided tours

In Italian, German and English

We are back to pre-covid capacity. We offer guided tours for groups of max. 25 people.

Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
You will gain an insight into Goethe’s life in Rome, the reasons for his “flight” from Weimar and the impact his stay in Italy had on his later creative work. What did the city look like that Goethe explored on his walks? Who were the people he shared an apartment with, which artists did he frequently visit? And why did he later describe his time in Rome as the happiest in his life? We provide answers to these and other questions in a tour of the permanent and the temporary exhibitions.

“Tischbein put the poet up in this room. It is here that each evening Goethe prepared a workload that he embarked on early in the morning, whilst still in bed: “Each morning before I get up, I am writing on Iphigenia”, he reported to Johann Gottfried Herder in Weimar. During the day, he strolls through Rome with Tischbein and the latter’s artist friends. And even at night Goethe is not always alone – his lover, Faustina, to whom he later dedicates the fifth Roman Elegy, keeps him company. The room accommodates the poet until 22nd February 1787, the day of his departure to Naples. After he returns, he will move into Tischlein’s great ‘hall’.”

Guided tours:
Groups of 10 to max. 25 persons€ 40 plus admission fee/person
School and student groupsfree of charge plus € 5 admission fee/person
Sundays 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. in Italianfree of charge plus admission fee/person
Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions by prior appointment only in the languages it/de/en (duration approx. 60 minutes)
Audio guide rental fee€ 5
Group rooms on request