Rome – Goethe

The playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller and the writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had a long lasting friendship. Like Schiller, Goethe’s novels and poetry are not so well-known by English speakers, although many of his poems have been set to music by famous composers including Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner and Mahler.

Goethe spent two years travelling in Italy from 1786 to 1788 and on his return to Weimar in Germany published Italian Journey, which is a travel diary of the first part of his trip.

We have visited the house where Goethe stayed while in Rome, which is now an interesting museum, and seen the grand Goethe Monument in the garden of the Villa Borghese.

Goethe Monument Rome

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