28 Aug. The Casa di Goethe on Via del Corso marks J. W. Goethe's birthday on 28 August with free guided tours at 11.00, 14.00, 16.00 and 17.00 as well as the traditional "brindisi" with a glass of Würzburger Stein wine at midday (the hour of Goethe's birth in 1749).
According to the museum, Goethe would be considered an alcoholic by today's standards: he consumed three bottles of wine each day.
The museum, which was founded in 1997 and is the world's only German foreign-based museum, is housed in the building in which Goethe stayed during his Roman sojourn from 1786 to 1788, together with Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein and other German artists.
For full details see Casa di Goethe website.
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Goethe's birthday celebrated at Casa di Goethe in Rome
Via del Corso, 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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