Villa Sciarra - Institute of German Studies

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Villa Sciarra house, Rome, Italy

This villa belonged to the Berberini's in 17th century and to the Sciarra's from 18th century till 1896 and in 1902 became a property of an American diplomat George Wurst, who's widow, very rich woman Enrichetta Tower Wurst, granted it to the city in 1932.

When her husband died, Hernietta gave the villa to Benito Mussolini on condition that it would be a public garden. The park variously arranged in the first years of the century has a rich and particular sculpture decoration, a series of statues and fountains coming from different Lombard villas and realized in the first years of the 18th century. Very interesting is the flora with Italian and Mediterranean samples combined with exotic samples. In the Roman period this little park was a sanctuary dedicated to the nymphs.
Villa Sciarra at Via Dandolo, Via CalandrelliI, Via Delle Mura Gianicolensi
The Wurst reconstructed the building (on the left) and now it contains very few original parts of 15th century construction, they also erected in the garden numerous statues of 18th century taken from other villas. Today here is the residence of the Institute of Germanic Studies.
Villa Sciarra figures Villa Sciarra garden
Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici (Italian Institute of German Studies) was founded in 1932 to promote in Italy studies and researches in the field of of German or Germanic culture, literature, or language and the history of the Germanic peoples, its first president was Giovanni Gentile. It publishes the four-monthly review "Studi germanici" (German studies), founded in 1935, and organizes congresses, round-table conferences, meetings, exhibitions.

Villa Sciarra - Institute of German Studies
Entrances: Via Dandolo, Via CalandrelliI, Via Delle Mura Gianicolensi
Via Dandolo (Via Calandrelli, 25)
00153, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
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Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Telephone: 0039 06 5888132 - 136
Fax: 0039 06 5888139
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