Philanthropist Eduard Arnhold purchased Villa Massimo in 1910, and built a haven for artists comprised of a central villa nestled among cypress trees, Roman vases, sarcophagi, and classical statues.
By generously donating the sprawling villa to the German government, Arnhold hoped to create a place for writers, musicians, architects, and visual artists to study and work. The German Academy awards a prestigious fellowship to 10 promising German talents who receive a studio, living space, and access to Roman institutions. In addition, the Academy offers a wide range of exhibitions, concerts, readings, as well as outdoor activities that are open to the public. In June Villa Massimo holds its annual Festa dell’Estate and in September hosts a popular electronic music festival, dubbed Electronic Campfire.
ACCADEMIA TEDESCA ROMA VILLA MASSIMO
Largo di Villa Massimo, 1-2