Founded in 1947, the Swiss Institute in Rome is located in beautiful Villa Maraini, on via Ludovisi. The villa itself has been described as artfully eclectic and sits on top of an artificial hill that overlooks the city. Built by Emilio Maraini, the building neighbors many important structures in Rome including the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Galleria. The institute’s mission is to promote and support educational programs and research projects of young Swiss scholars, as well as create a relationship between Italy’s and Switzerland’s scientific and artistic communities. Additionally, the institute hosts art exhibitions, concerts and lectures by Italian, Swiss and international artists and researchers to expand their cultural outreach. (See website for full details.)
ISTITUTO SVIZZERO DI ROMA
Via Ludovisi, 48
Thurs, Fri – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guided tours (Italian, German and English)
By appointment only on Mon — 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Entry is 5€ per person.