Swiss Institute in Rome


An aristocratic Villa designed to host artists and researchers.

Founded in 1947, the Swiss Institute in Rome is in beautiful Villa Maraini, on Via Ludovisi. Through the Villa’s frescoed walls, marble statues, and renders. A fascinating family story resonates, dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century.


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 looking forward to expanding their cultural outreach.


As part of its programming, the Swiss Institute holds several recurring events each year.

  • A concert in the garden marks the beginning of spring (in May);
  • A final event dedicated to residency projects (in June);
  • Two major exhibitions: one as a solo and one as a group (usually in spring and in autumn);
  • September Calling: an evening to introduce new residents (in September);
  • The pre-Christmas event taking place in alternation in the different sites of the Swiss Institute (in December).
  • Dispute: an international conference presenting a new theme each year;
  • ArCHeoM: Archaeology Ph.D. students from Swiss universities present their research projects;
  • Swiss Talks: a series of meetings dedicated to the current trends of contemporary Swiss architecture.


Via Ludovisi, 48

Exhibition hours (if available):
Wed, Fri: 2pm to 6pm; Thu: 2pm to 8pm; Sat, Sun: 11am to 6pm

Library is open Mon–Fri from 9.30am – 1pm, only by appointment

Discover Foreign Academies and Institutes in Rome

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news, events, and insights from Rome

By subscribing you agree with our privacy policy.

Tags from the story
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *