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"Goethe statue sets trend in Villa Borghese" Top 5 Page for this destination Villa Borghese Tip by icunme

Villa Borghese, Rome: 78 reviews and 154 photos

  Goethe in Villa Borghese
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  • Goethe in Villa Borghese - Rome
      Goethe in Villa Borghese
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  • Goethe has his own little mound - Rome
      Goethe has his own little mound
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In 1903 the German Emperor William II commissioned a statue to commemorate the Roman sojourn of Goethe and this was placed in Villa Borghese. Other governments followed and meet many world renowned poets: Puskin, in particular seems to enjoy the Roman sunshine and rightly so, as he was used to the never-ending Russian winter nights. The Persian Firdousi and the Egyptian Shawky were more accustomed to a bright light. Many other notables can be found in the busts that adorn Piazza Bucarest on the Villa Borghese's Pincio.

Photo and reference text by Permission Roberto Piperno - granted for non-commercial purpose only. Visit Roberto's website:

Address: Via Aldrovandi, Via Raimondi (2 entries), Via Pinciana (2 entries), Piazzale Sao Paulo, Piazzale Flaminio Square Cervantes, Rome Italy
Directions: Villa Borghese
Phone: +39 06 0608

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2006
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