GTVilla Freischuetz
GTVilla Freischuetz

Villa Freischütz House Museum

An impressive villa in Maia Alta, surrounded by the “Garden of Living Silence”, displays the art collection of Franz Fromm.

In 1909, a villa was built in a top location in Maia Alta. The stately house no longer presents itself in Art Nouveau style like many other buildings in the spa town, but already in the style of architectural modernism, which was predominant in the first half of the 20th century. From the Via Priami path, which leads past the villa, it is hard to see in its park between the trees.

But it houses a very special exhibition: the impressive art collection of Franz Fromm, who bought the house in 1922. Franz Fromm was a wine merchant from Prussia, but he had a passion for works of art from all over the world. He died in the Villa Freischütz in 1941. His granddaughter Rosamaria Navarini (1926-2013) donated the villa and its art collection to a foundation that was to make it accessible to the public. This Fondazione Navarini-Ugarte now runs the museum, which displays everyday objects from the period 1922-1941, including board games and household books, as well as works of art such as paintings by Ellen Tornquist and Georg Greve Lindau.

The villa itself is also worth a visit: The high rooms, the magnificent terrazzo floors, the Asian wallpapers and the furniture from all corners of the world provide a fascinating environment. It is surrounded by the wildly overgrown "Garden of Living Silence". And how to reach the museum, called "Hausmuseum Villa Freischütz" in German and "Casa Museo Villa Freischütz" in Italian? It is located in the Via Priami path in Maia Alta (for those coming by foot), there is a bus stop (line 1) about a 5-minute walk away. Access to the parking space for cars: Via Belvedere road 8.

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Opening times

  • Tue 31 Jan closed
  • Wed 01 Feb closed
  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb closed
  • Sat 04 Feb closed
  • Sun 05 Feb closed
  • Mon 06 Feb closed

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Spring 2023 (04/08/2023 - 06/10/2023)

  • Mon 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sun closed

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) closed

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Summer 2023 (06/12/2023 - 07/29/2023)

  • Mon 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sun closed

Summer closure 2023 (08/01/2023 - 08/31/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2023 (09/01/2023 - 11/04/2023)

  • Mon 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

1st floor (visit without guide):
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 children and young people (under 18 years)
€ 8.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 8.00 people with disabilities

2nd floor (guided tour only):
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 children and young people (under 18 years)
€ 8.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 8.00 people with disabilities

More information

The season 2023 will start on April 8, summer closure in August. The 2nd floor is accessible only during a guided tour (in German or Italian language, audio guide in English), reservation needed.

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