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

  • Thu 26 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 27 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 28 May 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sun 29 May closed
  • Mon 30 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 31 May 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 01 Jun 14:00 - 18:00

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Spring - summer 2022 (04/16/2022 - 07/31/2022)

  • 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 2022 (04/17/2022) closed

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) closed

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Summer closing 2022 (08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022)

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

Autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 11/05/2022)

  • 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 2022 (11/01/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

1st floor (single admission, 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 (only with guided tour):
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 children and young people (up to 18 years)
€ 8.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 8.00 people with disabilities

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The 1st floor can be visited without guide, the 2nd floor only during a guided tour (by reservation, in German or Italian language, audio guide in English).

The museum stays closed in the month of August and from November, 6, 2022, on.

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