Open House Roma

Architecture, Roma

Guided Tours inside Villa Maraini
Registration required


Guided Tours inside Villa Maraini
Registration required

Villa Maraini opens its doors and welcomes visitors as part of the ninth edition of Open House Roma, the annual event that in just one weekend celebrates the architecture and design of the Capital, allowing the free opening of hundreds of buildings notable for their architectural features.

A jewel of early twentieth-century Rome, the headquarters of Istituto Svizzero is a villa in eclectic style that was built in 1905 by architect Otto Maraini for his brother Emilio Maraini, an industrialist and sugar producer from Ticino. The building and its gardens stand on an artificial hill – originally a landfill – that offers a panoramic view of the city from one of the districts of the historic center of Rome, in close proximity to the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese.

Istituto Svizzero,
Via Ludovisi 48, Rome

Free guided Tours are available at the following times:

Saturday 02.10.2021
11:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00

Sunday 03.10.2021
11:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00

Register here to participate.


In accordance with current regulations, the public is required to present a Covid Green Certificate at the entrance in order to access the event. This includes one of the following:

  • ‚ÄĘ You have received the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, with proof that you have received the first dose of vaccine at least 15 days previously or that you have completed the vaccination cycle;
  • ‚ÄĘ Recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months prior to the date of the event;
  • ‚ÄĘ Present a rapid antigenic or molecular test with a negative result within 48 hours prior to admission.