This website provides basic information on Svevo’s life and works, and a list of Svevian locations in the city of Trieste. It also provides information on the Svevo Museum, its history, activities, events and publications, as well as a description of the manuscripts, published works and criticism and the Triestine writer’s personal possessions contained in its collections.
Scholars and students who wish to consult the collections, including the iconographic materials and bibliographic and reference materials, may contact the Museum by e-mail or telephone (see Contact Information).
Monday to saturday
9.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 18.00
via Madonna del Mare 13
2nd floor of
Public Library “Attilio Hortis”
+39 040 675 8170
+39 040 675 8182
4 euro each visitor
(2 for schoolchildren)
Svevo Museum in Trieste
Museum possesses the original drafts of all of Svevo’s other writings: his plays, essays and articles, novellas, fables, diaries and personal notes, as well as his extremely rich correspondence.
Svevo's library was almost completely destroyed in the bombing of 1945, but in recent years, another seventy books with his signature have been found in the legacy of his son-in-law Antonio Fonda Savio.
The Sveviano Museum in collaboration with the Master in "Digital Humanities" of the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice hosts the experimentation of Wikitude augmented reality software.
Italo Svevo was born Aron Hector Schmitz (but known as Ettore at home) on 19 December 1861 in Trieste from a Jewish middle-class family. After attending boarding school he started to work at the Trieste branch of the Austrian Union Bank.