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Keats-Shelley Memorial House

  • Piazza di Spagna 26 Map It
  • Piazza di Spagna

Published 11/12/2015

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Sent to Rome in a last-ditch attempt to treat his consumption, English Romantic poet John Keats lived—and died—in this house at the foot of the Spanish Steps. At that point, this was the heart of the colorful bohemian quarter of Rome that was especially favored by the English. Keats had become celebrated through such poems as "Ode to a Nightingale" and "She Walks in Beauty," but his trip to Rome was fruitless. He breathed his last here on February 23, 1821, aged only 25, forevermore the epitome of the doomed poet. In this "Casina di Keats," you can visit his rooms, although all his furnishings were burned after his death as a sanitary measure by the local authorities. You'll also find a rather quaint collection of memorabilia of English literary figures of the period—Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Joseph Severn, and Leigh Hunt as well as Keats—and an exhaustive library of works on the Romantics.

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Piazza di Spagna 26, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Weekdays and Sat. 10–1 and 2–6

Published 11/12/2015


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