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Piazza di Spagna / Trevi

KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE

05/12/2014
KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE

Rome has always attracted a myriad of artists, writers and other flaneurs prone to poetic profusions able to grasp the essence of life. Especially during the Romanticist period Rome saw an insurgence in cultural tourists desiring to experience the atmosphere of the fallen centre of the Roman Empire.

The Keats-Shelley House in Rome was the last home of english romanticist poet John Keats, who died here at the young age of 25. The house is located right next to the Spanish steps, and had fallen to ruin despite its exclusive location, by the beginning of the 20th century. After a generous funding campaign organized by english poet Rennell Rodd, the house became a museum in 1909, slowly expanding its collection of romanticist memorabilia and literature to become the most important point of reference for studying the literary period.

The building bears the name of both Keats and his friend and devotee Percy Bysshe Shelley, who lived with him in Rome. In fact, the museum includes many personal objects and coveted manuscripts of Shelley (both Percy and his wife Mary), Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, and many more.

The atmosphere of the house is peculiar, the melancholy of Keat's beauty lingers, yet the beauty of the memory of the flourishing period of english poetry overwhelms the visitors, permeating the velvet curtains and historic furnishing.The library is the heartpiece of the House, including over 8000 volumes of Romantic literature, a unique haven.

Keats-Shelley house
Address: Piazza di Spagna 26
Metro: Spagna
Phone: 06-68805880
Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
Website: www.keats-shelley-house.org

 

 

 

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