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The Keats–Shelley Memorial House is a writer's house museum in Rome, Italy, commemorating the Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The museum houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia, letters, manuscripts, and paintings relating to Keats and Shelley, as well as Byron, Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, and others. It is located on the second floor of the building situated just to the south of the base of the Spanish Steps and east of the Piazza di Spagna.
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I’m so happy to visit here. It’s nice to stay here beneath the crowded plaza. The scripts are kept nicely.
amazing! I had a wonderful time inside and I was very moved when I walked into the room where keats breathed his last breath. I could almost visualize his presence. it might have been wonderful in his days. the museum is well kept and they were very kind and helpful. I would definitely come back again. but if you are not a lit enthusiast and haven't ever read romantic poetry, this is not the place you should be.
Well maintained place. Has lot of possessions of Keats and Shelley like books, bed, letters etc
It was a beautiful experience.To see Keats Shelley museum in person was an amazing experience
Fun and informative, we spent a rainy afternoon exploring here.
A Keats house is a quiet sanctuary in the heart of Rome next to the Spanish Steps. The house itself seems unremarkable, even ordinary, but step inside and you find a literary treasure trove. Letters and original hand-written manuscripts of Keats, Shelley and Byron together with first editions of their works, and drawings, pictures and memorabilia, most notably Keats' death mask in the room in which he died. In November 1820, John Keats, who was dying of tuberculosis, came to Rome at the urging of friends and doctors who hoped that the warmer climate might improve his health. He lived here until his death at age twenty-five on 23 February 1821. Looking out of the window over the Piazza di Spagna from the little room where he died it seems peaceful and very different from the scene of bustle and chaos below. The memorial house also contains letters from Wordsworth, Robert Browing and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Oscar Wilde. We walked through this collection of small and modest rooms which belie the significance of their contents. A real gem if you are interested in literature. Highly recommend.
The perfect escape from the cacophony of the Spanish Steps: it is well-preserved, interesting and the staff are very helpful. If you have even the slightest interest in literature or the Romantics, this should be the first place on your itinerary. A unsung gem in the city!