This house on the Spanish Steps was a sort of poet hotel, accommodating the likes of Byron, Shelley, Coleridge and Robert Browning on their inspirational passages through the Eternal City. Keats died here of tuberculosis in 1821 and a variety of macabre memorabilia relating to the English Romantic poets is stored here. These include a lock of Keats’s hair and his death mask as well as an urn holding the charred remains of Shelley’s skeleton. The comprehensive library contains a melancholia-inducing collection of manuscripts, documents and letters. Keats’s apartment above the museum can be rented for weeks or weekends through Britain’s Landmark Trust (www.landmarktrust.org.uk).