Hg2 : The Hedonist

Keats-Shelley House

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).

Address
Piazza di Spagna 26,
Via Veneto
Telephone
+39 06 678 4235
Opening Times
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm. Sat 11am-2pm, 3-6pm. Close Sundays.
Price
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