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).

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