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Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley House

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Today: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
This Week
Monday:10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday:10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday:10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday:10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Friday:10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday:11:00am-2:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $5.88 USD (5.00 EUR)

English Poetry in Rome

This is the house in which famous Romantic poet John Keats died, at the young age of 25, and has been turned into a memorial museum for Keats and other Romantic poets Byron and Shelley. The House, which was opened to the public in 1909, now contains an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, relics, and first editions which celebrate the lives of Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron. Other highlights of the collection include locks of John Milton and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s hair, Byron’s wax carnival mask, and manuscripts by Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and Keats’s friend and travelling companion Joseph Severn. The House contains one of the finest libraries of Romantic literature in the world; now numbering more than 8,000 volumes, with more titles added yearly. Many thousands of people visit the House every year in tribute to Keats's genius, and also that of the others, to whom the House is also officially dedicated.

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