Keats-Shelley House
Keats-Shelley House
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Known as Casina Rosa, this small museum is devoted to the authors' works and memorabilia.
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Neighborhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Spagna • 2 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 8 min walk
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Clarissa C
Dallas, TX87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I had passed this many times but really didn't realize what it was. It is definitely worth a visit even if you don't know much about Shelley or Keats. It really gives you a feeling of what Rome was like in the early 1800s.
Written June 15, 2022
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SunnyDayLucy
Crewe, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you have any interest in Romantic English literature & poetry then this is definitely worth an hour of your time.
Next door to the Spanish steps this small museum in what was John Keats final home contains a short video on his life, a library of books including first editions and letters and a recreation of his bedroom.
A great insight into the time and we throughly enjoyed it. The museum staff were very helpful and welcoming. There is a balcony at the back that you can sit out overlooking the Spanish steps.
Check opening times as they do vary. They currently close 1-2pm for lunch.
Accessibility: there are several flights of stairs as the museum is on the first & second floors. I didn’t notice a lift. There is a toilet.
Written January 3, 2024
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Curiosity637680
Richmond, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
A really surprising and idiosyncratic find in the middle of Rome. Full of letters, papers and paintings referring to the history of the time and the lives of these poets. The little terrace overlooking the Spanish steps is very charming as is the cute little shop.
Written July 23, 2020
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cakewithaview
Italy390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
In all the surrounding noise, this place is a haven of peace and tranquillity. There's nothing which actually belonged to Keats, as all his belongings had to be burnt due to him dying in that house of TB. The floors, ceiling and fireplace are original. What you will find, however, are many first editions of works by not only Keats but also Shelley and Byron, as well as Mary Shelley's writing desk and lots of manuscripts and letters which are so fascinating to peruse.
I also decided to treat myself to afternoon tea on the little terrace, provided by Babington's Tea Room. What can I say? Tea and scones, overlooking the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna and Trinità dei Monti. Does it get any better?
Written September 17, 2021
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Timothy B
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a little hidden gem. My mother told me about it, so I knew to look out for it. There is a lot of information, a nice little video and a reconstruction of Keats' bedroom. This is one for people who are interested in literature and writers.
Written November 4, 2023
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Bryan W
Belleville, IL240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Wonderful museum. This is where Keats lived out his final months.Nice collection of Keats, Shelley and Mary Wolstencraft items. Staff was friendly. Air conditioned and quiet. A peaceful break from the maddening crowd of tourists outside. If you have any interest in literature do not pass this place up.
Written July 6, 2019
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uncleglyn
Holt, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Fascinating place to go back in time, providing a peaceful, tranquil place enabling you to share the same views that Keats and Shelley had during their time in Rome. The house is packed full of Romantic Poets archives. A must see during your time in Rome. Tip: the house closes at 1pm for lunch so make sure you start your visit no later than 12 noon.
Written November 12, 2017
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868samiraa
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
There's a wondrous focus and simplicity to what this museum does which makes it a must see: It's a historic house, restored with sensitivity to create real atmosphere but not slavish obsession, a treasure trove or documents and artifacts and a centre for scholarship about these important figures. The Goethe House round the corner run by the German government, though much bigger, is in comparison cold and impersonal and gave you no real insight into the remarkable talents who lived there.
The introductory films are really helpful. The exhibits and the explanatory info are truly fascinating. I spent well over an hour here, because of how absorbing the story was. The gift shop has some brilliantly chosen things to buy. One of the real gems of a visit to Rome.
Written October 28, 2014
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PRL-London
London, UK318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I not only visited the impressive museum, but stayed in the apartment above, which is managed by The Landmark Trust. We have stayed in several Landmark buildings, but this one is the most special. To stay in an apartment that Keats would recognise better than his old home that has become the museum below was a real privilege. The sense of history is very strong, the building is largely original and the simple ability to open the windows and look out on to the Spanish Steps an up to the Trinita dei Monti church is simply spectacular. Each morning we would look out and still couldn't believe that we were staying in such a unique and historic place. Piazza di Spagna is a fantastic location always full of life and there are few better places to spend the time of day in the wonderful city of Rome, although I you're staying in the apartment you need to be aware that people are there nearly all day and night and the noise is pretty much constant. However, that said, if you're looking for an unusual place to celebrate a special occasion, this would be an excellent choice. Just contact The Landmark Trust and take it from there. Highly recommend!
Written October 13, 2012
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Madeline
Saint Paul, MN42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Such a unique historical site in Rome - situated directly on one of the busiest tourist spots in the city. By contrast, the Keats-Shelley House is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle outside. There is no museum here like it. If you have any interest in literature or history at all, make sure to stop here.
Written November 19, 2019
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