Keats-Shelley House

Keats-Shelley House, Rome: Hours, Address, Keats-Shelley House Reviews: 4.5/5

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
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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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Melanie K
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
This was a definite highlight of our trip to Rome. We decided to do the afternoon tea experience and it was special and delightful. The scones and honey were delicious and the tea refreshing. It is right on the Spanish Steps but has some privacy with natural fencing. The two hour time slot is perfect and the short tour of the house beforehand was great. Connor was very knowledgable and enthusiastic and we enjoyed our visit very much. I was also thrilled to be able to catch a poetry reading with Julian Sands on our last day in Rome/Italy. It was wonderful and although the weather was hot Mr Sands put lots of passion into his reading and it was just amazing. I bought a couple of the books and he very graciously signed them for me and my friend. I am still thinking of that visit to the gem of a house in the midst of bustling Rome and happy that I was there at the right time to enjoy it fully. All of the staff were lovely and welcoming and if you happen to be in Rome and want a little quiet time and some history of Keats and Shelley please don't hesitate to go, I highly recommend it.
Written June 11, 2022
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA179 contributions
A true honor to visit this site. It's not so much about, "Here's the bed Keats spent his last waking hours." It's more like, "Here's an anchor for celebrating British Romantic poets who spent time in Rome."

Thank you for so beautifully and poignantly maintaining a focal point for this subject matter.
Written November 6, 2021
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Alexander Theo
New York2 contributions
Coming to visit the house should be a pilgrimage for anyone who loves the Romantics. It was a very touching experience I’ll never forget, and I’m so grateful I remembered it was in the Piazza di Spagna, which is so filled in contrast to the quiet of the museum. The house itself is just a few rooms, with a gift shop and very warm English-speaking staff. Though cluttered, which adds to the charm, the collection items are so enriching and appropriate for the house’s narrative, and I sensed the devotion put into everything throughout the spaces. Even for those who aren’t familiar with Keats and the Romantic poets, or the Romantic period, there are plenty of well-designed stops of information explaining their biographies and concepts behind the movement. It was so refreshing to see a part of Rome’s history that is not commonly sought out.
Written June 25, 2022
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Clarissa C
Dallas, TX60 contributions
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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Curiosity637680
Richmond, UK5 contributions
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
Italy367 contributions
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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uncleglyn
Holt, UK107 contributions
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
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, UK323 contributions
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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Bryan W
Belleville, IL247 contributions
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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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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