John Keats and Axel Munthe home

"When John Keats arrived in Rome in November 1820 he was already desperately ill with tuberculosis. His Scottish doctor, James Clark, had found him and his companion Joseph Severn an apartment in which they were to spend the next four months and where Keats was to die. The rooms were on the second floor of this house, in the foreigners' quarter of Piazza di Spagna, just beside the famous Scalinata (Spanish Steps) leading up to the church of Trinità dei Monti"1.

In the same house - now the Keats-Shelley House with a Museum and a Library - from 1886 on also lived and worked swedish physician and writer Axel Munthe who was, in those years, a fashionable Doctor for the Rome high society2.

  • Photos 1-6 by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (November 2008) and photo 7 by Chiara Bonomo (November 2023)

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