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Typology: House Museum, Literary Museum, Private Museum


Address: Piazza di Spagna, 26
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: +39 06 6784235
Fax: +39 06 6784167

Opening times

Monday-Saturday: 10.00 -13.00 and 14.00 - 18.00
Sunday: closed

In August 2020 the museum will be open on Sundays as well (with regular opening hours).
The museum wil be open on 15 August (Ferragosto), as well.

The museum is closed on the following days: 8 December, 24-31 December, 1 January


Reduction for under 18 and over 65 years old: €5.00
Ticket: €6.00

Students may pay €5.00 provided they have students' ID. Touring Club, Carta per due, and FAI members provided with a valid card may also pay €5.00. 

ICOM members and children under 6 may enter for free.


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Today's events

Gusto (Exhibitions) from 2020-10-31 to 2021-02-27


Inserted at the foot of the Spanish Steps on the right is the house that was the residence of the English poet John Keats from November 1820 to February 23 1821, the day of his death, known as the Casa Rossa (Red House). The poet had reached Rome accompanied by his friend and travelling companion Joseph Severn in the vain hope of curing his tuberculosis. Keats’ tragic death inspired his friend and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley(1792-1822) to write the work Adonais. Aftera little more than one year in July 1822, Shelley himself drowned during asail-boat ride. Both poets are now buried in the Protestant Cemetery near the Cestia Pyramid. In 1903 the Casina Rossa risked to be demolished to build a hotel, but in 1907 with the support of king Edward the Seventh, President Roosevelt, and king Victor Emanuel the Third the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association was founded and in 1909 the house was opened to the public and dedicated to the memory of the two poets. Souvenirs and relics of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and other English poets, who loved, lived in Italy and wrote about it, have been collected during the last ninety years. The House now also hosts one of the most furnished libraries of English romantic literature in Europe.


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Last checked: 2020-11-10 11:51