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Best Literature & Music in Rome

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Keats-Shelley House

Keats-Shelley House is situated at the foot of Trinità dei Monti, where the English poet, John Keats spent his final days. It was acquired at the beginning of the century and contains memorabilia relating to the young Romantic poet—items such as a lock of hair, manuscripts, Oscar Wilde's autograph, as well as an urn containing remains of the poet Shelley, Keats' friend, who also died at a young age. The collection of volumes on Romanticism in English and Italian is very impressive. A papal order decreed that Keats' furniture should be burned after his death and so the original furnishings no longer remain.

Rome, Italy
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Casa Museo Mario Praz

Located on the third floor of Palazzo Primoli, the building which is also home to Museo Napoleonico, this museum lets you into the home of the late Italian art critic and scholar, Mario Praz. Once inside Casa Museo Mario Praz, it is hard to believe that Praz passed away in 1982; the preservation of his belongings is so thorough. Throughout his life, he collected unique pieces of art and furniture, and his abode gives you a chance to admire them, as well as giving you a sneak peek into his book collection.

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Casa di Goethe

Casa di Goethe located in Rome, is the place where the world famous German scholar Johann Wolfgang von Goethe resided with his writer friend Johann Tischbein when he came to Italy. People visit here during the cultural events to be part of the readings, discussions and speeches of artists and academicians. The updated reference library with its vast collection of books is a book lovers haven. A common sight here is the tourists and locals browsing through the expansive collection. Check the website for the schedule of events. Guided tours in English are also available for a fee.

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