Poet John Keats died on February 23, 1821. Following his death, his close friend Joseph Severn wrote, “I am broken down beyond my strength.” We had the opportunity to visit the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, which is now a museum dedicated to the English Romantic poets, and is also the place where Keats died, aged just 25.
Located in the historical centre of Genoa, Italy, Via Garibaldi is lined with renovated and deserted grand residences of the late-Renaissance and Baroque periods. One of these palaces is Palazzo Bianco which now houses an extensive European art collection, including Caravaggio’s Ecce Homo. These images are from our first visit, but the city and the street warrant a return.