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John Keats 31 October 1795 23 February 1821
Went to Italy in 1820 in the hopes that the climate would ease his tuberculosis.

In Italy Keats spent his last few months at 26 Piazza di Spagna in a third floor room where he died in 1821.
The room is now a small museum and is open weekdays 9a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday 11a.m.-6p.m. closed for lunch - entry 3 euros.

The poet's grave is at the Cimitero Acatholico perGli Stranieri (metro Piramide), close to Piazza di Porto San Paolo in Testacio. Keats lies next to his friend, the painter Joseph Severn. from The Times, 2.11.09

This grave

contains all that was Mortal
of a

YOUNG ENLISH POET

Who
on his Death Bed
in the Bitterness of his heart
at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
Desired
these Words to be engraved on his Tomb here

"Here lies One
Whose Name was writ in Water"


Feb 24th 1821
Venice
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