October 27, 2015

Literary Rome

Hello, everybody! As you know last week I went on a short vacation in Rome, Italy. I had a great time and I loved the city. But Rome has always been attractive to some of the most well-known writers of the previous centuries. During my stay, I had the chance to visit some spots that are significant to all of us literary lovers. Here is a list of what a book lover can see in the eternal city:

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Located in the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna, this is the place where Keats spent his last days. My photo was taken at night by my mobile, so it's a little blurry.

Found on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Keats

Antico Caffè Greco

Also located near Piazza di Spagna, this is one of the oldest cafès in Rome (dating back in 1760). Many famous writers, such as George Eliot, Nikolai Gogol, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne visited this cafè.

Villa Borghese

Found on http://www.romeartlover.it/Borghese.html

One of my favourite places in Rome, in Villa Borghese you can find these sculptures of the famour writers Nikolai Gogol, Lord Byron, Alexander Pushkin, Ahmet Shawki, Ferdowsi, Nizami Ganjavi and Victor Hugo (who you can below).

Found on https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425027283561605289

This is called The Gift a piece of modern art by the Joseph Kosuth. You can find it in Museo Nazionale D'Arte Moderna, also located in Villa Borghese. I love this quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

National Roman Museum

Among the numerous sculptures that there are in the National Roman Museum, I saw these busts of Socrates and Sappho

These are some of the things that I explored in Rome.
To finish this post, here is a list of novels taking place in the eternal city:


  1. I love this city! Glad you had a good time :)

  2. I love that you were essentially able to explore Rome through a literary tour! :)


  3. I have never been to Rome but I am sure it's a beautiful place. And it's great that on your vacation you spent time exploring some writers and their work related in Rome.

    Glad that you had a great time!

    1. Thank you! It was an amazing trip and I loved Rome :)

  4. Wow! I've never been to Rome, but I really want to! You're so lucky!
    ~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.

    1. You should definitely visit when you get the chance :)


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