Studiare Day 19

This will probably be my last blog post until after I get home. Friday night I’ll be busy packing for my Saturday flight, so I don’t think I’ll have time to blog.

After today’s classes, I decided to head to the Keats-Shelley Museum near the Spanish Steps. If you followed my blog two years ago, you may remember me visiting the graces of Keats and Shelley here in Rome.

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The bedroom Keats died in

 

Keats moved to Rome after getting tuberculosis. He knew another British winter would kill him, so he came to Rome with a friend and they found an apartment above the Spanish Steps. Keats lived only a few more months and then was buried in the only non-Catholic cemetery in town. He had visited the cemetery ahead of time and said he liked it because daisies, his favorite flowers, grew abundantly there.

Keats spent a good amount of his last days looking at the Spanish Steps from this window in his bedroom.

Keats spent a good amount of his last days looking at the Spanish Steps from this window in his bedroom.

In the early evening, I headed back to school for an extra lesson on pronunciation. Then I ate some gelato, walked some more, ate some pizza, did a little bit more grocery shopping (yogurt and fruit) for my last two mornings, and headed home to do my homework.

Can’t believe the time here always goes so fast! There are definitely things I miss about home, but I’m also trying to soak up as much Rome as I can before heading home.

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