John Keats
1795-1821

Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna
 

Keats’s doctor, James Clark, who lived in Piazza di Spagna and knew Keats's story, was himself interested in literature and looked after the poet with care and devotion. He believed, however, that Keats had digestive problems and not the tuberculosis which had been diagnosed in England. To raise Keats's morale, which was low after his long journey, he suggested regular exercise instead of the rest prescribed in London. Keats was able to go out at first, and would sometimes walk on the Pincio. He and Severn even hired horses and rode out on the Via Flaminia. But on 10 December 1820 he suffered a serious hemorrhage.

 

 
Piazza di Spagna