The second in our series of Keats-Shelley200 digital events will be a performance of operatic songs inspired by Keats's verse put to music by some of the world's greatest composers. This will be launched on 15 November to mark the bicentenary of Keats's arrival in Rome.
Keats's voyage started on 17 September 1820, when the poet set sail from London towards Naples aboard the sailing brig Maria Crowther. It took him more than a month to reach the bay of Naples and almost another month to arrive, finally, in Rome on 15 November 1820. You can follow Keats's voyage to Italy on Google Earth.
We are pleased to announce that, in addition to regular group visits, the Keats-Shelley House is now offering online visits through a virtual tour of the museum but with a live guide. This experience may be offered in English or Italian and the standard price of €6.00 for regular visitors and €5.00 for over 65 and students. The virtual tour lasts approximately one hour, and must be booked in advance through the usual channels (06 678 42 35/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are also delighted to announce our Keats-Shelley200 Gala('The Immortal Dinner 2021') to be held at the Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj in Rome on 12 June 2021. The evening will include a Champagne reception, gala supper, and evening of drama and music, with an exclusive tour of the Palazzo's Galleries and a production of "Life is but a Day" - a celebration of Keats in his own words by Angus Graham-Campbell.