Rome - Palazzo Verospi

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Rome - Palazzo Verospi

After an unhappy three-month stay in Naples, the Shelleys returned to Rome in early-March 1819, renting rooms in the Palazzo Verospi at number 300 Corso. The Corso was one of the more fashionable addresses in Rome—and still is. Today, the long narrow boulevard is still crammed with banks, expensive shops, and hotels. Number 300 is far south, very close to the Piazza Venezia.
Shelley's home away from home was number 310 Corso, the residence of aged painter/author/bluestocking Signora Marianna Dionigna. Her salon was the center of the Shelleys' social milieu.

Published @ RC

January 2006