The Keats-Shelley House is located at the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. It was the final home of English born poet John Keats. In 1820, when he had begun showing the serious effects of tuberculosis it was decided that he would travel to Italy in the hopes that the warmer climate would help cure his sickness. On September 13 he left, along with his friend, Joseph Severn, and arrived in Rome on November 14, taking up residence in this villa on the Spanish Steps. His decline in health proceeded rapidly and on February 23, 1821, he died in his bedroom here at the villa. In 1903 American poet Robert Underwood Johnson expressed an interest in restoring the second floor apartment. The house was eventually purchased in 1906 and turned into a museum in 1909.