Are you in Rome and want to find out more about art, history and Roman artists? Did you know about the existence of the Houses-Museum? We'll explain it to you right away: these are houses transformed into a museum, whose rooms are rebuilt in a faithful way allowing the visitor to harmonize into the artist's world who has lived in that house.
In Rome, many artists, writers and poets have lived for life or just passing through. Some have loved the Eternal City, some have criticized it, but all of them have left a mark of their passage.
We have counted 11 of those houses-Museums. Let's discover them together.
Let's start from Piazza di Spagna: we will find the home of the painter Giorgio De Chirico and the house where the romantic poet John Keats, who arrived in Rome in search of ancient beauty, died at only 25 years of age. Not far away the path continues towards Piazza del Popolo where at number 18 there is the House of Goethe, the German poet madly in love with Italy and the decadent charm of nineteenth-century Rome.
Also in the center, near Piazza Fontanella Borghese, the house of Mario Pratz, art critic and great collector: among the rooms and halls, visitors will be able to observe all the works collected by the intellectual who lived between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Right in the heart of Villa Borghese visitors can find the Pietro Canonica Museum, where they can visit the atelier and the private apartment, immersing themselves in the artist's life.
Inside the Villa Strohl Fern there is the study of the painter Francesco Trombadori, exponent of the so-called 'Roman School'.
Among the writers stands out the Alberto Moravia house-museum, with the exhibition of the places where Moravia wrote and his personal library, and the atelier of Luigi Pirandello. Furthermore, we shall mention the house-museum of the sculptor Hendrik Andersen, in Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20, is a short walk away from Piazzale Flaminio.