For generations Piazza di Spagna has been visited by architects, painters, musicians and poets who all lodged here. Tobias Smollett, George Eliot, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce were just a few of the many who were attracted and inspired by the celebrated centro storico. Click on the blue plaques to see where some famous British and American residents lived.

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Mary Ann Cross, George Eliot (1819-1880) Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830) Samuel Rogers (1763–1855) William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) Anna Jameson (1794–1860) Lady Gwendoline Talbot-Borghese (1817–1840) John Keats (1795–1821) John Gibson (1790–1866) Joseph Severn (1793–1879) Robert Browning (1812–1889) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) George Gordon Lord Byron (1788–1824) Sir James Clark (1788–1870) Thomas Cole (1801–1848) J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) Henry James (1843–1916) Samuel Morse (1791–1872) Amelia Curran (1775–1847) William Wetmore Story (1819–1895) Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) Interactive Map