Palace where Lord Byron lived in Venice has been identified
After a long, intensive period of research, scholar and author Vincenzo Patanè was able to identify beyond doubt the building where Lord Byron spent almost two years while living in Venice. From November 1816 until May 1818, Byron lived within a stone's throw from Teatro La Fenice, in a palace belonging to Pietro and Marianna Segati, who hosted the poet. Nowadays, the place is a hotel called 'Locanda Antica Venezia' where this plaque was unveiled this week after a campaign spearheaded by the scholar.
Patanè's dedication to the life and work of Byron has earned him two prestigious prizes, namely the Premio Lord Byron Porto Venere Golfo dei Poeti and the Premio Montale - Fuori casa, for his biography of Byron, titled The Summer of a Dormouse: The Myth of Lord Byron Through his Life, Travels, Loves and Works (Cicero 2013).
Vincenzo is also a Friend of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, and we congratulate him warmly for his well-deserved success and for his tireless activity and research.