In the mid-19th century, romantic British artists and writers flocked to Florence, and poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were among them. In 1847, the couple rented a flat in Piazza San Felice in the Oltrarno, not far from Palazzo Pitti. Now one of Britain's Landmark Trust properties, the apartment — which sleeps six in three bedrooms — has been restored to a close proximity of the way it looked when the Brownings lived there (based on paintings from the time), including some of their original furniture and art.
Sonnets from the Portuguese was written here, and the Brownings hosted other famous English authors, such as Anthony Trollope and John Ruskin.
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- Accessible by Public Transportation
Number of Rooms: 1 apartment
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