How to find Villa Valsovano, Shelley's home in Livorno in 1819

Villa Valsovano, where Shelley stayed in 1819Villa Valsovano, where Shelley stayed in 1819The Villa Valsovano, where the English writer Percy Bysshe Shelley stayed in the summer of 1819, is not easy to find since it is listed in many places as being in Via del Fagiano which is where the original entrance to the villa was.

However, to see the villa these days you have to go to Via Filippo Venuti, near Livorno's hospital, about 20 minutes' walk from the city centre.

Villa Valsovano stands in a narrow side street off Via Venuti, at number 23. It is not marked on the main street so is very easy to miss unless you know what you are looking for. There is a kind of storage yard on the corner. Villa Valsovano, a plaque commemorates Shelley's stay here in 1819Villa Valsovano, a plaque commemorates Shelley's stay here in 1819These photos show what to look for.

How to get there: Bus no. 8R from Via Cogorano (near Piazza Grande)

To see the location of the Villa Valsovano on a map, click here

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Byron and Shelley in LivornoFront door to Villa Valsovano, Via Venuti 23Front door to Villa Valsovano, Via Venuti 23Villa Valsovano, as seen from Via Venuti, LivornoVilla Valsovano, as seen from Via Venuti, Livorno

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