George Gordon, Lord Byron lived in Italy (mainly in Venice, Ravenna and Pisa) between 1817 and 1823, when he decided to join the Greek fight for independence.
The fourth canto (the term used for the three parts of Dante's Commedia) of his poem
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a sort of poetical guide of Italy.
This page contains excerpts of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto IV related to Rome and its monuments. You may wish to read also excerpts from John Cam Hobhouse - Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold: containing Dissertations on the Ruins of Rome - 1818
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Canto the Fourth
Read What Dante Saw.
Read What Goethe Saw.
Read What Charles Dickens Saw.
Read What Henry James Saw.
Read What Mark Twain Saw.
Read What William Dean Howells Saw.
Read Their Travel Journals (excerpts from journals by British and American Travellers in 1594-1848).
Read Dan Brown's Spaghetti Bolognaise (excerpts from Angels and Demons)