Places of Interest nearby
- Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Centre William Rappard
- European Free Trade Association
- World Intellectual Property Organization
- Palais des Nations
- Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
- Lombard Odier & Cie
- Banque cantonale de Genève
- Cimetière des Rois
Location address: Schweiz, Genf, Cologny
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The Villa Diodati is a manor in Cologny close to Lake Geneva. It is most famous for having been the summer residence of Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, John Polidori and others in 1816, where the basis for the classic horror stories Frankenstein and The Vampyre was laid.
Lord Byron stayed in the Villa Diodati, with his friend the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his entourage.
Lord Byron completed a third canto of Childe Harold here at Diodati.
A boat trip to the head of the lake with Shelley gave Byron material for his Prisoner of Chillon.
In this house, the basis for the classical horror stories Frankenstein and The Vampyre were laid.