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Villa Diodati

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Location type: House
Location address: Schweiz, Genf, Cologny
Number of texts: 2
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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.

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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.

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