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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Corazon A. Ong, Contributor
CIMETERO ACATTOLICO (NON-Catholic Cemetery) in Rome is a place to die for.
Oscar Wilde tagged it the holiest place in Rome. With lush plants, towering Mediterranean cypresses, friendly cats and high walls to shield it from the noise of the bustling city, it is the final resting place of English romantic poets John Keats (1795-1821) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). Shelleys son is also buried in the cemetery.
Keats succumbed to tuberculosis while Shelley drowned in a sailing accident.
Shelley liked the place so much he wrote: It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.
Founded in 1734, Cimetero Acattolico has also been called the Protestant or …