Villa Diodati, Where Frankenstein Was Created


The mansion depicted in the image is known as Villa Diodati. It is where Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori spent their rainy vacation in 1816 and told ghost stories that inspired the story of Frankenstein. Villa Diodati is located along Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Source:  “Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Is 200 Years Old – Bridgeman Blog.” – Bridgeman Blog,

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