Nikolai Gogol's home is on Via Sistina in Rome. It was here the Russion author lived from 1838 to 1842. Beginning in 1836 he embarked on an extended tour of Europe, visiting Germany, Switzerland, France and then Italy. He settled here at Via Sistina in 1838. He met and fell in love with Count Joseph Vielhorskiy, who was then travelling through Italy looking for a cure for his tuberculosis. Vielhorskiy died in 1839, and Gogol was greatly moved. He would later publish Nights At The Villa, recounting their time together. During his time here he also worked on Dead Souls and his short story "The Overcoat". Gogol left Rome in 1842, eventually returning to Russia in 1848.