A side entrance to the Palazzo Vecchio, no less, with the Medici coat-of-arms watching over me: a dream from out a historical novel.
Just outside the medieval wall of Siena now, and I have this for a view –
Which do you prefer? A view that sings the allure of courtly intrigue and power, or one that inspires landscape painting, leisurely tea with cakes?
Mostly, I just wish I had my beloved here to share it with.