Renaissance palaces from the peak of power of a small republic, now museums of that age and office buildings for banks, the power elite of the this age.
Modern museums for diversion of the middle class.
Gritty port city with women occupying the shadows of doorways in dark narrow streets.
Castelletto, the modern setting for neo-renaissance high rise apartment buildings overlooking the city and the sea.
From our roof-top patio, we breath in the cool sea air, drink in the sites around us, and absorb the history this port has played. The sun sets and cast shadows on the pastels of the apartment buildings around us and le rondini, the black sparrows of this area, dart across the sky. It is a moment of inspiration.