How I Loved the Broken Things of Rome

campo di fiori
"A city: that framework constructed by men for men, monotonus if you will, but only as are wax cells laden with honey, a place of meeting and exchange, where peasants come to sell their produce, and linger to gape and stare at the paintings of a portico..."

       Maguerite Yourcenar,
       Memories of Hadrian
Andrea Doria