Saturday, May 14, 2011

I used to live here....

And by here, I mean I used to share an apartment at the top of the Medieval stone tower you see in the photo.

Il Nostro Inviato took this picture while he was visiting Florence last month.

Some things never change. To put it bluntly, it will never suck to live in a tower in the center of Florence (near the Arco di San Pierino where you'd see the heroin addicts crowded around the Antico Noe sandwich shop that was tucked into the vault of the arch).

To be sure, it was cold during the winter because there was no heat (I only lived there for about six months). But the highest floor of the tower contained one large open room that was outfitted with windows on three sides, and a large fireplace.

With or without a glass of Brunello, I found the view from the top to be quite compelling, to put it mildly.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bellissimo! Anche io ho sempre sognato di vivere in una casa-torre, ma senza riscaldamento non ce la farei!!!


Lucy

Ciambellina said...

Era solamente possibile per me perche' l'inquilino doveva andare a Siena per 6 mesi e non voleva viaggiare tra le due citta' ogni giorno. Quindi l'ha affittato a me ed ad un'altra ragazza e siccome non c'era riscaldamento e il proprietario non voleva fare alcuni lavori in casa, l'affitto era piuttosto basso.

Poi dovrei aggiungere il fatto che l'inquilino tornava ogni tanto e restava con noi, tipo durante il fine settimana quando non doveva insegnare!