Collegio Ferdinando, via Santa Maria
Cit. Here we are, all alone, in a house built by Vasari, a stone's throw from the Leaning Tower and the Duomo, enjoying absolute isolation and planning the works suitable to the same. I am very happy and I am very well... we have attended a Mass at the Campo Santo and made the due pilgrimage to Palazzo Lanfranchi, to retrace the footsteps of Byron and Shelley... (...) This city is beautiful and extremely restful: 'Makes you fall asleep in the sun', as Dickens said.
(Elizabeth B.B. in a letter to Richard H. Horne; Pisa, 4 December 1846)