When one buys or rents a home in a place like Siena, Italy, you don't just buy a home...you buy a view!!! The mornings mean waking up to history! Swallows flying in the sky, clouds, magnificent scenery that goes on and on in the distance....it is just beautiful!!
Of course, living in a house like this means climbing up step after step to get to the very top of a buidling that was built probably beginning in the 1200-1300's...and that is old! There were no elevators then, and the people rarely put one in nowadays. It wouldn't be bad to walk up, but usually you have something in your hands, like shopping or a suitcase. That is how I was just a couple of days ago.
Here is a view of just one "rondine" a swallow flying over the magnificent rooftops of Siena. What a happy little birdie he must be!