Walking in Florence, I felt as if I were in a movie. Narrow alley ways, orange roof tops, yellow walls with green windows and the blue hills for the back ground...everything was pictorial. Mountain skyline is what I'm missing in East Anglia.
It is said that in Europe, there were several bridges with houses on it like the Ponte Vecchio. I believe the London Bridge was also one of them because there is the scene in the novel "London" by Edward Rutherfurd when Tiffany falls down in to the river Themes from a window of a house on the bridge...just like Lauretta says in the aria.