Some sharp real estate agent back in 1549 rubbed his hands with glee as he pocketed his fee from the sale of the Pitti Palace to the wife of Duke Cosimo 1.
The Pitti family took what was left after the agent’s cut, conveyance costs, etc., and sloped off into the gloom of history.
Now, the observant can see the one and only remaining example of the Pitti family crest, overlooking their former modest bungalow. I shan’t tell you where it is, just keep your eyes peeled as you walk from Tourist Central towards the Palace. Yes, you do have to look up, inconvenient as that may be.
It’s quite an attractive crest, I think.
It’s about time for another wine window, heaven knows I have enough of them.