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The traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.

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Source Notes: A Room With a View (chapter 2, "In Santa Croce with No Baedeker") (1908). Lucy Honeychurch leans out her window at the pension and watches the Italian crowds instead of preparing for a day of sightseeing.

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