View from the Palazzo's Balcony
The Baron is married, but his wife isn't fond of the palace.....I'm thinking she travels a great deal. He admits the palace sometimes feels like an empty tomb, so he travels as well whenever he can. He is raising his nephew, now in college, for his deceased brother. I suppose his nephew will one day be heir to all that the Baron Beneventano leaves behind.
After finishing the tour, he leaves us to our dinner downstairs. He doesn't dine with us, but we have a delightful buffet waiting in the stone cellar.
Later, after we have finished our dinner and are leaving, we see him outside the gates of his palace. He has been taking his nightly walk about town. When we greet him again, he speaks energetically, like we are old friends, and asks us to stop by and ring the bell if we are ever back in Syracuse again.