The Archbishop treated Petrarch with honor and with generous consideration for his needs.1
The house assigned to Petrarch, which he terms "saluberrima," stood at the left side of the church of Sant'Ambrogio, at what was then the western edge of the city. From the front of his house, which evidently faced south or southeast, toward the church, he could see its leaden pinnaculum and the two campanili at the entrance. From the rear he could see the walls of the city; beyond them, a wide expanse of "frondentes agros": and, far beyond them, the Alps [ Fam. XVI11].2
His household included the young copyist who had been with him at Vaucluse, and had probably accompanied him on his journey [ Fam. XVIII5]. He had a few servants [ Fam. XXII 12]; and he certainly kept horses.
Petrarch took great satisfaction in his closeness to Sant'Am-____________________