The powerful Medicis from Florence spread their taste in architecture throughout Europe for a couple of centuries.
You can find her influence in architectural styles and town planning from the south of France (in particular Aix en Provence) to as far away as Russia. Krakow, Poland is no exception. After viewing Ann at Rose et Lis's pictures and studies from her recent Italian travels I am inspired to post these taken in Krakow. Do visit Ann's blog to learn more about sgraffito in particular.