From there I took a half hour ride on Bus 7 from Piazza San Marco to Fiesole. The road to the left of the church leads to a favorite writing spot of mine in the park below the Monastery of San Francesco overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Except for a few strollers, I was alone with my computer. The small monastery, with cells for only eight monks, always inspires me. All there was in one tiny room—a book, paper and pen, table, chair and pallet. No distractions.