She headed for the door in the wall that led from the gardens to the exterior of the compound.
The most magnificent part of the exterior and indeed the finest polychrome monument in existence is the west façade, built of richlysculptured marble from the designs of Lorenzo Maitani of Siena, and divided into three gables with intervening pinnacles, closely resembling the front of Siena cathedral, of which it is a reproduction, with some improvements.
The village and exterior of the house looked run down and barely out of poverty, but the house's interior was immaculate.
The exterior brick walls are divided by shallow arches and pilasters, as in other churches of Ravenna.
The exterior is covered with black and white marble; the interior is of grey limestone with bands of a dark basaltic stone.