Vicenza: the facade of Gastaldi House in Contrà Porta S. Lucia. At the centre, the bust of the most famous silkmaker from Vicenza, Franceschini, portrayed in the guise of General Belisario. Underneath there are some lines of "Italy liberated from the Goths" by G.Giorgio Trissino who greet in Belisario he who first brought the art of silk to the West from Persia.