There are places in Viterbo, that I've passed by for years without drawing. Often they are the most famous spots, such as Piazza del Erbe, which features a nice, old fountain with lions, the symbol of the city.
This is one of the best people-watching spots in town. It's the center of city's "passeggiata" which is the Italian traditional stroll down the main street of town. It happens in the early evening, before dinner and attracts many, many people. Women strut in high heals and men swagger in tight shirts, often pushing strollers with children licking cones of gelato. Swarms of teenagers flirt, as do the sedentary senior citizens. The goal of passeggiata is to see and be seen, to look your best, and to celebrate the end of the work day. There is nothing like it in the United States, with perhaps the small exception of people strolling around shopping malls.
I guess it says a lot about me as an artist, that I often find myself attracted to places like this in their deserted state. Perhaps because I draw for so long, it's best in the heat of the midday, when the streets are clear and moves beyond the pigeons. Or, perhaps I'm just anti-social. Most likely, a little of both.