He lived in the Spanish Quarter of the city. It was a typical Naples street; narrow with buildings five and six stories high on both sides and washing lines strung out between them. Looking up, Alex saw a patchwork of crumbling plaster, wooden shutters, ornate railings, window boxes, and terraces with Italian women in their aprons leaning out to chat with their neighbors.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, June 6, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Scorpia, authored by Anthony Horowitz.