To the right of the church is the former Patriarchal Palace, with a large gateway leading to a lovely 16th Century cloister which was made into a barracks in 1807 and is now social housing and very romantically ramshackle. On a visit in early 2007 I recorded a man just singing his heart out in this cloister to an accompaniment of birdsong. Click here to listen to an mp3 of this fragrant fragment. Or the video is to the left. It’s a bit rough, and made with just a compact still camera, but it has a certain something.