Latin script is the most popular in the world, used by 38,5% of all human beings in 51% land. It is the prime script for sciences. Many signs in non-Latin scripts are transliterated into Latin as well.
The center of a Mediterranean city is a mish-mash old town of cobbled streets and grand old buildings (Romanesque, Rennaisance, Baroque). Many opulent palaces, cathedrals, monasteries and city halls remind of the medieval times when the city and its local families wielded powerful independence.