Let's wander through the streets of old town Siena, Italy.
And compare this old style architecture we find.
Again, this is 3 and 4 stories high in places, yet without the high density feeling. And the decorative pieces on the buildings, focal points of towers and churches, and old style homes above the shops where people live.
Architecture and impressions of Siena, Italy ~ The Fun Tour Guru
Which do you prefer?