Because sunshine is available, free, and convenient, clothes drying is often done outside people's windows on the sunny side of the building.
Reading into the stories the laundry can tell, in this case, winter is over, time to wash the coats and put them away until next year.
Packed together tightly on the line. Seems like that method might yield more wrinkles but, chances are, they have to iron them anyway.
Even laundry drying in the Tuscan sun becomes real life art to a photographer's eye - lines, colors, a crooked sign and a bicycle.