Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, came to Cyprus in 1394 and visited Nicosia:

The said city of Nicosia has an Archbishop, and his church is dedicated to Saint Sophia, it is a fair and great church, vaulted, and the whole of the vault from the choir-arch to the high altar is painted with fine blue and golden stars. The church was formerly worth 25,000 ducats a year, but now the King of Cyprus annexes and takes a large part of its dues. In this city are monasteries and places, of S. Francis to wit, of S. Dominic and S. Augustine, which are very large and fair and each monastery has two cloisters, one large and another small, with oranges and other fruits.