The streets of the Leonine City pilgrims may have echoed with numerous languages, spoken by visiting pilgrims, but across the Tiber one would have heard little else but Italian, along with some Latin, and German spoken by a few higher churchmen in the Lateran. Rome was probably more culturally monochrome in the eleventh century than it had been in the 530s, when at least there was a visible Gothic presence. Roman food, though, was becoming more diverse. This is from a book 'Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. I'm wondering what 'a visible Gothic presence' could possibly mean here. It's not Gothic language... Any comments would be appreciated.