From 1345 to 1347, he went back to Vaucluse where he wrote The Secretum, an intensely introspective work. He came back to Parma again in 1348, where he was informed of Laura’s death. In 1349, he was invited by Giacomo II° da Carrara to visit Padua. Thanks to his friend, the archbishop Ildebrandrino Conti, he received an amount of 200 golden ducats and a house near the Padua Cathedral. At the end of March 1351, his friend Boccaccio, one of the most important writers of the Italian literature, came to Padua to visit him. He informed Petrarch that the possessions confiscated in Florence to his father, in 1302, were given back to him. After this period in Padua, in 1353 the poet was hosted by the Visconti, the ruler family of Milan, and spent there eight years. In 1361, he came back to Padua, where he learnt that his 25 years-old son Giovanni had died of plague.