Pitigliano is a fascinating town, but its doors have a secret: they are out to get you.
It is called “Little Jerusalem” since it has a well-preserved Jewish section with a synagogue. Like some other towns in vicinity, such as Sovana and Sorano, it is built from volcanic ash (“tufo”).
A while back I showed you some unexpected doors from our hike through a “Via Cava”, an Etruscan system of channels just out of town the use of which has still not been established.
Today here are some doors with a perfectly clear use: to be opened and closed. They are old, sometimes mouldy, and they come at you at every corner. I think this visit last April was the one that made me feel the most overdoored in my life. It was hard to concentrate, make a selection, choose. The doors did that for me instead. The second part will follow in due time.
Photo: © signature mmm