The town is called Milje if you ask us, and Muggia if you ask them. It lies in Italy just across the border, that’s why there are many Slovenian families living behind these doors.
I remember vividly reading Ishita’s 10 Charming Small Towns in Italy post on her Italophilia blog. I hadn’t known many of them but Muggia I knew, by signs if not by sight, since I had driven past it often when I still lived in Slovenia but never visited it. I could hardly believe that this town, in my mind more or less industrial, could win her heart and make the list.
Have a look yourselves and see how wrong I was.
It looked pretty enough from above but after a stroll appeared nothing special (say I, spoilt by Tuscany). It was with Ishita in mind that we proceeded in search of what it was that made it so worthwhile for her, and found the lovely old part of town. Another example of blogging influencing life.
On a side note, here is a little tease: a site that collects old doors in order to sell them. You know you want them.
Photo: © signature mmm