Thursday Doors, October 5 2017

For the Dying Town, as it’s called, Civita di Bagnoregio in Umbria (ADD-IT: actually in Lazio by some 10 km) feels surprisingly alive and welcoming, even in the heat.

When Liz from Fetching the World – who showed you some doors from here already – told me that one of the towns she wanted to visit was this one, I had a good feeling about it immediately since I’ve long wished to see it too.

If you arrive with a dog in the summer, you must fast walk the entire length of the bridge without even a slight pause, because there is no shade and the hot stone is killing his paws. Not to mention that you have to pay. The town might be dying but it hasn’t lost its sense of economy.

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It might be that there is really nobody living behind all these doors.

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So much better with a friend. Human friend, I mean.

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There are still some restaurants and bars, at least in the season, and my American friends and I chose a good one.

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Bashful church door.

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Does it say “Slayer”?

Near here we had a picnic and ate the tiramisu which amore prepared for us with love and I showed it to you here.

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Bye bye, Civita, and now run! The bridge again!

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I saved the best for last: it doesn’t happen often that I know the  photographer so that I can take a snap like this with no bad feelings. Thank you for the lovely day, Liz and co! Look at that view!

If you click on the photo below, you will enter my flickr account where you can view the photos again from the start. It looks even better if you choose the full screen view. I’m sorry that you can’t comment on individual photos any more, but mostly it was only Liz doing this, so here is a nice photo of her to make it up to her. (Nah, not for this reason!)

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Photo: © signature mmm

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! What a fantastic amazing day that was, Manja! I love revisiting it in your lovely photos 🙂

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    1. Hihi, I like your response, Liz! 😀 It truly was. I know you can also feel the heat just seeing these.

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      1. Oh my gosh, it’s truly was HOT. Thankfully the swoonish beauty (and shade heehee) helped. And Marco’s tiramisu, too 😋

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  2. Splendid pics. Photo #5 is an awesomely textured one.

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    1. Thank you! I like it too but wasn’t 100% sure about it. 🙂

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  3. joey says:

    Beautiful! Love the wood with the snowballs on the right, and the open arch (with pup, course) and the bridge! What a great collection 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Joey. They were thinking of you in this town. Now we just have to wait for the big freeze…

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Why is it called the dying town – it looks very vibrant to me.

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    1. Probably only in the summer. But the fact is that the town is being reclaimed by the landscape by way of erosion. Here is an interesting article about this and some other similar towns in Italy:


  5. Olga says:

    Such amazing doors! Each one with a story and character of its own. Beautiful post. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Olga. 🙂

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  6. Dan Antion says:

    So many nice doors. I think I like the three-panel job the best, but it’s hard to choose.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. The good thing is that we don’t have to. 🙂

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  7. What a fabulous place, Manja, the surrounding landscape reminds me of Spain.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. Might be on the same (…. insert the correct geographical term, it’s not wave-length. :D).

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a delightful place and as always some wonderful doors. My brother-in-law is in Florence at the moment. Between this post and his pics on FB I can’t help but smile – it’s all so lovely there 🙂

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    1. Oh, yes, smile away, Norm. 🙂 I wonder if he is bringing you some nice doors… 😉 And thank you!


  9. Some really great doors here. I’m wondering thought, why did you say you had to pay? Looks like a good day despite the heat.


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    1. Thanks, Janet. There is a small fee, I think 2 EUR, to cross the bridge, which is the only way into town (I think). (And I didn’t even have to pay, thank you, Liz!) 😉

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  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your posts always make me feel like I’m stepping into another world. Italy is like that ❤
    Love the doors, the buildings, everything.

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    1. Yes, yes, Joanne, Italy is another world. And towns like this are worlds within worlds. Glad to be the doorkeeper. 🙂 Thank you!

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Speaking of worlds within worlds, FB reminded me this morning that 4 years ago today I was in Rome. Sad I’m not there again now.

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      2. Ohh, and I was living here in Tuscany already! Too bad we never knew… One of these years again. 🙂


      3. Joanne Sisco says:

        One of these years …. 🙂

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  11. Qui donc derrière ces portes closes? Quelles histoires, tristes ou joyeuses?

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    1. Merci, Mamie. I think the answer is rien. 😦 The stories are all in the past. The hill is getting less due to erosion, houses have been falling down. In a comment above there is the link to a New York Times article on the subject.


  12. Love these doors! Wonderful post! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Farmgirl, I’m glad you enjoyed it. And I’m so sorry for Tom but was glad you got to hear him play for the last time.

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      1. Thank you. That’s really nice of you to say. I’m thankful I got to hear him, too.

        Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Ishita says:

    Lovely doors! But isn’t Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio?? Not in Umbria.

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    1. Ohh, Ishita, yes, it’s in Lazio by some 10 km! We arrived there from Orvieto which is definitely in Umbria, and I assumed. Never assume! 😀 Thank you, will fix it.


  14. prior.. says:

    lived the bashful dor one – and all of this door post actually – 🙂
    and seems like a great quaint place to dine – with friends all of all sorts – :0

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    1. Thank you, Prior. 🙂 It seemed in hiding, that door… Here’s to friends of all sorts!

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  15. awtytravels says:

    Yes, it does indeed say “Slayer”! Not long ago my plucky little province got the ephemeral fame that comes with going viral on the Internet when somebody painted, over a billboard that says “Dio ascolta” (God listens), “Gli Slayer!!!” (“to Slayer”, the metal band).

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    1. Hihi, Fabrizio, good one. Does your province have beastly winds right now too? Good that we are not in Kansas. As for Slayer, yes yes, I think I heard them live. Was it with Machine Head? Must be. Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana. In another lifetime.

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      1. awtytravels says:

        Don’t know, Manja, I’m not there at the moment… but wind is something we don’t do in Piedmont, being at the butt end of tall mountains if it’s windy it’s because somebody farted (quote my granddad, ever the charmer).

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  16. lexklein says:

    You are the queen of catching sunlight on soft stone walls (even though I know your focus was on the doors, I am always looking at the stone walls!).

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    1. Ohh, Lexi, thank you for the queen title! 😀 And go ahead, look, I always look at everything around when taking door photos. A door as such must be really spectacular to catch my eye without the whole set-up around it.

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