Thursday Doors, November 24

We conclude the Vetulonia trilogy with the obligatory Thursday door post. First we had a look inside the Etruscan museum, then we went outside, and now it’s door time. Plus a window, plus a cat. Plus cemetery. Some sky. Parents. It was a good day. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors…

Ancient Vetulonia now

We already visited the interior of the Etruscan museum, and now it’s time to have a look around. Vetulonia is said to be one of the largest metropolises of the Etruscans, and strolling around it and breathing that fresh air you get to feel – a bit more there, if not exactly rejuvenated. Or is…

Etruscan mysteries

A visit to Vetulonia, an Etruscan metropolis, and its museum happened since father found a family discount online for that day. I’m sure they didn’t mean bestia by it but welcomed him anyway. And the kid was a bit grown. I’m really bad at history. Really really bad. So bad that when I had to…

Empty Tweet slate

A clean slate is an empty slate. —Jim Morrison And since we are doing new things today – I’ve just posted my first ever Tweet. It was this photo and this text: Greetings from my own Etruscan great-great-grandmother dressed for the occasion of rising from the tomb in Vetulonia. And yes, I found @SnowMeltsSW even before they offered…

Thursday Doors, July 14

I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes doors find me where I’d expect anything but. To set the scene. It’s April, my hiking – not to say mountaineering – friends are visiting, so I choose an easy, two-hour walk between Pitigliano and Sovana, two exceptional towns that I’ve visited often, just never walked from one to…