Thursday Doors, November 2 2017

Today a walk through Tuscania from the day after my birthday. Only May and it was already so hot. It clearly foretold what the summer would be like and yet I couldn’t quite believe it. I was very happy to have my parents over, not only because they give good perspective, door size-wise. Tuscania is…

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…

Thursday Doors, May 18 2017

What a fly-by week this has been! Before we return back to the basic pack, here is the first part of yesterday’s doors. They were found in the town of Tuscania which is not in Tuscany but in Lazio, to make guessing harder. The last few days have been HOT. Bestia says concrete, or even worse, hot sand,…

Just a pit stop

Imagine: this is not even Tuscany any longer, just a pre-Easter cappuccino and cornetto (croissant) pit stop just before Civitavecchia, halfway between home and Rome. I love it what Italian highways say to their users to lure them off track: “Sei in un Paese meraviglioso. / You are in a beautiful country.” Sometimes you just…

Better than graffiti?

“Wherever you are, there you will find me.” (Pssst, he is in Pescia Romana.) 🙂 Photo: a © signature mmm production

La voglia di vivere

Lust for life. Italy needs a shout-out today after a scary, devastating earthquake tonight in Lazio and Umbria. Inspiring Orvieto was spared this time but this year it shook already, as is its habit. We live on the other shore of Italy, therefore we were able to sleep through it. These are some of my…