Thursday Doors, 24/9/20: Capalbio tower

Today’s post is a little bit special. It doesn’t happen every day that you’re completely blown away by the town where you live.









But first two doors that cheered me up lately. One was posted by Flavia for me in this post from her recent trip to the south, and the other came from my father this morning. It’s from Olimje in Slovenia and was taken in front of a chocolate shop:

Photo: BM

And now to my doors of today. Truth be told, I don’t live up on the hill but rather in the part of town down under closer to the sea and the station, and yet: Do you know how many visitors I have taken up to Capalbio and for some reason we never climbed the tower?

Now I have, only because there was a modern art exhibition inside it, and this is the report. I’ve got more photos taken from the top of the tower, and of the many staircases it takes to climb it, and of its windows, but today the focus is on doors and doorways. It’s cute how in two cases they thought they could hide them from me.

The entrance to the tower lacks any pull for the passer-by. I haven’t even taken its photo. Small wonder that I never even peeked inside before. The surprise was considerable. Have a look for yourselves.

I can’t help but think that if I took photos like these, what someone who knows would have done with this place. So you see, Norm, you will really need to get back.

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge

37 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 24/9/20: Capalbio tower

  1. I like the furnace door and the hidden doors. What a place! I think sometimes we should all think where we would take friends if they visited us…and then visit those places because often we don’t visit them on our own. I was just talking about that with someone the other day.


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  2. Finally I got back las week to blog land very slowly, after months of no wifi, and moving. Live in Texas now. It’s supposed to be just another state, but it might as well be another country! Am adjusting to high humidity and stormy weather while in the 80ties … weird combination!
    Wow, I LOVE this place. Everything is dripping with history! Thanks for sharing this treasure with us. Wonder why she did not believe you were a local … Maybe you were dressed too fancy, haha:)

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    1. You’re most welcome, Junieper, and welcome back to blogland. Dripping with history is right, all Italy is like this. How was it without wifi? I forget how it feels. Greet Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball player for Dallas Mavericks. 🙂 And enjoy Texas.


  3. Hidden doors galore AND Puccini’s Piano?! Yes we’ll put it on the list. If I ever go back I want to visit this place. I just can’t picture where it is but my memories from 2 years ago (already!) are getting a bit fuzzy.
    I’m also wondering what’s the story with that Royal Blue French Fleur-de-Lys wallpaper in rural Italy.
    An exceptional post this week, even by your high standards – bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much, Norm. I’m sure you’ve got the tower in a photo of yours, it’s the tallest structure in Capalbio, the one that sticks out. Two years, wow. Seems like several lives ago. Royal Blue French Fleur-de-Lys, you say? I thought that was a Peugeot lion on the wall. 😀


  4. I don’t know why I’ve not catching your posts recently but am I glad you’re back (at least for me). Your post is like a tourist advert for this absolutely amazing place, I just wish I could go there. Brilliant!

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  5. You are too funny, saying “it’s cute that they thought they could hide two doors from you.” You are a door pro, and they didn’t stand a chance. Those steps up to the roof seem sketchy and I’m glad they were reliable. Also glad your feet were reliable enough for you to make this trek – yay!! I love that you had such a great discovery in your own town, despite having to pay double for not looking the part. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! 🙂 Oh yes, before the summer therapy sessions in Slovenia I wouldn’t be able to climb all those stairs. You’ll see them in a coming post, they were crazy! Amore tells me that years ago, when he first went up there, they were really far from reliable but they have fixed it by now. I hope I get to show you one day!

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