This is the third Thursday that we are strolling around this castle, and finally we enter the museum which is only four years old. No wonder that it seems so old and yet so new.
Yes, apparently the public has only been allowed to enter the main castle building since 2017 when the museum opened its door. Today we finally walk through it but not before we pass my favourite kind of blue doors: such with the sea behind.
Some of you may wish to learn some of the castle’s history. Really? I skimmed through some articles, and let me tell you… from ghosts, people buried kneeling – which, some claim, means buried alive, to Germans using the castle as their base in WWII. I’m pretty sure right now is the most peaceful time in its history. Let it last.
Suffice to say that the Saracene tower is from the 12th century, the plaque says, but it originates from the 9th century (internet says). And that Santa Severa used to be Pyrgi, the Etruscan port, and in 1964 they found here Pyrgi Tablets, three golden tablets containing texts in Phoenician and Etruscan languages.
We are still not done though. Today we may reach the museum entrance and walk through it but then we stop. Until next part which will come from Slovenia since this is where I’m off to really soon for about a month.
And because my uncle is here, today we stroll in silence. Read my thoughts between the pictures. And be well.
Ok, ok, one word for each photo.
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