Thursday Doors, 11/1/18: Sassetta

Door lovers, welcome to my next blog where we shall not be door-thirsty either.

As you can see, my blog continues over here with a new format. As for the content, it shall remain more or less as it’s always been: views and stories from Italy and Slovenia as I encounter them during my visits, day trips and grocery shopping; and musings on whatever I find pressing at the moment.

I see that my door treasure-chest is almost empty and I’ll have to go door-shopping soon. But no worries, I have my list of towns to visit. Towns mean houses and every house has at least one door.

When Donna from The Maremma Guide posted her New Year’s Special, it was like a present for me. She collected 100+ door photos  in one post from all over Tuscany. I saw immediately where I should go next: to Tatti, the town of doors which I had never heard mentioned before, where she stopped her count at 100.

And since Norm was away for two Thursdays, I wish to welcome him back and point you to the 2017 Thursday Door selection on my previous blog, seeing that he posted his own lovely 2017 recap today.

Today we have a look at the doors of Sassetta inland from San Vincenzo, which we visited on a particularly hot June day. I can see from the photos that I was on auto-pilot. It was too hot to complicate. The town is full of statues and little details which I shall show you another day.

And finally, you are kindly invited to find that follow button (even if you were already following my previous blog). Hint: it’s under Menu.

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

34 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 11/1/18: Sassetta

  1. hehehe! I couldn’t help but smile at your comment about the statue. Some of us understand that generous female form more than others 😉

    What always strikes me about doorways in Italy are the attempts to add greenery in the midst of so much stone. Not only are there pots in and around the doorway, but hanging from the wall and in one case, the gate. It’s that contrast that captures my eye.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. 🙂 I’m quite certain this contrast captures my eye as well. And then I’m so —- (insert a word here, I can’t) that I don’t follow suit and adorn my own door with pots. 😦 But I know why – whenever we are out of home, everything dies.


      1. hahaha! I could really relate to that comment about really liking something, but not doing it myself. I would be delighted if someone did it for me, but I just don’t have the inclination to do it myself.

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  2. Povabi Donno v Piran, da bo videla naš (pravzaprav beneški) Tatti.

    11. jan. 2018 2:09 pop. je oseba “Mexi Movie the Third” napisala:

    > Manja Mexi Movie posted: “Door lovers, welcome to my next blog where we > shall not be door-thirsty either. As you can see, my blog continues over > here with a new format. As for the content, it shall remain more or less as > it’s always been: views and stories from Italy and Sloven” >

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  3. The brick-in-place-of-the-door door made me chuckle. Steps leading to nowhere! These are fabulous doors and I agree with Joanne about the statute and the lovely attempts and putting green plants around all of the bricks.

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  4. More of that wonderful warm stone … I love it. I was recently in the Hill Country of Texas and nearly every building is made of a local limestone that is very reminiscent of the stone in your part of the world. I am getting emails about your new posts – do I still need to hit Follow again? Will you soon cut me off?! 🙂

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    1. Happy new year, Jesh! Good to see you on my new blog and thank you. I’m especially glad you love the header. The previous blog was full and I simply had to start a new one, so I decided on a new theme. This one is called Edda.


      1. Thank you Manja! Forgot to ask if you (in your home country) have any particular foods or customs for New Year?
        I like the Edda theme. That’s one disadvantage, the wordpress blogs seem to fill up so quickly.

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        1. In Slovenia people make especially lots of noise for New Year’s Eve, that’s why we were so happy to spend it at home in rural Tuscany this year after four years of loud celebrations over there which the dog hated.

          I find it interesting that Italians traditionally eat lentils for New Year’s Eve because it is round like coins and it means the year ahead will be a prosperous one. 😀


        2. True, it’s nerve wracking for dogs, especially with fire works. Sometimes teens join in that habit of making loud noises around mid night. In the city there’s a lot more noise because of all-night parties, but here ((like in rural Tuscany) one barely hears anything! Since it’s a melting pot of cultures here, most hold on to their inherited traditions. One I ran into in the past, was black-eyed peas and greens, with corn bread. Surprisingly it’s a Southern (Jewish) custom.

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