I’m glad to be able to bring you the freshest doors from Tuesday when uncle, bestia and I made our wonderful three-stop trip of great variety. This was stop number two. Let’s hear you sing: “This toooown is coming like a ghoooost toooown.” ♫
Celleno in Lazio between Viterbo and Orvieto was abandoned in 1951 on account of earthquakes, landslides and epidemics (yes, that too). The inhabitants didn’t move far, only 1.5 km away, and kept returning to the old town to mind the animals. One animal remains and you will meet her below.
The houses might be abandoned but the castle is alive with memories and objects. In its many rooms and spaces a free open-air museum is maintained with love and precision, and it is the venue of various cultural events. One of the best things about it is that many doors are still in place.
Here is our half an hour spent in the castle of Celleno, the ghost town, as seen through the remaining doors in its tufa walls. Yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post was from here as well and we start with the same door in the wall. More of the town will appear on my blog sooner or later.
Be well and from tomorrow – happy October!
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