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Thursday Doors 14/10/21: Rocca dei Papi 1.

It was two weeks ago, on the day trip that included the ghost town Celleno and the fairy-tale mural town Sant’Angelo. Before we reached either we stopped at the Fortress of the Popes above Lake Bolsena, where I had never been before.

I will have to go back though. The day was murky but the views of the lake were highly promising.

Rocca dei Papi has a reach Pope history, it seems. Uncle and I aren’t really fluent in these matters but we had a look around. The fortress looms above the town along the southern shores of Lake Bolsena called Montefiascone, “Mount Flaškon”, which in Slovenian is a big wine bottle.

There was no bar to be seen but the doors are everywhere, aren’t we lucky? Even though I couldn’t find the little girls’ door: in the monastery-type establishment there was only “uomini” on the doors of the facilities. We are all humans after all.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

26 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 14/10/21: Rocca dei Papi 1.

  1. I love how, while taking pictures of doors, you are making mental notes of future doors that require a visit. You are certain to keep Thursday Doors in business for a long time, Manja. And so good og you uncle to provide the visual reference on the height of these great doors. My favorite today is the one where you captioned about the viewing platform being crowded. I love the arches that are formed beneath the little connections between buildings.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Dan! Oh yes, always on the lookout. Uncle was mighty kind to provide scope. We were without the internet for one full day and that forced me to connect via my phone as a hotspot but it only works on my laptop. Still, better than the phone for blogging. Now it’s back, I hope it lasts.

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  2. Makes me want to pee just reading about it Manja. 🙂 Fortunately my bathroom is just down the hallway. An opportunity to explore, however. And great doors. I might have been there with Bestia, peeing on the lawn. –Curt

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