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Thursday Doors 18/11/21: Santa Fiora 1.

This is the first of two Santa Fiora door posts from my first time there in early September. I chose this lovely sounding and looking town to show it to my two visitors from Oregon sight unseen and we weren’t sorry.

This is chestnut territory below Monte Amiata, the highest peak of lower Tuscany, which we climbed by car after lunch in Santa Fiora, a true flower of a town.

I only knew there was a certain body of water in the middle of the town and this was enough for me to wish to see it. It turns out to be a trout-raising facility of many years.

After we enjoyed a stroll around the little park that surrounds the pond, we got hungry. I googled the place for a restaurant and we lucked out in a major way but more about this next week. Today I show you the pond, the church and some doors on the way up to the old town.

Crystal and Pedro were happy, bestia and I were happy, and that’s the most one could wish from a town. Let’s go.

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.

57 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 18/11/21: Santa Fiora 1.

  1. These are wonderful doors and lovely photos, Manja. I love the pond, and those control gates are certainly doors, but the photos of the water are fine by themselves. Now you have me wondering what you had for lunch. Next week, huh? OK, I can wait. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. This was such a nice re-visit of a lovely day. You describe it just as I remember. Thank you for paying for us all to get in, even when there was no attendant. It was good to support the upkeep of the shady garden. Your photos are beautiful. I love especially the one looking down onto the pond, when we climbed the hill to find lunch. Remember to mention again in your next post that it’s chestnut land – as it is relevant. ;o) (I’m sure you wouldn’t have forgotten)

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    1. Haha, thank you, Crystal. How could I forget chestnuts? 😉 It was a lovely day, wasn’t it. 🙂 I’m especially glad for it because as I say it was sight unseen. We did it well! And yes, your-my camera did a good job and is doing it still. ❤

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  3. Great door photos. I think you might hate it here where I live. Not much originality in doors here. Or maybe I need to spend a day digging a little deeper. Surely there is something interesting in the town that used to be called Slaughter !

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  4. What a magnificent view and a wonderful stroll through a lovely town. I really enjoyed the third shot (looking through at the pond) and the one with bestia in the foreground and the stylized tree through the doorway. But that view is that best!!


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      1. Hey that was great, I need that lesson on packing the dishwasher 🙂. And those photos are quite artistic, they don’t look like discards at all. A pat on the back for you 😁

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  5. First of all, of course you’ve read Carlos Castaneda, why am I not surprised?! And secondly, you capture the aura of Slovenia so beautifully. I can really feel it in the church photos. I’d love to have seen the inside with the translucent floor.

    And of course a doorway through a doorway is always a treat of a shot!

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    1. Ah, Sunra Nina, what made you think this was Slovenia? 🙂 I know, I move between my two countries with every post, sometimes within one post, so it’s not hard to mix the two. But Santa Fiora is in Tuscany. Doesn’t it look Italian to you? Or was it a slip of the tongue?

      I read Carlos Castaneda a long time ago, at just the right time too. I absorbed the concept of intent and now apply it at will. 😉 I’ll never forget how stunned I was when at a birthday party I discovered that the blooming plant, the pride of my friend’s mom, was actually datura. 😀 😀


      1. Oh dear! 😂 Schoolgirl error! I’ve never been to Tuscany but looking at the photos again now, they remind me of somewhere in Pordenone – which is Italy anyway, ha ha! Honestly. 🤦

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