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Thursday Doors 13/1/22: Santa Severa 4.

This year looks like a good year for finishing stuff. I try to keep a neat blog but sometimes things are left horribly unfished (and even unfinished). This is the museum inside the Santa Severa castle and its doors.

Last summer on my previous blog we finally reached the museum in the third Thursday Doors post from the Santa Severa castle – and then I stopped. You see, I finally got to go to Slovenia and was overwhelmed by seeing my people again and by the vaccinations and all the doors in Slovenia, and later I forgot to conclude this series. I shall do so now with this and another post next week.

Let’s recall: Santa Severa is a coastal town between us in southern Tuscany and Rome. We passed it often but that hot September day in 2020 was the first time we stopped to have a look at its castle by the sea which houses a museum and a hostel, among other things.

While uncle tended the dog and a beer or two in a lively bar in front of the castle, Flavia and I paid the entrance fee and entered the castle complex and I was surprised to find a little town there. Here are the three previous Thursday Doors posts from it:

The museum is new, it opened in 2017, and only then it became possible to see the inside of the castle. Santa Severa used to be the Etruscan port Pyrgi a long long time ago. The history is thick here, and not all of it is pleasant.

I shall not tell you more but rather show you the museum and its doors, windows, exhibits and views. And next week the tour concludes with some exteriors and final Santa Severa doors.

Welcome! I’m always glad for your company. It’s the only one I have (apart from a couple of bestias). A plan to meet up with a friend today fell through. Tuscany is yellow again since Monday. In my little town there are 15 infected, which must be about 10 percent, and in the neighbouring towns it’s even worse. Amore learned of this while buying cigarettes. Lesson: Don’t smoke.

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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.

33 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 13/1/22: Santa Severa 4.

  1. I can see why you couldn’t leave that view alone, it is remarkable. I love these doors. I think my favorites are the little doors on the way up the stairs. I’m tying to imagine what secrets they might hold. Your post is similar to mine today. Not the doors, yours are amazing and we have nothing that old to photograph, but the fact that you drive through this area but hadn’t stopped before. That’s my story today. I’ve been through the area many times, starting in 1981 when I moved to Connecticut.

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    1. Right, K… I remember two things from the start of the pandemic the most: 1. My first thought – we will all going to get it eventually. 2. I heard experts say: The virus will make itself less deadly so that it can be passed more easily. It’s in their nature.

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  2. I grew up by the sea (the North sea) – an indelible memory that stays with one throughout life! Happy for you that you saw your people back again! We saw only our son, the rest will come in summer….


    1. Oh, Emille, thank you, but these photos were taken in September 2020. My people are still far. I’ll have to wait for the summer too. The North sea is cold! But I think it’s lovely to grow up by the sea. I haven’t, Ljubljana is 100 km away. But I have it here now in Tuscany…


  3. Hello Manja! I’m glad you caught up on all your doors. I say, how interesting when there’s one inside a wall like that. Makes you wonder how they get in the thing. I like the shots looking out of the door then out through another window. Or just out of the doorway into blue sky. It’s such a fresh air feeling and always makes you want to see what’s happening on the other side.

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