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Thursday Doors 8/12/22: Grosseto now and then

Two days ago I spent a couple of hours in the capital of our province. I wonder if you’d know about Grosseto at all if I didn’t mention it now and then, unless you spent some time around here. I certainly didn’t.

At 5 pm, just before entering the largest city around here (with all its 82,000 people), I passed the Ombrone river when I saw a few cars parked by the road and a group of people watching intently around. I swerved to the right, as one does when one is alone in the car, to see what was going on. It was this lovely view of the bridge with a bit of flood going on. Or at least I assume that this power tower isn’t meant to stand in the middle of the river like this.

Driving around the city it got dark, since it is big enough for someone like me to search for its historic centre for quite a while. I knew I should have set the Google Maps. Eventually I found the walls around the centre, which are rather hard to miss, parked and entered the lovely old streets around the square with the Cathedral.

Since these are more or less all the photos I took this time, and so far there haven’t been any doors to speak of, let’s return to the summer of 2019 when I was in Grosseto for the last time until now. Uncle and I visited it in the middle of what must have been the hottest day of that summer. Have a look at some of its doors in heat.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities


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.

10 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 8/12/22: Grosseto now and then

  1. Although I am not too familiar with Grosseto, I spent a couple of summer trips to a villa in Roccamare, just to the west on the coast. My godmother owned a villa there… very exclusive. Seeing your pictures makes me feel I should have visited Grosseto while I was there.

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