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Thursday Doors 9/3/23: Capalbio train station

When I found myself standing in front of an open door of a train, a thought crossed my mind… Dan = doors + trains! Perfect!

So yes, this is just behind our tiny train station. Capalbio is the name of the medieval town on the hill 15 minutes away by car, so I can imagine people who come by train to visit the old town being a little upset by this fact.

This is a common occurrence. These hilltop towns were not meant for trains. That’s why a newer addition to the town had to be built down below. This part of town around the train station is called Capalbio Scalo.

The train station has a back door that leads to a road with the view of Lake Burano, the salty marshy strip of water parallel to the sea. This area is the first Italian nature reserve. The sea is less than 2 km from the tracks. I suspect it will come closer.

On Sunday, when I accompanied amore to the station and put him on the train for Rome, I was astonished to discover the old house opposite the back exit, which used to be full of pigeons and falling apart, under reconstruction. Italians never fail to surprise. Money changes things.

Here is the Sunday look at our station with a few old photos for comparison and The Mystery of the Moving Gate for the finish. Always welcome.

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.

24 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 9/3/23: Capalbio train station

  1. It’s good to see that house coming back to life, although I hope they don’t spoil its character in the process. Yes, we’ve become accustomed to the location of Italian train stations for those hill towns. My husband’s grandmother was from Arpino which has a similar set-up!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. Yes, it’s a common Italian feature. You may have told me about Arpino before, but right now I put the green flag on it on my Google Maps. One never knows when I’m in the neighbourhood. (Even though I haven’t been anywhere south of Rome yet.)

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. First it was Norm, and now Dan makes sure that we don’t get too door-lazy. I love that. Bestia means beast in Italian (which you probably know), that’s why I call my dog this even though he is a he. 😀 His name is Fonzie. He is never far.

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