Thursday Doors

There are many memorable sites in Settignano, a frazoine (parish) overlooking the Arno valley and Florence, Italy.  This diminutive door along the road to Villa Gamberaia, home of one of Italy’s most perfect gardens, is one of them.  Measuring about 62 inches tall and 18 inches wide, even I would have to stoop under its lintel.


Settiganano produced three sculptors of the Florentine Renaissance, Desiderio de Settignano and the Gamberini brothers, Bernardo Rossellino and Antonio Rossellino.  It was also an early home to a young Michelangelo.

For more doors, visit the host at Norm 2.0.

9 thoughts on “Thursday Doors

  1. Martha Robinson

    I remember many unusual doors on our trip to Italy. Also, enjoyed your article in May issue Carolina Gardener Excellent photos. Martha R

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Martha–Me too, just wish I had taken photos of more of them. Thanks for the shout out on Carolina Gardener. Gastonia MGs should plan a trip to Greenwood, lots of good gardens there.


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