One of the things I found fascinating in the Tuscan villages was the seemingly infinite array of doors. Wandering around Benabbio, I was intrigued by the lives unfolding behind these portals and what may have been in the past few hundred years. There were many green doors and I wondered at the significance.
I found some interesting insights, from suggestions of traditional values, caring about home & community,
to being ambitious and good with finances.
Green insinuates health, safety, tranquility and harmony.
In ancient times, green was worn to appeal to nature spirits for protection.
Whatever the reason, I think green is a fabulous colour for a front door.
Some doors were quite opulent
or at least, displayed a certain style.
Others exhibited their many years of service.
Then there were those that haven’t been opened in recent times.
I wonder what this mysterious little hatch was used for?