My trip to Italy last year was the first time I’d ever been overseas. Most of the trip was spent walking across Tuscany and Umbria. We’d stop in a small town, grab a bite to eat, explore and then continue walking to our destination that evening.

For me, the trip revitalized my love of photography. It’s a hobby that I enjoy, but between work and my own projects it always seems to take a back seat. The exception, of course, is when I’m traveling.

Flowers neatly line the staircase to a home in Assisi.

From the time we landed in Rome I was overcome with an odd obsession—the doors.

It’s impossible not to have some sort of curiosity towards the doors of Italy. Each one is different. Some have ornate designs, while others have a spartan-like minimalism. Some are surrounded by flowers, others by stone.

This photography project shows off some of my favorite entrances. I don’t remember where many of these were taken, and I regret not taking the time to write down the addresses or more about each place. If you recognize one of these, please get in touch.

Door to a Pinacoteca in Bevagna Italy

The door to a Pinacoteca in Bevagna.

Castello Di Spaltenna Garden Door

A small side entrance to the incredible Castello Di Spaltenna in Chianti.

Red Scooter Parked Outside the Hotel IL Palazzo in Assisi Italy

A red scooter parked outside of the Hotel IL Palazzo in Assisi.

A large, spartan door in Bevagna

A large, spartan door in Bevagna.

Yellow door on the walk from Radda

A yellow door on a small building on the outskirts of Radda.

A flower-covered doorway in Montefalco

A flower-covered doorway in Montefalco.

A door against a white wall in Cortona

A door against a white wall in Cortona.

A vine grows along a door in Bevagna

A vine grows along a door in Bevagna.

Doorway to the University of Georgia's Cortona Campus

Doorway to the University of Georgia’s Cortona Campus.

Minimal Doorway in Montefalco Italy

Minimal Doorway in Montefalco.

An oddly small door not from the courtyard in Vertine

A small door not far from the courtyard in Vertine.

Door to the Museo Civico di San Francesco in Montefalco

Door to the Museo Civico di San Francesco in Montefalco.

A small door in the corner of the courtyard at Castello di Spaltenna

A small door in the corner of the courtyard at Castello di Spaltenna.

Doorway to a Cortona home decorated with flowers

Doorway to a Cortona home decorated with flowers.

Doors of The Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo

The incredible entrance to The Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo in Bevagna.

Flower-covered doorway in Bevagna

A flower-covered doorway in Bevagna.

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4 thoughts on “ Doors of Italy ”

  1. Hi! Well, I’m italian so I couldn’t not appreciate this lovely pics. You have to take a trip also in north Italy, which has gorgeous places as well the ones you saw in Tuscany and Umbria!
    A side note: the “red scooter” you shooted is actually a Vespa, which is quite famous and typical here in Italy, and it has a really interesting history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa.
    Great article! Hope you’ll come back soon in our contry.
    My best,
    Andrea

  2. I lived in cortina and I was obsessed with all the doors as well! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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