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Cattedrale di San Cerbone – Massa Marittima, Tuscany
After seeing her posts however, I knew that if I ever made it to that part of the world, this ancient hilltop town was without question going to be on my must-see list.
One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of Saint Cerbonius with its wraparound staircase and porous volcanic tuff stone construction, it is impossible to enter the town square and not be drawn towards this impressive 11th century structure.
I took a look around the bell tower side of the building where I found a few nice old doors hiding in some of the nooks and crannies.
The main door is open so what do you say we take a peek inside?
One of the beautiful things about this place is how all the windows and openings are oriented to allow for dramatic shadows. Beams of sunlight seem to deliberately shine onto specific spots bringing a feeling of glowing warmth to what would otherwise be a cold stone building.
Now let’s go back out and check out the other side of the exterior.
The animal figures at the top of the columns are said to ward off bad luck.
Here’s a ghost door that looks like it was filled in centuries ago.
And here are a few bonus doors from nearby buildings (now museums) including one made from the same volcanic stone.
This is just the tip of the Massa Marittima iceberg. Stay tuned because I’ll have at least a few more door posts from this amazing town in the weeks to come.
As always I thank you for stopping by 🙂
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