When one door closes…


Chiusa una porta si apre un portone

When one door closes a bigger one opens

— Italian Proverb

Above snapshots of doors from Rome, Florence and Puglia.

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 Daughter and I in front of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta in Monteriggioni (love this church!)

If you love taking pictures of doors as much as I do, you will enjoy the work of photographer Andre Vicente Goncalves — stunning collages of doors (and windows!) from around the world. And here’s a dual-language post featuring more beautiful doors of Italy by my Italian teacher. Buon divertimento – have fun!

I invite you to sign my guestbook, and be sure to like my Facebook page, where I share often about Italy! This post first ran on Prayers and Piazzas.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. bonniegm says:

    Santa Maria Assunta is one of my favorites also. Love the painting of the Madonna of the Rosary that is in there. I have one of the wooden plaques they are now offering of it in my living room. 🙂

    1. Che fortuna! I’ll bet it takes you right back in spirit every time you look at it. 🙂

  2. I love this! I didn’t even realize I liked pictures of doors until seeing your compilation, haha. I may be inspired to do an England version. 🙂

    1. Aw thanks! Please do an England version! I’d love to post it here to if you’d be interested in doing a guest post. (I’m no Huffington Post, mind you….) hahaha 🙂

      1. I would love too!! Blogging friends > Huffington Post any day. I’ll have to keep an eye out for some cool doors in the next few weeks. 🙂

  3. I like the Italian version of that proverb better than the “When God closes a door he opens a window” version. Perhaps it is the idea of the world behind the decorated door that keeps us so fascinated?

    1. I agree with you, the Italian version seems to have more possibility and promise. Thanks for being here with me!

  4. apollard says:

    I love the proverb, it is now written in my journal.

  5. Jodina says:

    Un altro bel post! Attenzione però, sindice “buon divertimentO”
    Jodina @ http://www.ItalianoWithJodina.com

  6. Debra Kolkka says:

    I seem to have lots of Italian door pictures too!

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