20 amazing and otherworldly doors in Italy

The front door of a house can tell a lot about a home and its inhabitants. It can be inspiring, inviting or sometimes even perplexing.

Here is a collection of some beautiful and otherworldly doors throughout Italy, which have either been purposely decorated or which are intrinsically amazing, because of their age, their placement, their meaning or just because they defy any logic.



 

1. Theater door, Palermo (Sicily)

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Palermo. Photo by txmx 2.

 

2. Patchwork door, Burano (Venice, Veneto)

Burano, Venice. Photo © John C. Hutchins.

Burano, Venice. Photo © John C. Hutchins.

 

3. Trompe-l’oeil painted door, Valloria (Imperia, Liguria)

Valloria, Imperia. Photo by Mykaul.

Valloria, Imperia. Photo by Mykaul.

 

4. Psychedelic door, Fossabanda (Pisa, Tuscany)

Fossabanda, Pisa. Photo by Urban Combing.

Fossabanda, Pisa. Photo by Urban Combing.

 

5. Submissive door, Castellarano (Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna)

Castellarano, Reggio Emilia. Photo by Antonio Trogu.

Castellarano, Reggio Emilia. Photo by Antonio Trogu.

 

6. Green door, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Cinque Terre. Photo by Alan Sheffield.

Cinque Terre. Photo by Alan Sheffield.

See also: Cinque Terre, a photo and foodie tour.

 

7. Door to nowhere, Sorrento (Campania)

Sorrento. Photo by Sarah Gadd.

Sorrento. Photo by Sarah Gadd.

 

8. Murales door, Bari Sardo (Ogliastra, Sardinia)

Bari Sardo. Photo by Murales in Sardegna.

Bari Sardo. Photo by Murales in Sardegna.

See also: 15 mural towns of Italy.

 

9. Weird door, Naples (Campania)

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Naples. Photo by Nicolais Vigier.

 

10. Ghost door, Naples (Campania)

Naples. Photo by Vin.

Naples. Photo by Vin.

 

11. Door sealed with wine boxes, Cinque Terre

Door sealed with wine boxes. Photo by Sarah.

Door sealed with wine boxes. Photo by Sarah.

 

12. Door to paradise, Ravello (Amalfi Coast)

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello. Photo by Slow Italy.

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello. Photo by Slow Italy.

 

13. Logic-defying door, Orvieto (Umbria)

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Orvieto. Photo by Roel Driever.

 

14. What-the-beep??-door, Rome

Rome. Photo by Jorge Ferrer.

Rome. Photo by Jorge Ferrer.

 

15. Murales door, Dozza (Bologna, Emilia Romagna)

Dozza. Photo by mikedangeR

Dozza. Photo by mikedangeR

 

More photos of Dozza murales.

 

16. Trulli door, Alberobello (Puglia)

Alberobello. Photo by Claudio.

Alberobello. Photo by Claudio.

More about Alberobello, the capital of the cone-roofed drystone dwellings.

 

17. Magritte-inspired door, Valloria (Imperia, Liguria)

Valloria. Photo by Loredana.

Valloria. Photo by Loredana.

 

18. Cactus door, Ostuni (Puglia)

Ostuni. Photo by IsabelleTheDreamer.

Ostuni. Photo by IsabelleTheDreamer.

Read more about Ostuni, the white town.

 

19. Forget-me-not door, Naples (Campania)

Naples. Photo by Rocky Lubbers.

“Leave the passage open”, Naples. Photo by Rocky Lubbers.

 

20. Ubiquitous doors, Venice

Ubiquitous doors, Venice. Photo by Christopher Lewis.

Ubiquitous doors, Venice. Photo by Christopher Lewis.


 

Photo credits (top to bottom): Palermo by txmx 2; Burano door by John C. Hutchins; Valloria by Myhaul; Fossabanda by Urban combing; Castellarano by Antonio Trogu; Cinque Terre by Alan Sheffield; Door to nowhere by Sarah Gadd; Bari Sardo by Murales in Sardegna; Naples by Nicolais Vigier; Ghost door Naples by Vin; Wine box door by Sarah; Ravello by Slow Italy; Logic-defying door by Roel Driever; Rome by Jorge Ferrer; Dozza by mikedangeR; Alberobello by Claudio; Valloria by Loredana; Cactus door by IsabelleTheDreamer; Blue door Naples by Rocky Lubbers; Ubiquitous doors by Christopher Lewis.