The Door of the Deads

Walking down the medieval streets of some Central Italy towns, we find tall and narrow doors, just next to the main front doors of old houses.

They are the so called “Doors of the Deads” that in the Middle Ages where utilized to move out a dead person from the house. According to a superstition, Life and Death had to follow different paths, never meet each other.

After the service this door was locked from the inside and bricked from the outside, just to make sure Death had never to come back.

In Gualdo Tadino,  these beautiful niches are embellished by ceramic panels made by the local artisans.

Truly impressive!

Tour program – Gualdo Tadino

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