I just returned from a whirlwind tour of some of my favorite places in Italy. I had the opportunity, once again to visit some of my best friends there, and some members of my family. I also had the good fortune to be given guided tours of the oldest neighborhoods in two towns, Atena Lucana and Sersale. In both towns, many of these old houses are no longer inhabited; in Atena, they were actually ruined in the earthquake, in Sersale, people just have chosen to live in newer places. This particular door really struck me because of the way it was inset several feet with this stuccoed portico.