There are about a million items on my list of things I love about Italy. I'm sure you can guess food and wine top that list- but coming in close behind are the gigantic doors and the amazing hardware that can be seen on almost every street and alley around. I started taking photos of almost every cool door I saw. It became the running joke between my husband and me because I would basically have to stop every 5 feet to take another door photo.
To give you an idea of the size of some of these doors and knockers here I am next to one. Keep in mind I'm only 5'3" (and I am wearing flats here), but even still these suckers are HUGE
Keeping that size and scale in mind, here is a roundup of my favorite Italian door bling
I seriously searched for a hardware/ metal works store everywhere! All I wanted was my own fun Italian knocker to bring home. Obviously for the next trip I will do some researching beforehand, because I just can't leave Italy without my own knocker again.