Porte D’Italia


The beauty of Italy can be seen in so many things, but some things go easily unnoticed yet tell some of the greatest stories . You walk past them all day and never really take notice, do you? A door door tells a unique history about the house it opens up to. Some feature vibrant yet rustic colors and some very elegantly simple, and all this just an idea that was started by my father some years ago. When he was visiting me in Rome, I just so happened to look at my parents pictures from Venezia and San Gimignano and saw all these beautiful doors. I took this as a sign and started taking pictures of Rome, so by the time I got home in May between my Dad and I we had pictures of hundreds of different and unique doors from around Italy.  Wandering the alleyways of Trastevere, Barberini, and Boccea, finding a door with an aesthetic that stood out was not a tough ordeal since every door I seemed to come upon had it’s own unique characteristics that made it so different than any other door in the Eternal City. Rome’s doors were so different to those of San Gimignano and Siena, each area boasted their own unique traits and styles that the doors were designed around. It’s really a treat seeing how each region had its own unique style, just like the menswear in Italy where the style differs slightly in each region. Trust me next time your in an ancient city like Rome, take some time and admire the architecture and design of each door that you pass by. Beauty and history can be found in the most quaint things such as the doors of Italy or Porte D’Italia.

Very excited to capture Part II of the Porte D’Italia project while visiting Florence for Pitti Uomo in June. All pictures featured in the Porte D’Italia project were edited using the VSCO Cam App.



Ryan Neeven

|Editor at Large, A&H Magazine| Travel Well, Travel Often.