Every house within the medieval walls of Ventimiglia Alta has a number, neatly inscribed on a small rectangle of white marble. It looks as though they’ve been installed quite recently. Deciding which entrances are, or could be, someone’s front door must have been quite a challenge. Old buildings have been subdivided many times over the centuries. Open, arched verandas on once grand buildings have been filled in. Tiny dwellings in back alleys have been combined or downgraded into garages for motorbikes. A numbered entrance may lead to a stairway with front doors on several floors above but that’s another matter.
Just because there’s a number by the door it doesn’t mean there’s someone living there, but there might be, one day.
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