Nafplio, Greece, once known as Napoli di Romania during the Late Middle Ages, maintains a traditional architectural style with many richly colored buildings and houses, partly influenced by the Venetians. The warm autumnal and jewel-toned colors of the town create a warm, welcoming vibe.
This stone home, adorned with a red front door and gold-toned wood shutters, appears well cared for by its owner. A few pots of greenery add a little “life” to the door stoop.
Vibrant hues of red and gold bring energy to an otherwise simply-styled home.
An orange splash of color offers a cheery welcome to all that pass through this unusual door.
Although heavily weathered, the once vibrant yellows, oranges, and greens of this abandoned home still shine through.
Nafplio (Greek: Ναύπλιο) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.
The name of the town changed several times over the centuries. The modern Greek name of the town is Nafplio (Ναύπλιο). In modern English, the most frequently used forms are Nauplia and Navplion. During the Late Middle Ages and early modern period, under Venetian domination, the town was known in Italian as Napoli di Romania, after the medieval usage of “Romania” to refer to the lands of the Byzantine Empire, and to distinguish it from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
Inspiration: Thursday Doors.