Items Of Interest And Discoveries In Casa Lemmi
The Discovery Of The Magic Door Between Casa Lemmi And The Collegiate Church
Each step taken in a new place can leads to new ways of thinking: and even the most insensitive, when faced with new experiences that provoke thoughts, impressions, and emotions, can become fascinated by the an encounter with the unknown.
Finding yourself in Casa Lemmi makes something new, something different, possible; namely, a reflection on one’s relationship with the outside world, perhaps even with one’s own life. This can happen if you let yourself go to the magic of its large rooms, and, if, after visiting the natural beauty, monuments, and art in the surrounding Tuscan countryside, you sit back and start to think, reflect, and consider the nature of where you are, and the possibilities for growth that a magical place can offer, even to those who may not feel the need for a change of heart. Such insights can be guaranteed, of course, because reactions vary from person. BUT WHY DO GUESTS TEND TO RETURN MORE AND MORE OFTEN? AND WHY DOES EACH GUEST INSTINCTIVELY CHOOSE THE ROOM THEY FEEL IS CLOSEST TO THEM?
This is the second mystery of Casa Lemmi: a staircase in ancient travertine, topped with a dome, cut in the centre, of very ancient origin, as can be seen by the exterior walls, which are raised with to hide the dome from strangers: what was the function of this dome, created before the age of Gothic buildings, that made no further use of this type of feature? Since Casa Lemmi is located on an Etruscan, and later Roman, site, which had ancient pagan religious functions, then perhaps the fact that the Collegiate Church is built on this same site is a further significant element on which to reflect: in living memory, on every step of the “celestial staircase”, in the form of a knob on the iron staircase, there is a closed rose, a noted esoteric symbol, first of the Templars, and then the Freemasons. This is another enigma, quite possibly connected to that of the Magic Door. Despite the persecution and the end of the Templars, they continue to live on in their symbols, and in those who can read and interpret, preserve and respect them.