Skeleton Keys

When I was in the US this last trip, my colleagues saw my house keys and wondered…do you actually use that key to get into your house? After 8 years I’ve become pretty immune to keys which I consider “skeleton keys” – long, imposing keys that are used to open deadbolts on big doors here in Italy.

I actually saved a longer skeleton key from a previous apartment – I thought I’d take a picture of it so you can see just how big they are compared to regular keys. The blue-topped one is the one that I use to get into my current apartment.

Have you had any exposure to skeleton keys?

Comments

  1. says

    Yes Yes Yes we had the most fantastic keys when we lived in Italy. Our farmhouse had original 5 foot high doors and we found the keys when renovating. We have just bought a house in Liguria and look forward to “real” keys again.
    ciao Lisa