Lady's Italy Explorations

Discover Civita di Bagnoregio with Lady

During the summer, I like to spend my free time in one – day trips in places nearby Rome.

I discovered Civita di Bagnoregio only four years ago, but this little magic town has become one of my favourites to spend a day.

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

The dying town

Civita di Bagnoregio is known as the dying town. The first time I came, I was just speechless: a beautiful valley and in the middle, atop a hill, stands Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

Unfortunately, the hill is made by a friable tufa causing a never-ending erosion. Lately, the authorities started to reinforce the plateau.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

The perfect town to relax

If you like a quiet holiday, be aware that on winter time just a dozen of people lives in Civita di Bagnoregio, while in the summer they can be more than one hundred. The perfect place to relax.

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio can be reached only by walking

Civita di Bagnoregio can be reached only by walking, so, I suggest you go early in the morning after an energetic breakfast. Personally, I’m afraid of heights, so after a deep breath, I just go straight to the town, trying not to stop so many times. But it’s hard, you have to walk uphill.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

Inside Civita di Bagnoregio

When you are on the top, you discover a fairy town.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

But before, you have to get through the door of the town.

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

You’ll find little squares

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Civita di Bagnoregio

narrow alleys

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

and beautiful houses

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Civita di Bagnoregio

From the top of Civita di Bagnoregio you can admire the Tiber valley

Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

and the famous Valle dei Calanchi, tufa badlands.

Civita di Bagnoregio, San Donato Church
Civita di Bagnoregio, San Donato Church

The Church of San Donato in Civita di Bagnoregio

The Church of San Donato was erected in the 5th century and then renovated on 1511. Inside you can admire a precious wooden crucifix by Donatello scholars and a fresco from Raffaello disciples.

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Civita di Bagnoregio

Before you go, you can taste some typical dishes in one of the delicious restaurants of the town.

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Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
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Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio

Bye bye Civita! See you next time!

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