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Civita di Bagnoregio

01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, VT, Italy
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The 'dying city'

Civita is a charming totally medieval city just outside of Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy. It only has a handful of permanent residents, hence the nickname the 'dying city'. You must climb a long (900') bridge to get to the city as it is only accessible by foot, donkey or moped. The climb gets progressively steeper as it goes, but is worth it for the views and the charm of the city. It is full of great little shops and restaurants. We had lunch in what had been the town cistern. We went originally to see the donkey races, but found they had been canceled. However, while we were there, the local band from Bagnoregio came marching up that hill playing away and they were led into town by a man with a couple of donkeys. Just a great experience all around.

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over 4 years ago

It Takes a Village...

Once abandoned thanks to successive earthquakes, Civita di Bagnoregio--in northern Lazio, not far from the border of Umbria--was repopulated by artists. Today the village is made up of a handful of restaurants and art galleries and makes for a pleasant day trip from Rome.
over 4 years ago

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

My Parent's home in Italy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civita_di_Bagnoregio
over 4 years ago

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy


This famous "dying city" was alive during our visit. Watching the pea soup like fog lift over the cliffs and valleys was one of my most magical Italian experiences ever.
almost 3 years ago

Civita do Bagnoregio

Beautiful little town