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.
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.
Unfortunately, the hill is made by a friable tufa causing a never-ending erosion. Lately, the authorities started to reinforce the plateau.
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 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.
Inside Civita di Bagnoregio
When you are on the top, you discover a fairy town.
But before, you have to get through the door of the town.
You’ll find little squares
and beautiful houses
From the top of Civita di Bagnoregio you can admire the Tiber valley
and the famous Valle dei Calanchi, tufa badlands.
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.
Before you go, you can taste some typical dishes in one of the delicious restaurants of the town.
Bye bye Civita! See you next time!