Gems of Italy: Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio is a surreal place situated on top of a tuff hill that can only be reached by a breathtaking bridge that leads, suspended on the steep valley, to the perched village.
It is one of the most beautiful and characteristic Italian villages in Italy, a small ancient masterpiece and an impressive postcard immersed in the heart of Etruria.
Crossing the characteristic door you reach the church of San Donato that preserves inside a wooden crucifix of the ‘400 attributed to the school of Donatello.
To admire some medieval palaces, the characteristic “profferli” (medieval Vineyard balconies), the cave of Our Lady of the Contrada Prison (ancient Etruscan tomb) and the remains of the house of San Bonaventura.
A walk along the narrow streets, admiring views of the landscape and the characteristic houses full of floral decorations allow to discover this village.
Here time seems to have stopped!
Where to stay
Ludwing Boutique Hotel (Bolsena Lake)
A five-star Boutique hotel, on the shores of Lake Bolsena. An extremely elegant accommodation that offers modern hospitality that has its roots in a family tradition.
Where to eat
Osteria la Forno di Agnese
The Osteria pays particular attention to the gastronomic tradition of Civita di Bagnoregio. Thanks to the old recipes handed down through generations and a careful selection of ingredient creates an authentic home cooking
The reason why Civita di Bagnoregio is called “the dying town”, a name that surely gives it an aura of mystery, is rather sad and intuitive.
Unfortunately, the constant erosion activity of the rains and wind is increasingly consuming the edges of the spur on which the city rises.
The rock, day after day, is thinning more and more and it is only a matter of time before the only few inhabitants are forced to abandon it in favor of the nearby city of Bagnoregio.
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