Cività di Bagnoregio

Cività di Bagnoregio

 

Perched on a tuffaceous hill in the middle of a desolated landslide-prone valley the picturesque village of Cività di Bagnoregio. Close toViterbo, it is slowly succumbing to the ravages of time. This isolation is the result of a continuous erosion that makes the tufa rock becoming thinner and thinner on an unstable layer of clay and sand altered by wind and rain. Cività di Bagnoregio is also known as the “town that is dying”, it is a place of deep rare beauty.

Reachable by a narrow 300 mt footbridge, the town looks like a small island and it offers visitors a unique surrealistic view. Etruscan and Roman heritages, medieval doors and Renaissance decorations are the ancient aspect of Balneum Regis (Bath of the King). The legend says that the Longobard King Desiderio used the local spa to treat a serious disease. The town then changed its name into Bagnorea, and finally into Bagnoregio. Today Cività di Bagnoregio is an enchanted place, where time seems to have stopped. The complete absence of cars makes the atmosphere inside this town even more unreal. Each lane and footpath hold a surprise. Ivy drapes over arches and scrambles up walls; potted flowers parade across balconies.

 

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