Citiva di Bagnoregio


Located around 145 km from Rome, or just 28 km from Viterbo, a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio is a trip back in time.

Founded by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago, it now has a about fifteen residents. It sits on a outcrop of volcanic stone and appears like an island surrounded by its valleys. At one time it was connected to the city of Bagnoregio but that land eroded away and today you enter the city by walking across a footbridge to go up to the old medieval town.

Pass through the stone gate and you have gone back in time. There is one main piazza, with the church San Donato dominating structure. This was the cathedral for the town of Bagnoregio until 1699. Along the piazza and the main street there are some three story buildings The Palazzo Alemanni is now owned by the local government and rooms on the upper level are used to host art exhibitions and conferences.

We were here in 2000 and while taking a fast shot of a woman on a chair, her son, Frabizio, joined us and invited us into this small restaurant/kitchen. We had some great bruschetta and a glass of wine in his basement kitchen. Very good.

Civita di Bagnoregio

Plesant scenes in the old streets of Bagnoregio.

Civita di Bagnoregio