Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio was a stop on our way from Amalfi coast to the Umbria region. It is located about 55 miles northeast of Rome. It sits on a volcanic tuff island rising up from the valley and was founded by the Etruscans 2500 years ago. 

We paid our small entrance fee of 5€ and started our dramatic entrance up to the plateau. 

The pedestrian path led to this town gate. 

Once inside we were surprised at the number of cafes and restaurant that were available. Also, there are several apartments you can rent. 

The town had one main avenue with intriguing off shoots that showcased its'  pristine appearance and blooming flowers. 

The views of the valley were gorgeous. 

There were so many terraces perched on the cliff sides with birds eye views. 

I loved how the owners really spruced up their town with beautiful stones paths, wisteria and archways. 

We enjoyed exploring Civita di Bagnoregio in the province of Viterbo. It is hard to fathom why this special place was almost completely abandon.  The tourists are now reviving it, hopefully they can continue to control the next problem, clay erosion!!


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