"Civita di Bagnoregio is a must see..." Bagnoregio by effeti

Bagnoregio Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 76 photos

The actual Civita di Bagnoregio is a medieval village, like many others in Italy...
Like many others?
Mmmmmm, not completely, there is a BIG difference.... Civita is really CAR-FREE!
And not because the municipality decided that way (with the usual exceptions of locals, etc, etc) but simply because the only connection with the high hilltop of the village is a narrow bridge, with only a walkway.
Actually, a little cart like Ape or a moped can do it, but, really, no car.
So it has the true taste of an ancient village.
Very few inhabitants, but you can find a bar, a restaurant, a church, a few rooms.
What you can visit now are the remains of the ancient town. The rock under the basements is very crumply, and little by little falling down.
In roman times, the hilltop of Civita was connected with the main town of Bagnoregio, but in 2000 years the erosion did what you see nowadays.

Where is it?

Well, Civita di Bagnoregio is in Lazio (the region of Rome) in Viterbo province, justa at the corner with Tuscany and Umbria.... Locate Orvieto and Bolsena lake, and Civita is somewhere in the middle...
Os simply use a mapping site ;-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No cars, like Venice, and unique athmosphere
  • Cons:Of course, you have to walk!
  • In a nutshell:Worth a digression from your trip
  • Last visit to Bagnoregio: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 21, 2005
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  • maritagnes's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2006 at 3:31 PM

    Che bello questo villaggio! Sognavo di visitare Bagnoregio quando ho visitato Umbria, ma purtroppo non sono riuscito. Bella presentazione!!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 3:04 PM

    Though personally I think the place is overrated, I did like your pages.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2005 at 6:08 PM

    Bravissimo! Just a little pearl I've never heard before (must check it on a map now). Haha, I can't believe - city in Europe with no cars!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 9:04 AM

    what a delightful place! Makes me want to come back to Italy already!!


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