Central Central Italy Cities and Towns

Civita di Bagnoregio the town that dies

Civita di Bagnoregio, otherwise known as the city that dies because it rises on a tuff column in an area characterized by this peculiarity where the sides of the mountains give way to erosion by time.
Due to the characteristic shape of the hill, absolutely unreachable, over 2000 years ago, Civita di Bagnoregio was built by the Etruscans.
The peculiarity of the hill is the reason for the success of this small village which only in the 1960s, of the last century, was connected to the road by the current pedestrian bridge, which access to the only city gate on the sides of which two lions stand. clutching the heads of two men in their claws. These sculptures recall the victories of the city against the tyrants. Crossing the door you arrive to Piazza San Donato, elegant square, where we find the church with the bell tower that looks like the tower of a castle, the museum where the earthly vibrations are studied and all around the elegant noble palaces
Civita di Bagnoregio has become so famous that it inspired Japanese comics. We arrive from Orvieto or Viterbo through a splendid uncontaminated landscape.
So other than a dying city, Civita di Bagnoregio is a very lively and beautiful city to visit absolutely.

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