A Footbridge to the “Dying City”

Visiting  Bagnoregio  is certainly one of the most exciting experiences you can have in the Tuscia region. The beauty of Civita, known as “the dying city”, makes this small town in the province of Viterbo a popular destination for national and international visitors. Civita increasingly draws lovers who stroll along the footbridge suspended above the Valle dei Calanchi, or Badlands Valley, to the village where they exchange promises of eternal love. Bagnoregio is experiencing a period of major growth thanks to the the development of its tourism sector, which is focused on authentic experiences for the visitor. Walking through the village is the best way to breathe in the welcoming atmosphere of Bagnoregio. Stroll down Corso Mazzini with its characteristic shops, walk up to the take in the views at the Belvedere, or lose yourself in the small alleys leading to breathtaking views.

The Belvedere offers a stunning view of Civita di Bagnoregio, an Etruscan village with more than 2,000 years of history. Several collapses through the centuries have plunged churches and buildings down to the valley below downstream, where they remain lost to history. It’s this sense of insecurity and fragility adds to the fascination of the place. 
Passing through the corridor to the doors of the city, you will find yourself immersed in quiet, suspended in time, and apart from the worldA welcoming committee of local cats adds to the particular character of Civita. The center of the village is Piazza San Donato, where you will find the Cathedral of San Donato, the cathedral until 1699.

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Lucianna Coppola

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