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Civita- the dying city

Civita di Bagnoregio is a small Italian hill town in the province of Viterbo, in central Italy.  It’a an amazing, unique city, like those great places where only noblemen lived or like something out of a good story book.

Beautiful views all around the town, and many beautiful buildings everywhere. It only takes a few hours to walk down every street and walkway, but it’s amazing.

The only connection to the city is a long foot bridge. (Wear good walking shoes, and take along some water. The walk is pretty intense, especially on a hot day, but well worth it). The entrance is a huge stone passageway, cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and decorated in the 12th century with a Romanesque arch. Passing through the portal, you enter another world — one stuck in the Middle Ages.

You enter the country by the Porta Santa Maria, dug in the cliff and attributed to the Vignola. There are many squares and noble palaces on the way to Piazza San Donato, where the cathedral dwells, former Duomo di San Donato – the most important church of the village, built in the V century, and restructured many times, by the strong participation Nicola Matteucci’s, in 1500. The church hosts a wood crucifix considered miraculous. The public square is one-of-a-kind: the paving is made of rubble and earth, and it immediately gives the impression of being launched 400 years back in the past. The visit continues among narrow lanes and medieval courtyards, houses and little squares.

By | 2018-05-14T12:06:53+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Cozy|0 Comments

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