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    Civita di Bagnoregio

    by JohanIsWeg Written Jan 31, 2011

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    The town gate’s magnificent stone Gothic arch embraces an ancient roadway deeply carved into the tufo stone of the hill as it reaches into the heart of Civita di Bagnoregio. The cool shade within the tunnel provides a refreshing respite after the hot trek across the footbridge, and stone benches line the wall for weary feet.

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    Civita di Bagnoregio

    by JohanIsWeg Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    Residences, many of them belonging to rich Italians that use them as weekend or vacation getaways, form the majority of buildings in Civita. They provide a glimpse of architecture in the Middle Ages and is closely tied to agriculture. Many dwellings boast exterior stone stairways that lead to a second-level entry and the main living areas of the house. Ground level rooms were usually reserved for stable animals. Subterranean rooms were used as storage space or wine cellars.

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    Civita di Bagnoregio

    by JohanIsWeg Written Jan 30, 2011

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    Civita is a product of the environment from whence it grew and into which it will eventually disappear. Like many medieval hill top towns, Civita used the natural cliff faces to form its city walls. From the land, city fathers borrowed basaltina - a hard stone from flowing lava, clay and a natural cement known as pozzolana as building materials for the pre-sixteenth century buildings that still exist today.

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    Civita di Bagnoregio

    by JohanIsWeg Written Feb 1, 2011

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    Civita di Bagnoregio is about 138km north, north-west of Rome. Road access is largely via the A1 towards Firenze. We preferred driving from Fiumicino to Tarquinia, and from there via the Strada Tarquiniese, SP8, Via Madonnella, SP130 and SP6 to reach public parking on the southern-western side of the footbridge.

    The town is also easily reached from Orvieto, which is a comfortable 25km, 35 minute drive away.

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