No cars, like Venice, and unique athmosphere
Of course, you have to walk!
Visit Civita before it is too late!
You can easily walk all the narrow streets of civita. Go straight eastward fron the village entrance, pass the church of the square, and walk this street, to... On your right, terraces facing the valley with wonderful ladscapes...Go to the end, and you will find a narrow entrance to a little garden at the end of the village (on your left) with a...more
Well, despite the picture here, not everything is falling here. The village is not totally diying...Hey, would you imagine that not more than 100 meters from the "house of the olive tree" i took in the attached picture, there are a building where the Univesity of Washington state keeps architecture courses?Well, that exactly what is true!more
Before entering the village, you can easily understand what happened to most of the houses, and to the whole hill that once connected the actual Civita to Bagnoregio itself..... The crumbly rock went down piece by piece, and many building with itThis is only an examplemore
The only way you have to reach the hilltop and the village is... to walk.there is only a narrow absolutely-no-cars bridge that crosses the valley and bring you there.While the first part is easy, the last one is steep and harder.... but not long.So, climb the road and reach the village gate, guarded by this buildingmore
In Civita de Bagnoregio, there are a phone booth, a bar, a restaurant, a toilet...even a laundry !Where are all these things ? Do we take photos of these things when we travel ? Not me per se !Well, then you guys have to come here & see what this place could offer each & everyone of you !more
Another stretch of St. Mary Street...Small aligned houses still keeping their typical medieval aspects.Probably being that way to preserved the village itself.I have to mention here that the village doesn't look old but looks 'being preserved'...maybe to some of you, would look new like a small theme park, albeit being trapped in times !more
Also, we could walk till the edge of the village (it's a very small village !) & seeing over the ruralness down below...My feeling was indescribable anyway being in Civita de Bagnoregio...Everything was so peaceful, serene....heaven-like for me !Well, I just love this place so I can't really stop talking about 'civita' !more
We are in Bagnoregio, Italy. A medieval town perched on top of a dying hill within a walking distance from Bagnoregio is called Civita de Bagnoregio...Bagnoregio is situated in the north of Rome, near the town of Viterbo.Okay, I captured another nice photo from 'civita'...more
95% of the houses are well-preserved but it's like a long lost abandoned museum ! A well-kept one...by people that we would never know exist ?I did feel at one time that I wanted to knock on the door (this photo) but too scared to do so ! In case I was disturbing people making love or something...more
Another amazing sight !I doubt that epople would think that this photo was taken somewhere in Italy, right ?With nobody around to disturb me in capturing the sights, I felt that I was in a different world alltogether !I was told later that there were people living in these houses but they were just not around, maybe in their houses, but doing what...more
"Antico Forno" is a small restaurant and B&B in the Civita Bagnoregio. Franco, the owner is also the cook and he's taking care of every single client in a very warm a friendly way, making you feel at home immediately. The city is very silent and relaxing giving the impression that the time just stopped. Thing are different about Franco: he could be the living heart of this city. He's full of life and energy and he's putting so much passion in what he does. We just let him choose for us from the menu and surprise us with his talent.
It was an unforgettable experience and we hope to be able to go back, once again in this short life we have.
Favorite Dish: PICIARELLI AL TARTUFO NERO, which is home made pasta with truffles from the surroundings of Bagnoregio. I really like tartufo so having to taste this pasta was a real joy to my senses :-)
There's no other way in but this narrow bridge,actually only a walkway.There is a car park at the beginning (around 50 places... i won't bet in a place in high season: you can also walk from the center of Bagnoregio (not long, but up and down) or park along the way, if you arrive by car.In theory you have to pay for the parking (buy a ticket from...more
You don't exactly reach the 'pedestrian bridge' when you are in Bagnoregio.You would want to go to Civita de Bagnoregio which is about 20 minutes walking from Bagnoregio village to the base of the pedestrian bridge.Of course if you have a car, once you arrive in Bagnoregio, you could just drive to the base of the bridge; Park your car & walk up the...more
How to reach here ?Well, depends on where you want to start ?The best way is of course if you have a car, your own transport then it would be much much easier for you guys to reach this great place !If like me, you want to be adventurous...then, follow these routes. Ready ?First, if from Rome, take a bus or train to Viterbo; Viterbo is a nice town...more
Okay, accomodation-wise, you could stay at some nice hotels but there's no cheap hotels around Bagnoregio.Based yourself in Bagnoregio town & walk to Civita de Bagnoregio...Sure, you could sleep at the bus stop, I don't think people would give you any problem. Maybe if you are lucky, ask somebody if they could let you sleep on Civita de Bagnoregio...more
It's not easy to get here unless you have your own transport. Nevertheless, it is possible to reach here if you are a lone traveller like me.The buses from Viterbo & Orvieto commune between them, passing through Bagnoregio. Maybe you have to change a bus or 2 but hey, I said it's not easy didn't I ?Take the Cotral buses to reach here.more
This lady charged whoever wants to take photos of her garden. Well, for just 1 or 2 Euros, it's okay I guess.After all, there are only a handful of her & her friends, men & women similar ages; stays on top of Civita de Bagnoregio. Help them if you must or avoid them if you feel like to.more
This is the town where I want to live my life in, so I have got to show off that I was there. Took a few photos of myself. Nobody's around but there are a few odd strangers of course.Every corner offered me a dream in my head. This photo shows me standing in the middle of the medieval street. Feeling good being at my dream place !more