Bagnoregio Travel Guide

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Bagnoregio Highlights

  • Pro
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     No cars, like Venice, and unique athmosphere 

  • Con
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     Of course, you have to walk! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Visit Civita before it is too late! 

Bagnoregio Things to Do

  • Stunning views from the town

    When living the village of Civita to come back to the parking lot or the town of Bagnoregio, this is the view you have from under the village gate...

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  • Walk the narrow streets

    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...

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  • There are nice standing houses, too!

    Of course, not every building is ffalling down. Some are just nice ancient bulding, and meny were restored in a very nice way not so long ago.Every house has, however, a nice "medieval" and cozy taste....

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  • Not everything is falling....

    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!

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  • Look at the remains of the ancient...

    the first square you meet, on your right, has a bar, but also this building. Half of it seems in actual use, the other is gone with the rock itself.The result of these contrasts is really amazing.....

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  • The village entrance

    Finally, you did! You are at the village door and the climbing is over.... Take your breath for a while, and take the first glance of the village center from the ancient gate.Take a look at the amazing landscape you see from there, too.

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  • The house went down the valley

    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 example

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  • Climb to the village center.

    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 building

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  • Around The Village...

    This path was leading to somewhere I thought..So, I followed it & led to nowhere ! It was a dead end !This place is a maze that you would want to pass/walk through every stretch !

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  • Around The Village...

    Another 'preserved' steps, going into somebody's house !Knock on the door & you might have a chat with somebody...if she or he would want to have a chat anyway....If not, then wandering around some more !

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  • Around The Village...

    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 !

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  • Around The Village...

    Well, as you are longer wandering around in this place, you would want to buy a place here right ?...Maybe a house ?Well, no you can't !Unless you are very very rich...all the houses are privately owned !

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  • Around The Village...

    Another sight along St. Mary Street...Notice the buildings or rather houses by the sides...& the steert itself which looks 'new'.This makes up Civita de Bagnoregio that we could see today !

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  • Around The Village...

    My work of trying to capture a bunch of flowers in Bagnoregio turns out to be blurry....Well, nothing perfect when you are living this life but I'm showing my 'amateur' photography skills anyway...

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  • Around The Village...

    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 !

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  • Around The Village...

    Another stretch of street in Civita de Bagnoregio !The only main street in this place is called St. Mary Street...The streets in Civita...are narrow & completely excavated in tufa, dense with shadows & lights...

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  • Around The Village...

    One of the many arches in Civita de Bagnoregio !There were many famous people from that era, who have lived in this village on top of a hill...So, there are poems, paintings, stories...all stemed from this heavenly place !

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  • Around The Village...

    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' !

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  • Around The Village...

    The walls of the buildings in Civita de Bagnoregio are fully intact & being preserved !It was told that an American family also lives in this village to oversee the development of the village !

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  • Around The Village...

    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'...

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  • Around The Village...

    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...

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  • Around The Village...

    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...

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  • Around The Village...

    On some corners of the village, bushes creep in to show us the abandoness (is there such a word ?) of Civita de Bagnoregio...I'm a sucker for this kind of sight...in fact, I took a thousand photos in & around this civita..Well, make it a hundred photos.

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  • Around The Village...

    I wandered around the village feeling that it's my own village, under my own name !Plants & flowers crawling up almost everywhere !Walked on the streets & paths which used to be the hussle of this small village on the hill in rural Italy !

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Bagnoregio Restaurants

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    by lforrro Updated Feb 6, 2008

    "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 :-)

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Bagnoregio Transportation

  • There is only one way to...

    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...

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  • Once You Reach...

    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...

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  • How To Reach Here ?

    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...

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Bagnoregio Warnings and Dangers

  • Accomodation-wise...

    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...

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  • Not Easy...

    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.

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Bagnoregio Favorites

  • Another photo of me...

    Another photo of me standing by the stairs as if it's my house, going up to the house ! I wish !The great thing was also nobody's around !This place is really a getaway from any 'civilization' ! If you know what I mean...

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  • This lady...

    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.

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  • This is the town where...

    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 !

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