Updated: Jun 3, 2021
Civita di Bagnoregio is a tiny town, founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago, situated in the valley of the badlands (Valle dei Calanchi) a region west of Lake Bolsena. The morphology of this region was caused by erosions and landslides and the town, which was three times larger than now in the Middle Ages, has gradually shrinked to the actual size and is known as the "dying city".
The town emerges from the valley like an earthly Mont Saint Michel and has a unique charm.
Civita di Bagnoregio is nowadays inhabited by only 16 people and most of its buildings are now used as typical restaurants.
The town is almost 3 hours away from the villa. Leave your car at the parking lot and take the bus to the footbridge linking the new town to the old town (the bus passes every 15 minutes).
A complete tour of the town takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour; plus 30 minutes walking from the bus stop to the town along the footbridge.