Italy: Civita di Bagnoregio

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About 45 minutes off the autostrada at Orvieto, the small medieval town of Civita di Bagnoregio sits atop a bluff at the end of a pedestrian bridge. It is like no place I have seen before.

A guide book calls Civita the ultimate hill town in Italy. And that, it is.

We arrived on a very hot summer day and parked at the end of the town of Bagnoregio near the base of the foot bridge. At one point, this location marked the beginning of the donkey trail that connected Bagnoregio to Civita. The path eroded badly over time and was then bombed in World War II. In the 1960s the town built the footbridge.

Over the last half of the twentieth century the town nearly died, but in recent years a few people have moved back and thanks to tourists like us, it is hanging on.

There’s not much…

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