With its views over the Tiber Valley, Civita di Bagnoregio lies on a tuffaceous rise between the two ravines of Rio Chiaro and Rio Torbido. Thanks to its intact old town centre and the beauty of the surroundings, it counts as one of the most beautiful settlements in Italy.
Unlike anywhere else!
Civita di Bagnoregio has very ancient origins. The area has been inhabited since the Villanovan era (9th-8th cent. BC), as evidenced by various archaeological findings. The settlement – a russet mass surmounted by a slender Romanesque bell tower stands – can be seen as an island in the fragile immensity of gullies, rather like a rippling sea. It is quite surreal, in that one feels one is witnessing a quiet storm.