A walking tour of Civita di Bagnoregio, the ‘dying city
- Take a walking tour of Civita di Bagnoregio
- Explore this unique city and hear of it’s history
- Walk the bridge that connects Bagnoregio to the rest of the world
Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the dying city because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the “feeling” that makes unique and marvellous the people have seen the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner you prefer and makes you feel better about yourself:
The Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, was cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago; the Renaissance Palace: all that remains of an old palace is the facade, the rest collapsed into the canyon; the most largest Piazza: the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September. In the evening, the piazza is the place to be, as what’s left of the town socialises there.
Maria’s Garden: Follow the main road to the far side of town to see a lovely garden with canyon views. If the garden is open, Maria will greet you in a small piazza and urge you to see it. She shows the garden to visitors for pocket change; give her a euro or two.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Tour starts: 08.45 AM or on request
Meeting point and Pick-up: TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS situated in “Largo della Pace”, Civitavecchia Port. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). I’ll wait for you with a signature of your name
- transfer from Civitavecchia port single and return
- ticket Entrance to the city
- light lunch
Additional services on request: additional stops in Tuscania, Viterbo, Bolsena or Tarquinia
We suggest to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun and an umbrella to procet you from the rain. Remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed without notice due to weather and traffic. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you