Founded by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago, it now has a about fifteen residents. It sits on a outcrop of volcanic stone and appears like an island surrounded by its valleys. At one time it was connected to the city of Bagnoregio but that land eroded away and today you enter the city by walking across a footbridge to go up to the old medieval town.
Located in the region of Lazio, very near the border with Umbria and less than two hours north the Rome, you can find one of Italy's most charming and uncrowded medieval hill towns, Civita di Bagnoregio.
Although Civita (pronounced Chee-vee-ta) is relatively small, only about 300m in length, it is well worth a visit. It has been given the nickname, "The Dying Town", due to the fact that the edges of this village have been eroding and crumbling down to the valley floor below caused by very infrequent earthquakes in the area.
We came here to do our wedding photos and we fell in love with the beautiful surroundings, the atmosphere and the peace and tranquility.