Civita di Bagnoregio in Viterbo province is definitely one of the most picturesque cities around Rome. It was founded more than 2500 years ago by the Etruscans It has earned its nickname “La Citta Che Muore” or the dying Town due to its striking position on top of a plateau of friable volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber river valley. The town is in constant danger of destruction due to erosion.
To get to Civita di Bagnoregio you need to park at Bagnoregio and walk for about 15-20 min. There is also an entrance fee of 5 euro. The bridge offers many beautiful spots for taking photos, especially if you come in the morning or on a weekday.
The architecture of Civita di Bagnoregio is several hundred years of and is beautiful to look at while exploring the city.
Apart from stunning architecture, the town is also known for its cuisine. Think delicious bruschette, grilled meat and potatoes, soup with soybeans and different types of pasta.
We have tried gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and 4 cheeses and tagliolini con zucca gialla and gorgonzale very satisfied.
You can also buy some local products ranging from honey and jams to pasta to soaps and perfumes. On the way back you can also stop at one of the shops to get a souvenir or an artwork.
Civita di Bagnoregio is definitely worth a visit if you have some time to spend in Rome and appreciate history.
Despite the stunning beauty of the city, it is the locals that we met that made our stay truly special.