Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Civita di bagnoregio
This enclave is close to Orvieto. It's a small hill town only accessible by a walking bridge. A bit of a ghost town, unmarred (so far) by the modernization of progress. It’s a charming, rustic Etruscan town that rises like a monolith out of its surrounding canyons. The buildings are a mix of the forgotten and those being carefully and tastefully restored by the ‘new’ inhabitants. Civita is decaying in parts but that is part of its charm for me. It's hauntingly beautiful.
I visited Civita during their wild boar hunting season. I had that fact in the back of my mind while crossing the expansive bridge over the canyons: when gun shots rang out, I hit the floor of that concrete bridge in one second flat.