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.


Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, beautiful photos. That looks such a great place to visit. I love all the flowers and plants in the two photos. And walking along that path up to the town seems kind of cool! Yikes on the Boar hunting.

Thank you so much for sharing your photos and about the town of Civita di bagnoregio. Great post!

Annie said...

It's such a beautiful place. funny story about hitting the floor!

girasoli said...

Beautiful photos! I visited Civita di bagnoregio in the summer while staying in Orvieto back in 2001. That sounds scary though crossing the bridge with gun shots firing. I probably would have done the same thing!