One of the prettiest places in Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio has been called one of the prettiest places in Italy.  It has also been given the name of dying town.  These days there are not too many residents about.  There are some places that we seem to gravitate towards and Civita di Bagnoregio is one of them.

Late last year I unearthed the photos taken with my old camera back in the days when I was still using film.  Today I’m going to share with you some digital photos from a trip we made with friends.

The surrounding scenery of the Calanchi Valley is rather spectacular and breath taking.









It’s well worth exploring once you make it over that bridge.

  • Mayne if I had an Ape to carry the shopping.

    • That would make it more appealing certainly Judith 🙂

  • Ingrid

    A wonderful looking spot – I wonder whether these places would be as alluring if they were restored or if that would lose the appeal. I also wonder what stories it would tell if the walls could talk – I was in a wonderful church in Aix en Provence last weekend hints of old frescoes on the walls huge stained glass windows and I wondered who had been in this ancient house of worship? What stories? What conspiracies were conspired here?

    • I often have similar thoughts Ingrid when I am in places like this. What happened etc.

  • LindyLou Mac

    One of our favourite places to take guests as well Cathy, lost count of how many times we have been there.

    • That’s understandable Linda, one of the highlights of the area most definitely.

  • Ah yes the first place I lived and worked in Italy and the place where I met my hubby!!

    • So it was – full of special memories for you Heather. Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  • Janine

    The way these towns look hewn from the hilltop never ceases to amaze me. They just sit is such perfect harmony with everything that went before and since. A beautiful post Cathy. Thank you!

    • I know Janine, and there are so many towns like this clinging to hilltops and they all look slightly different and have their own special characteristics. I’m so pleased you like this post 🙂

  • What a gorgeous place. I hope so much that something will draw people back to live and thrive there.

    • It is a gorgeous place, and perhaps people will return to live. It is a really popular place with tourists.

  • Lisa at Wanderlust Women

    WOW – this is gorgeous. I must stop here en route to Tuscany this spring. Thanks for this!

    • You should Lisa if you get the chance. I look forward to seeing if you do. You’re welcome.