Want to visit Italy, but looking to see more than just the tourist cities? Orvieto is your answer and is perfect for a day trip from Rome. The historic, and beautiful section of this city ... More info ›
Want to visit Italy, but looking to see more than just the tourist cities? Orvieto is your answer and is perfect for a day trip from Rome. The historic, and beautiful section of this city. The well-preserved Gothic and medieval buildings will make you feel like you're frozen in time. Civita di Bagnoregio is a magical, surreal, fantastic place located on a top of a hill that can only be reached by crossing a narrow pedestrian bridge. From there you can enjoy the most stunning panoramic views of the whole Lazio region. Nick-named "the town that is dying", two citadel has Etruscan and Medieval origins. Suspended in time and space, Civita di Bagnoregio is beyond doubt one of the most beautiful and characteristic Italian villages. Arm yourself with a room because of every step you take with breath-taking views!
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Stop At: Via Porta Santa Maria, 01022 Civita di Bagnoregio Italy
Known as "The Dying City", Civita di Bagnoregio has experienced a new life, in the last years. This small village on the border between Umbria and Lazio, is literally reborn. It recorded more than 800 thousand visitors, every year. The real name, Bagnoregio - that seems to be literally derive from Bath of the King, as this place was once a health Spa - hosted the King of the Longboards Desire, who was seriously ill. Why is the city dying? It is because it is built on a hill of tuff, is continuously being eroded by two small torrents, by the rain and the wind. A nickname, that today is the legend of Civita di Bagnoregio, founded over 2500 years ago, by the Etruscan's, perfectly sums up the uniqueness of the landscape. Civita di Bagnoregio is one of those places, that's so picture-perfect, it's hard to believe it's real!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Duomo di Orvieto, Piazza del Duomo, 05018, Orvieto Italy
Situated in less than two hours drive, Orvieto was an important Etruscan City-State. Orvieto has a unique history that dates back to over several million years ago. The origin of the Orvieto rock is most likely two to an ancient volcanic eruption. It is believed that today 's rock, where the city of Orvieto stands today, is one of these great masses of tufa rock flung from the large crater that is now the Bolsena Lake. The Etruscans inhabited Orvieto until the III Century BC, and consequently the Romans invaded it. It took the Romans two years to conquer Orvieto, which is a natural fortress, surrounded by cliffs. The Etruscans had a deep web of caves and numerous wells, in order to defend Orvieto for a long time.
In addition, to be known for its high quality cuisine (i.e. truffles), the city has an incredible Gothic Cathedral with a frescoed "Last Judgment" to rival Michelangelo's one, a labyrinth of ancient underground and St. Patrick's Well.
Duration: 2 hours