Civita di Bagnoregio   52738
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1 Lubriano
2 Monte Peglia, 837m
3 Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Lubriano)
4 Monte Subasio, 1290m
5 Monte Pennino, 1571m
6 Monte Igno, 1435m
7 Chiesa di San Donato
8 Porta Santa Maria
9 CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO
10 Monte Croce di Serra, 994m
11 VALLE DEI CALANCHI
12 Monte Tilia, 1775m
13 Monte di Cambio, 2081m
14 Monte Terminillo, 2216m
15 Monte Nuria, 1888m
16 Monte Pizzuto, 1288m
17 Monte Pellecchia, 1370m
18 Monte Soratte, 691m

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Location: Bagnoregio (443 m)      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: August 2014
Civita di Bagnoregio (in the center of pano) is known by few, even in Italy, but, to me, is an amazing place.

The town is known as the "dying town", because it is in constant danger of destruction, slipping away due to erosion. It is perched on top of a rock of tufa stone, which edges are slowly falling off, leaving the buildings on the plateau to crumble.

The rock rests on layers of clay, eroded at the base under the continuous action of the two rivers in the valleys below as well as by the effect of rain and wind.

The town in the Middle Ages was a lot bigger, but has fallen a little at a time in the valley below.

Comments

Nice combination of mountain landscape and the remarkable city on the rocks. Greetings, Fried
2014/09/09 08:18 , Friedemann Dittrich
Sarà stata messa meglio quando vi nacque quello che "sempre pospuose la sinistra cura"...
2014/09/11 12:49 , Pedrotti Alberto
Impressive!
2014/09/11 20:35 , Jörg Braukmann
The eroding tufa behind the little town reminds me a bit of Cappadocia. Hadn't expected this in this part of Italy. Cheers, Martin
2014/09/11 21:02 , Martin Kraus
Thank you very much for the comments. In this remote and tiny village, was born in 1217 a saint that in the Middle Ages was very famous, San Bonaventura (at that time the village was much larger). San Bonaventura taught at the Sorbonne in Paris and is mentioned by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
Probably the pano does not make completely the suggestion of the place, but if you are traveling in those areas, go see it. You will not regret.
Civita has completely preserved its medieval aspect.
2014/09/11 21:06 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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