Dolly Travels – Bagnoregio and Civita, Orvieto

Published Date Author: , June 10th, 2015

Civita - Dolly GoolsbyHi, Everyone,

Today is our last day in Orvieto. Early this morning we caught a bus which took us to the nearby town of Bagnoregio, another Umbrian hill town. This was an hour’s ride on a very twisty road, but through beautiful country. Once we arrived in Bagnoregio, we had to walk a little over a mile to get to the ancient, almost isolated village of Civita.

That is Civita, sitting up on a hill. We had to walk on that footbridge you see in the foreground to get to Civita. This little village is really very old. Its origins go back to Etruscan times. It is very small now. One can walk across the city in about 5 minutes.

However, the structures – the houses, the church, some other buildings – are kept in pretty good condition. Of course, over the centuries, some structures have fallen down, walls have eroded, and the village suffered a major earthquake in 1695. So it is no longer a thriving city of 4,000 residents. There is a church, as I told you, and old olive press, 3 small hotels, and 3 or 4 tiny earring places.

It was a warm day, so we had some refreshments, then we walked back across the footbridge, into Bagnoregio and on to the bus stop.

We arrived in Orvieto hot, tired and hungry. We had pizzas and drinks, then everyone decided that we each needed to take a nap. That we did. Now we need to finish packing, as we leave tomorrow for Cinque Terre. It is going to be a long day, riding on trains, with four train changes.

We have really enjoyed our stay in Orvieto, though. It is such a lovely place to be. But now I will post one final pictures of the beautiful Duomo, and say, Arriverderci to Orvieto.

I will write more from Vernazza.

Ciao for now,
Dolly

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