Tuscany Day Trip: Civita Di Bagnoregio


For anyone looking to experience Tuscany,
and I mean the real Tuscany
(not just downtown Florence),
this weekend I'm happy to share my favorite day trips with you.

Maybe you have been here earlier,
or are planning a trip there soon,
or maybe- it can just serve as inspiration 
for a "someday" trip.

Either way, these are all very obtainable 
-and budget friendly-
day trips you can take from Florence
that seem to provide consistent enjoyment.




Civita Di Bagnoregio is a visual feast.
From it's dramatic position situated in the middle of Tiber river valley
to it's scenic views,
this town is a pleaser for both the men & the ladies.


the tiber river valley. at the edge of bagnoregio, at the start of the crossing to civita
To be honest,
"Civita" is technically not in Tuscany, it's in Lazio...
but as it is easily drivable from Florence,
as well as totally stunning,
 I've added it to our list.




The city was founded by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago
but like another beloved Italian city...
is literally disappearing gradually over time.

Though unlike Venice's problem of sinking,
Civita loses it's city from landslide and shifts.

Beyond the shrinking city,
The town's population is also shrinking.
In the winter, the town population sits around 12 people.
In the summer, it explodes to almost 100.



To get to Civita,
you'll have to head to Bagnoregio.

You can either drive there
or train to Orvieto and take a bus to Bagnoregio.

Once you arrive in Bagnoregio,
you walk across an amazing bridge into the tiny town.

It is definitely an experience!



There isn't much to do in this small town
other than gawk and eat,
but it's absolutely perfect.




The streets of Civita are quiet & lonely, 
with only a handful of Italian tourist sharing the city with you.





Visiting Civita is ideal for the late morning,
before the day gets too hot 
and to allow you the lunch setting of a lifetime.



The local restaurants are exceptionally good and well-priced,
which is most towns should be expected.

But in Civita is actually quite amazing...
 after you consider that all food & drink has to be carried in 
across the bridge, every single day.

Once you have walked the town, 
had lunch in one of Civita's sleepy piazzas,
head back to Bagnoregio (where you crossed the bridge)
and make your way 30 minutes up the road to Orvieto
to complete the perfect day trip.



*images by Aspiring Kennedy & Rob Garey

12 comments:

  1. i desperately want to travel to the tuscan countryside. desperately! awesome photos.

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  2. I am seriously going there now. Wow! What beautiful photos. And I am definitely more interested in the countryside than the city. Something so magical about it!

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  3. Wow....this is just amazing. Stunning pictures.....oh how I wish I could click my heels and be transported to Tuscany right this minute! I can hear the lively conversations in Italian and smell the aromatic meals wafting through the air now......

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  4. I love Italy so very much, and Tuscany is crazy beautiful. One of my favorites is Cortona (actually where Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed, but I didn't know at the time). It's a very tiny town at the top of a very steep hill.

    This place looks incredible. Thanks so much for the introduction to yet another reason I should live in Italy.

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  5. Definitely archiving all your travel posts! We're taking our first trip out of the country next week and I can't wait - we're headed to Madrid!

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  6. Now I'm excited. My family and I will visit Florence next year, and It looks so beautiful, I know its going to be hot, as we will travel in july, what kind of clothes would you recommend me to bring. I love this post and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. Wow!! that is beautiful! im going to Barcelona in few weeks! Really excited , but will have to share Italy as well!)

    XO,
    Yelena

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  8. Hello, this looks pretty Gorgeous with a capital 'G'! Love your travel posts, LBK!

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  9. I think Italy offers corners of the world that take you out of place and time. So glad you discovered one of these places! :) Thanks for sharing the pics Lauren!

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  10. Wow - looks stunning!! Sometimes those hard to get to places turn out to be the best! I'll have to remember this if I ever get back to Tuscany sometime!

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  11. oh mg. lauren, thanks for sharing. now i must put on my list.

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