ItalyCivita di Bagnoregio
Global Perspectives - Italy: Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio is one of those places that is so picturesque, it’s hard to believe it’s real. Perched upon a hill within the Tiber River valley in northern Lazio, the town seems to exist in another realm, out of time and place in today’s modern era and yet another beautiful example of how history persists in every corner of Italy. Civita di Bagnoregio is famously referred to as La città che muore, “The Dying Town” because its friable, volcanic base continues slowly crumbling into the valley. We’ll learn about the badlands surrounding the town, but also about the history of the deforestation in the area, which started back in the ancient Roman times and it’s partly responsible for the landslide that is slowly destroying Civita.