Beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio, a medieval village perched high on a hilltop, is a must-see travel destination in central Italy, not too far from Rome, in the Lazio region. Long neglected as residents left this iconic village, it has been saved by tourists and becoming a popular attraction in Italy. There are pages of Instagram photos from travelers that have captured the unique perspective of this village. It is an astounding sight to see this ancient village sitting high atop a rock hill, which is only accessible by a long steep pedestrian bridge. Civita is the name of the hilltop town and Bagnoregio is the nearby town. Only a handful of people live in the village now, which mostly sees tourists these days. The volcanic tufa rock on which the town sits is gradually eroding over time.
To visit Civita, buses from the nearby town of Orvieto will drop people off in Bagnoregio where they can catch a minibus or walk to the top of the hill, which takes about 15-20 minutes. You can also drive there and park at the bus lot in Bagnoregio or at the base of the bridge walkway. From Rome there are tours that take day trips and you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto and then the bus to Civita di Bagnoregio. Many may think you can do both in a day but that would be challenging unless with a very early start.
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The main sites to see when visiting Civita are the Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago at the entrance of Civita, the remains of the Renaissance Palace, the Piazza with its amazing Etruscan columns, the Church and its impressive bell tower, the Etruscan Caves on the east end of the town, and Maria's garden on the far side of the town with spectacular canyon views from her garden. She'll show visitors the garden for a euro or two.
There are several B&Bs in Civita where you can stay the night and some small restaurants for food and refreshment.
The featured tourism video in this article includes stunning aerial drone video and scenes inside this historic village. This location draws tourists and photographers because of some of the beautiful opportunites the village provides to capture Italy is days past. Can you imagine living here hundreds of years ago? Watch the video to get ideas on how you can capture your memories in long wide angle views and then close ups within the village walls. While this video was captured mainly by drone there are strict requirements for flying in Italy including steep insurance so always check regulations if you fly drones. We will be bringing our favorite 4K DSLR Sony a7R II camera and EVO Rage gimbal to capture some of our own amazing video and our other photo gear. If you capture some great video or photos will visiting, share with with #somedaytrips for a possible feature on instagram, twitter or facebook.
If you do have the chance do take the time to spend a day or part of a day visiting Orvieto another great day excursion from Rome.
This is one of our favorites among our Venice travel videos. You will be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of life in Venice, without all the tourists. This short video gives you a glimpse of what everyday life is like on the island. It's so hard to imagine Venice without all the people, but this video takes you on a quieter, more peaceful tour of the city. There are scenes of an empty St. Marks square in the early morning, expressions of the gondoliers before their day starts, the boats delivering supplies, and glass-makers at work. It is an enjoyable departure from the frenetic pace of the daily crowds that descend on Venice.
Hungry for some Italian food? Experience 3 minutes of a mouth-watering Italian foodie journey in Ferrara, Italy. You'll be dreaming about taking a trip like this someday. Buon Appetito!
More from the StoryTravelers: We're in Ferrara province, that lies in the region of Emilia Romagna which is also knows as "the kitchen of Italy", That's like crème the la crème, right? We were invited to taste mouthwatering dishes explore all corners of the spectrum of flavor. I can assure you that your taste buds are going to like it.
Pizza anyone? How about a quick lesson from Chef Jason Bartner on how to make Pizza Bianco, or white pizza, which is made with thinly sliced potatoes, ricotta and rosemary. Delizioso!
Ashley Bartner's comments on her film and cooking school: A taste of Italy and life in Le Marche at La Tavola Marche (farm, inn and cooking school). Chef Jason Bartner prepares dinner for the guests al fresco at their farm sharing the recipe for a local favorite Pizza Bianco.
Set to a cheery and familiar Italian tune, we're off to cooking school in Tuscany, Italy. Just as you might imagine, everyone's having fun while making pasta, preparing fresh bread, baking delicious deserts, and drinking champagne. Your mouth will water at the sight of beautifully plated food, chocolates, cheeses, wine, and more wine. And the views of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside are the topping on the cake, so to speak. This video comes with a warning, though, you will be hungry after watching this.
Take a few moments to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Expedia takes you on an amazing and picturesque tour of the beautiful places one can see along the coast. We were lucky enough to take the journey by car along the windy roads not too long ago. Around every bend, there were breathtaking views, quaint little towns, and lovely beaches. We stayed a few nights in the town of Amalfi in the Hotel Marina Riviera, perfectly situated overlooking the town and the beach. We stayed in their incredibly luxe and spacious Amalfitana Suite that has a large deck/balcony and exquisite interior decor. Check out our video of our visit to Amalfi and the Marina Riviera Hotel here.
There is much to see along the Amalfi Coast, including the famous cliff-side village of Positano, featured in many films, also the town of Ravello, which is perched high up on the hills affording amazing views of the coast. One can also take a boat cruise to the well-known island of Capri and stroll around the cliffs there on foot paths, or take a small boat ride into the famous Blue Grotto cavern. Take a look at our short video of our experience here. You'll see water that is bluer than anything you've ever seen before. Read on for more details about the Amalfi Coast from Expedia and enjoy their video.
Fodor's travel offers some tips on where to go to escape the crowds if you are visiting the Amalfi Coast in the summer.
The Amalfi Coast stretches for 30 miles along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy.
There are some places that are so famous and so legendary that even before you set foot there, it feels familiar. The Amalfi Coast or “road of a thousand bends” is one such place. This route has attracted society’s rich and beautiful for thousands of years and inspired some of the world’s greatest artists and writers.
The area’s largest city, Amalfi is a great place to begin this legendary journey. A wealthy and powerful town during medieval times, merchants here were amongst the few who had gold coins to spend instead of the barter system used throughout the rest of Italy. Visit the magnificent buildings that reflect that early wealth.
Positano is perhaps the best known destination on the coast. A favourite of celebrities since the 1950’s this town glitters with old-world glamour. From Marina Grande Beach, most of the paths lead right to the town centre and the Byzantine Santa Maria Assunta.
Visit the Terraces of Infinity, at Villa Combine, a view so stunning that the famous american writer, Gore Vidal called it “the most beautiful view in the world.”
Before it’s medieval glory days, the Amalfi Coast’s charms drew the Roman aristocracy.
With its endless sunshine, mediterranean colours and a landscape of gripping drama and breathtaking beauty, the Amalfi Coast truly is a legendary destination.
This video brings you a tour of Venice from day to night in a fast-paced hyperlapse format of the many splendid landmarks that make Venice a one of a kind city on the water. You will visit the Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, experience a gondola ride through the narrow canals, and much more. Venice is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Italy. Experience it in this short video.
We loved this video of Venice for its extraodinary captures of this unique city on the water. Though the video is longer than most that we choose for our site, it is very thorough, informative and nicely narrated. It is well worth viewing if you're planning a trip to Venice someday.
Have you ever dreamed of being in the perfect place that will lift your emotions to new highs? This video will take you on a delightful tour of Italy through the eyes of famous movie directors.
The concept of this Italian tourism video is in one word, brilliant. In a short 4 minutes you will travel through Italy via scenes of movies that many will remember and some you may have never heard of. What an enriching way to share the culture, romance and beauty of a country and fill your day and night dreams with visions of traveling there someday. It was made for you to dream everyday.