Feb 9, 2010

La città che muore

...in the end of the 17th century a major earthquake accelerated the old town's decline... in the 19th century Civita di Bagnoregio was turning into an island and the pace of the erosion quickened as the layer of clay below the stone was reached in the area where today's bridge is located. Bagnoregio continues as a small but prosperous town, while Civita became known as "il paese che muore" (in Italian: "the dying town"). The town is noted for its striking position atop a plateau of friable volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber river valley, in constant danger of destruction as its edges fall off, leaving the buildings built on the plateau to crumble.

Bolsena - a wonderfull night out...

1 comment:

davide said...

a very beautiful place!