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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Back in Time ~ Civita

This was not the best weather for 'day-tripping'. . . but we headed out with GianMarco our driver, across Tuscany and Umbria to the town of Civita di Bagnoregio


Civita is a mid-evil city built high above the valley on the tufu rock. The only way to get there is a high footbridge that leads across the valley.
Not the easiest walk on a windy and rainy day.


One you pass through the walls, it is like a step back in time. The village is much as it has been for centuries . . . except for the constant erosion of the volcanic rock.  The fronts of some homes lead to nothing but cliff.
Every corner of the village is a postcard (If Walt Disney was to build Italy... this is what it would look like) As the church bells rang, the skies began to clear. . .


The views are breathtaking. Rick Steves wrote this great article about Civita . . . worth a bit of arm-chair traveling .


The skies did clear and we all had a wonderful time . . . this is one of my favorite photos of our 'Spirit of Tuscany' group.




I am also joining Our World Tuesday
Y'all enjoy the ride~
Sandi

4 comments:

molly said...

Love all the coloured umbrellas and you are right, this does look picture postcard perfection

Mollyxxx

Felicia said...

Wow just wow. I bet this place is so beautiful, at least your photos show it that way. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to google Civita.

Rajlakshmi said...

The place looks so beautiful and quiet. I would love to visit it one day.

Twinkle Eyed Traveller

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots! I'm glad the weather cleared up for you.

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