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Bagnoregio: Civita di Bagnoregio Entry Ticket & Audio Guide

1. Bagnoregio: Civita di Bagnoregio Entry Ticket & Audio Guide

Visit Civita di Bagnoregio, also known as the dying city. Get an entry ticket complete with audio guide and set out to explore this small village only accessible by a narrow bridge linking it to the neighboring village. Originally founded 2,500 years ago, this small town near Rome stands atop a red tufa cliff surrounded by the Valley of Calanchi. The town’s strategic position is also what lends it the nickname "the dying city" since the town is crumbling as the cliff slowly erodes. Walk across the narrow bridge, step through the Santa Maria Gate, and discover the unforgettable atmosphere of this medieval village. Listen to an audio guide on your phone and learn the fascinating history of this ancient place. Once you’re done exploring, stop at one of the local restaurants or bars for some refreshment. Before you leave, pop into one of the artisan shops to take home a souvenir of your experience.

From Rome: Orvieto & Civita Bagnoregio Coach Tour

2. From Rome: Orvieto & Civita Bagnoregio Coach Tour

First, get picked up from your hotel in central Rome or head to the meeting point in the city center. Board the coach and depart at 8 AM, setting off towards the ancient city of Bagnoregio in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy.  When you arrive, take a stroll around Civita di Bagnoregio which was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. The town is noted for its striking position on top of a plateau between the two valleys called Fossato del Rio Torbido and Fossato del Rio Chiaro. Find out about how the settlement is also known as the 'dying town' and was historically accessed by a single road that led from the Tiber valley to Lake Bolsena.  Then, stop for a delicious lunch at a local Italian restaurant. In the afternoon, continue the tour to Orvieto, another small town of Etruscan origins where you can admire the magnificent 14th-century cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture. Visit the remarkable Pozzo di San Patrizio, a historic well that was built by architect-engineer Antonio da Sangallo the Younger of Florence in the 16th Century.  Finally, return to Rome where you will be dropped off at the meeting point in the city center.

Day trip Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio and Villa Lante garden

3. Day trip Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio and Villa Lante garden

Ciao😊 🛵🌞 be curious on our destinations, our 📸 IG: scoot_around_rome 📷 Some will bring you with bus, some will make you go run through these places , with me will be different! Pickup / drop off at CINECITTA metro station (line A) OPTIONAL dropoff (extra fee) at your hotel(contact us in adavance, provide hotel name and address to confirm its viability) Group of 3: can be 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 sons ; this is for your best comfort ! Enjoy these 2 amazing locations , give the right time to spend and not just a quick rush ! first stop: 1h40min driving, visit lenght in Villa lante about 1h30min / 2 hours Step into a world of pure beauty at Villa Lante. Marvel at its exquisite Italian gardens, adorned with cascading fountains, vibrant flowers, and architectural marvels. A sensory delight that will leave you in awe. Many knows Villa D'este but not as many know this amazing Villa Lante, don't miss it ! Second stop: Civita di Bagnoregio " the dying city " about 20 mins from Villa Lante visit lenght about 2/3 hours Once in civita di bagnoregio you could stop for lunch before visit the city (optional) or dive right into the visit of the DYING CITY Explore the enchanting Civita di Bagnoregio, a medieval gem perched on a rugged cliff. Immerse yourself in its timeless charm, wandering through narrow streets, ancient buildings, and breathtaking vistas. A mesmerizing destination that captures the heart and ignites the imagination. Meeting point is set at Cinecittà metro station ( linea a - anagnina direction ) cause from there will be easier and less time consuming to reach these locations ( giving you EXTRA visit time) I won't watch the time , we leave around 5pm / 6pm , nobody will give you as much freedom!

From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

4. From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the "dying city" because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings). After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster's Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called "Sacred Wood", and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.

Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio Private Tour from Rome

5. Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio Private Tour from Rome

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for a day and tour the lovely small towns of the Etruscan area north of the Eternal City. Traveling by private Mercedes minivan, your first port of call is Orvieto, built on top of a plateau of tufa stone, half-way between Rome and Florence. Boasting bags of charm, and one of Italy's most beautiful gothic cathedrals, admire the façade of this historic monument, completely decorated with mosaics. Orvieto is also known for its white wine and outstanding foods and olive oil, and a stop at a country-style restaurant will introduce you to some of these taste sensations. Continue to Civita di Bagnoregio, sitting on a plateau of tufo stone just like Orvieto. The town can only be reached by a footbridge, and the plateau is slowly deteriorating, so that the town might not be there for much longer. You can also visit a winery to sample superb Umbrian wines, exemplified by the hillside towns of Orvieto and Assisi.

Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Private Day Trip from Rome

6. Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Private Day Trip from Rome

Picking you up at your hotel in Rome at 09.00 am., or Fiumicino Airport, will drive you for a private 8 hours tour to Civita di Bagnoregio (1.30 hr far from Rome) and Orvieto. Once at Civita, you will have to walk for 7-8 mnts on the pedestrian Bridge (€5 each to enter) before arriving to this little town that being on a sinking vulcanic Hill, will disappear in the Next future. From here will drive for 30 more minutes, to Orvieto, old Etruscan/medieval town, where you will have lunch (not included in the rate) and will walk around to visit its gothic Style Cathedral (€5 entrance fees), visit the underground Etruscan city possibility (€8 each) and go for wine tasting and ceramic stuff shopping. Back to Rome in the afternoon around 05.00 pm.

Civita di Bagnoregio: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

7. Civita di Bagnoregio: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Cross the 300-meter bridge into this ancient city and explore its old houses, narrow streets, and charming squares. Located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio, Civita is called the dying city because the land on which it was constructed is slowly falling away into the Valle dei Calanchi below. Enjoy views of the surrounding valley while learning the history of this city from its founding by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago to its perilous present. Travel back in time listening to stories of Civita's grand past and pass under the Romanesque Arch at the entrance of the city knowing that in a few decades it may cease to exist.

Civitavecchia: Orvieto Underground and St. Patrick's Well

8. Civitavecchia: Orvieto Underground and St. Patrick's Well

The tour depart from Civitavecchia port, it is shared where your English-speaking driver will drive north-east direction. After about 45 min's drive, you will stop at the picturesque town of Civita di Bagnoregio also called "the dying city". Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, walk through this magnificently unique setting. The Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita was built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and all that remains of the Renaissance Palace is the facade, the rest collapsed into the canyon. Visit the largest Piazza: the site of donkey races on the first Sunday of June and the second Sunday of September. In the evening, the piazza is the place to be, as what’s left of the town socializes there. Visit Maria’s Garden, follow the main road to the far side of town to see a lovely garden with canyon views. After the experience to Civita di Bagnoregio you will drive for another 20 minutes through the Umbrian countryside until arrive to Orvieto. It sits on a volcanic plateau. Its rich history began with the Etruscans and includes periods of Roman rule, barbarian invaders, and medieval battles with the papacy for its independence it has also been used as a papal refuge during the famous sack of Rome! In addition to being known for its high-quality food and wine, the town boasts an incredible Gothic cathedral with frescoes “Last Judgement” to rival Michelangelo’s in the Sistine Chapel, a labyrinth of cient underground tunnels, and a fine art gallery. Only on the private option you will visit Orvieto underground and St. Patrick's Well, built by Pope Clement the seventh during the sack of Rome in 1527 to guarantee a supply of water to its citizens in case of calamity or to survive prolonged sieges. Only during the nineteenth century took the current name "Pozzo di San Patrizio" to symbolize the spiritual path of the human soul. The legend told that a Irish priest was the guardian of the cave- the well precisely - from which the faithful could be convinced of the atrocity of the pains of hell. It was designed by "Antonio da Sangallo il giovane". The well, circular section, is 62 meters deep and 13 meters wide. Around the barrel spiral turn two spiral staircases in such a way as to run overlapping each other without ever crossing. In this way the helical system of steps allowed animals to carry water drawn from the bottom of the cavity and not to hinder the path of those who went up to the surface. 248 are the steps for each climb

Siena - Rome Transfer Tour with Orvieto & Montepulciano

9. Siena - Rome Transfer Tour with Orvieto & Montepulciano

Transfer from Siena to Rome via the hill towns of Montepulciano and Orvieto, allowing you to enjoy your time between destinations. Hop on to your comfortable private transportation and start the fun and practical journey experiencing the splendor of the neat and harmonious landscapes of the val d'Orcia area while conversing with your expert English speaking driver-guide. Arrive in Montepulciano, a hilltop famous for its Vino Nobile wine and elegant buildings. Explore the town's many streets and squares and visit a winery to taste wine or any of the many shops of local crafts and products. After visiting Montepulciano, travel on to Orvieto, an extraordinary town that is perched on a high cliff overlooking the picturesque valley since Etruscan times, although it developed mostly throughout the Middle Ages under the Papal States. Enjoy leisure time exploring the city's cobbled streets and quiet piazzas and marvel at the intricate Duomo, the art filled interiors. Of the many sights Orvieto offers, the extraordinary double-helix well of Saint Patrick is a rare architectural delight, a testament to the preciousness of water and the great lengths that people would go to assure its availability. Enjoy free time to indulge in the tasty local cuisine accompanied by Umbria's tasty wines. After visiting Orvieto, enjoy the last stretch of road towards the modernity – or antiquity – of Rome and be dropped off at your accommodation or the airport after 7 hours of transfer tour.

Mystic and War tour: Montecassino&Gustav Line

10. Mystic and War tour: Montecassino&Gustav Line

In the heart of Ciociaria, south of Rome, stands one of the most famous abbeys in the world that owes so much of its fame, in addition to the beauty that distinguishes it, also to the history that saw it protagonist during the middle of the last century. A history of destruction and recovery, a history that has brought back to its maximum splendor what is the first monastery founded by Saint Benedict, the place where his famous Benedictine Rule was implemented for the first time. Even today, tens of thousands of travelers reach this abbey perched on a hill surrounded by greenery and cross its spaces, the beautiful cloisters, to breathe peace and beauty and admire frescoes and mosaics of enormous value. In fact, there are many treasures kept inside as well as in the museum that exhibits historical manuscripts and paintings of the highest value. During your visit you will also have the opportunity to experience a piece of history of the twentieth century, because this land full of faith and devotion was the victim of an allied bombing that during the Second World War was intended to break through the German defensive line - Gustav Line- but that besides costing the lives of thousands of soldiers, still buried in the nearby military cemeteries, destroyed much of the monastic complex. Fortunately, as we can see with our eyes, the post-war reconstruction has managed to bring this place full of charm to its ancient splendor and return us all the magic of an ancient monastery that still has much to tell.

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based on 30 reviews

The places we visited were, without a doubt, wonderful; but the courtesy of our guide was exceptional. Thank you, Andrea, for providing us, in addition to information, a little piece of your heart and a little bit of the soul of your country. I hope life brings us together again.

A fantastic and eventful excursion with Erna, our German-speaking tour guide. Everything went extremely well from start to finish. We will not soon forget this great day. Annette & Natascha

Very interesting tour & fantastic place to visit. Guide was very informative & very good English.

Cristina is a fantastic guide and brought the history alive with her knowledge and stories.