For the Dying Town, as it’s called, Civita di Bagnoregio in
Umbria (ADD-IT: actually in Lazio by some 10 km) feels surprisingly alive and welcoming, even in the heat.
When Liz from Fetching the World – who showed you some doors from here already – told me that one of the towns she wanted to visit was this one, I had a good feeling about it immediately since I’ve long wished to see it too.
If you arrive with a dog in the summer, you must fast walk the entire length of the bridge without even a slight pause, because there is no shade and the hot stone is killing his paws. Not to mention that you have to pay. The town might be dying but it hasn’t lost its sense of economy.
It might be that there is really nobody living behind all these doors.
There are still some restaurants and bars, at least in the season, and my American friends and I chose a good one.
Near here we had a picnic and ate the tiramisu which amore prepared for us with love and I showed it to you here.
Bye bye, Civita, and now run! The bridge again!
I saved the best for last: it doesn’t happen often that I know the photographer so that I can take a snap like this with no bad feelings. Thank you for the lovely day, Liz and co! Look at that view!
If you click on the photo below, you will enter my flickr account where you can view the photos again from the start. It looks even better if you choose the full screen view. I’m sorry that you can’t comment on individual photos any more, but mostly it was only Liz doing this, so here is a nice photo of her to make it up to her. (Nah, not for this reason!)
Photo: © signature mmm