Old villas missing half a house hang on for dear life while the eroding rock underneath them continues to crumble under the medieval village of Civita. Upper floor windows show the sky behind it instead of a room. With only a few residents that stay year round because of crumbling foundations from rock erosion, it seems only a matter of time before the rest collapses into the deep ravine below.
Civita, a world unto itself, shows the heart of a true medieval village that has been untouched by time. A few artisans, restaurant and shop owners are the only year round inhabitants. Summer brings on swarms of tourists. Such an unusually preserved and unique environment draws a lot of attention. However, many feet create a hardship on the delicate foundations, and an entrance fee to preserve the medieval town seems like the only solution.
The following articles will provide insight into just what Civita di Bagnoregio is all about.
*Charming Civita, Italy’s Medieval Wonder
*Crumbling Italian village to charge entrance fee to pay for foundations
3 thoughts on “Civita di Bagnoregio to Charge Entrance Fees”
I think that this isn’t a bad idea. The Italian government just doesn’t have the money to restore or maintain every historical site in Italy, so inevitably private money will have to step in. Thanks for sharing this!
Thank you for sharing. I agree with you completely. I think it would be heart wrenching to lose these historical sites that are irreplaceable.I was happy to see the Italian government take action in asking for some help. Glad you responded!
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