Village of Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy.
A view of the village of Civita di Bagnoregio.
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) east from it. It is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Rome. Civita was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. Bagnoregio continues as a small but prosperous town, while Civita became known in Italian as La città che muore ("The Dying Town"). Civita has only recently been experiencing a tourist revival. The population today varies from about 7 people in winter to more than 100 in summer.The town was placed on the World Monuments Fund's 2006 Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, because of threats it faces from erosion and unregulated tourism.