Civita di Bagnoregio is a small medieval town in central Italy that was nearly untouched by the Renaissance. Civita has also been nicknamed “the dying city” because it suffers constant erosion to the volcanic rock that supports it. Every once and awhile, a piece of the old city breaks off and tumbles down into the valley below, which I’m guessing isn’t the most attractive selling point to potential residents.

Still, despite the erosion, Civita is home to around 14 (yes I checked) permanent residents, as well as a few rich Italians who have purchased some of the buildings as seasonal vacation homes.

Overall, Civita di Bagnoregio is a truly fascinating city that I’m very happy to have on our upcoming Italy Photo Tour.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 (Shot at 80mm)
Tripod: RRS TVC-33 / BH-55 Ballhead / RRS L-Plate
ISO: 100 at f/8

Location: Shot in Civita di Bagnoregio and post-processed in Venice, Italy – July 2013

Post-processing: Single RAW – lightly processed with NIK Collection, Photoshop, and Lightroom.

Espresso: Lavazza Oro

Castle In The Sky - Bagnoregio Italy