Enjoy a private door-to-door transfer from Rome to Florence with 90 minutes of sightseeing in Civita di Bagnoregio and 1 hour of sightseeing in Lucignano.
Civita di Bagnoregio - The Shrinking Garden of Eden
On a lush plateau, this ancient city is overflowing with lush greenery as it slowly returns to the earth.
Founded by the Etruscans around 2500 years ago, this ancient city is slowly shrinking as the rock plateau it was built on erodes away. Thanks to its relative isolation, the town hasn’t changed much over the centuries, even with two World Wars. The main threat to the city’s history is what makes it so beautiful: the porous volcanic stone it sits atop is quickly eroding. The boyhood home of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274, has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita was beginning to decline, and an earthquake at the end of the 17th, sent the town’s government moved to the suburb of Bagnoregio. Since then, it’s been known as ‘The Dying Town’, with a population that varies from about 12 people in winter to more than 100 in summer.
Lucignano - Where Gold Grows on Trees
At the heart of the concentric rings of medieval streets stands a 13th century town hall, home to the magnificent Golden Tree.
With its concentric rings of elliptical streets, which have remained intact over the centuries, the small village of Lucignano is an extraordinary example of medieval town planning. As visitors make their way through the narrow streets, to the heart of the village, the town's rich history comes to light. The Square of the Tribunal, lined with churches, and beautiful stone buildings is overlooked by the the 13th century Town Hall. Inside, the village museum houses classic artwork, and the unmissable Golden Tree.