Live the dying city and the Monster Park of Bomarzo
A walking tour of the highlights of Civita di Bagnoregio, the “dying city”, before heading onward to explore the “Monster Park” in Bomarzo.
- Walk the bridge that connects Bagnoregio to the rest of the world
- Explore this unique city and hear of its history
- Discover figures of monsters and mythological characters
- Explore the unique Park of the Monsters in Bomarzo
Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the “dying city” because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city.
Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings).
After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster’s Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called “Sacred Wood”, and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552.
The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.
Availability: year round
Days of Operation: daily
Duration: 8,5 hours
Tour starts: 08.45 AM
Meeting point: Largo della Pace. TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle-bus drop off area you have to exit from the port and we wait for you just outside of the exit holding a sign with your name on it”
Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B’s and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and its address. The time will be at 07.30 AM approxmatively, due to the traffic conditions you could wait 5 – 10 minutes more
Additional services on request: fixed menu lunch in a typical restaurant.
We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed without notice due to weather and traffic. You can start the tour directly from the meeting point. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund