“Calcata: a masterpiece medieval village perched on top of tufa hills”
On the border between the provinces of Rome and Viterbo, the medieval “twin” site of Civita di Bagnoregio is a magical place ..
Perched on a tufa spur, the village of Calcata marks the border between the Viterbo and Roman Tuscia. It has remained practically intact over the centuries, enclosed within its walls and naturally defended by its raised position, as Civita di Bagnoregio, the wonderful village between Lazio and Tuscany. But, unlike the more known “sister”, Calcata – with its 900 inhabitants – does not risk turning into a ghost town. Indeed, it is a living and fermenting reality.
The village is accessed through the so-called “a bocchetta” entrance: a narrow door and a winding uphill road lead to the central square of the ancient village. Here, in a deconsecrated church, there is the Museum of Country Life where it is possible to retrace the history of the Agro Falisco countryside over the last two centuries. In the same building of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II there is also the Consortium Parco Valle del Treja, where tourists will soon be able to obtain information about Calcata and the surrounding area.. Discover it by strolling through its quiet alleys, discovering its artisan shops and its tranquility
We got there within an hour of driving from Rome and we enjoyed ever minute we spent there.
We have choosen to show you this magical “borgo” with an aereal view with our drone then.. we walked around to meet its unahbitants and share their experiences and the happiness of their lifes.
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WHEN IN ROME AND ON YOUR WAY TO TUSCANY WITH YOUR RENTED CAR YOU CAN STOP FOR A VISIT!!!