It's situated on top of a hill, surrounded by a deep valley.
In his past, the village used to have 5 entries but today only one is still existing and is the only way in or out, which can be reached by a footbridge built in 1965.
The soil on which the village is built is subjected by continue erosion and this is often due to landslides.
Unfortunately there is not a way that this can be stop, and summed with the not easy way to get in and out the village , plus the isolation, the population during the years is drastically decreased to about 10 residents, which makes Civita di Bagnoregio even more surreal and fascinating!
As soon as you walk trough the main entry, feels like you just stepped of 400 years in the past.
All the small streets and small houses, some with tiny stairs going up and down the streets, with balcony covered by ivy, everything made of stones and rocks.
Forget about all the squared and regular houses that we are use to see/live in today.
Forget all the large streets that allowed cars and buses to move around.
Everything has been built following the shape of the environment, following the curves of the rocks underneath, where 2500 years ago, people started building those houses for the first time.
You also have the chance to visit the inside of a small and traditional house just paying a very small fee.
Almost every little street end on a terrace with a breathtaking view of the valley below.
I can see my self there again, sitting on some stairs, enjoying the peaceful silence, and wondering about how many people in two and a half millenniums have been stepping on the same step I'm sitting on that exact moment.
Same type of feeling that i had walking across the main square with San Donato's church, I can imagine it as a busy place during the day, maybe with a small market, where every person of the village used to go to meet to have a chat and to exchange their family's products with others.