What's the name of that town in Italy...

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Aug 29th, 2003, 05:29 PM
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What's the name of that town in Italy...

I believe it's Castelvecchio that I'm trying to think of that's the tiny town you can only reach via suspension bridge? I know it's closer to a larger town with a similar name. Can someone help me?
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Aug 29th, 2003, 05:33 PM
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Hi Sandy,

The town you're thinking of is Chivitavecchio. Are you going there?
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Aug 29th, 2003, 05:36 PM
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My husband, son and I have been in a long conversation about next Christmas. We want to do a small town, that has no commercialism at all. Anyway, we wer just having fun talking about it. We just looked at the atlas and there's no town by that name and spelling. Do you know what it may be close to or have a possible other spelling?
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Aug 29th, 2003, 06:05 PM
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Civita de Bagnoreggio (sp) is close to Bagnoreggio and is reached by a long pedestrian bridge. It is not far from Orvieto. See Rick Steve's website and guide book for a detailed description. It is a very interesting experience to visit there. Also search for Civita on this site.

Next month we are going to stay in the tiny town of Casperia in the Sabine Hills one hour north of Rome. We have been told that that area has many small untouristed towns.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 06:23 PM
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sandi, Sally has it absolutely correct. I recommend a wonderful restaurant that overlooks Civita. It's called Hosteria del Ponte. Best to make a reservation for lunch or dinner.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 06:53 PM
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Has anyone been there in the winter? Would we be crazy to go there around Christmas?
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Aug 29th, 2003, 07:01 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a hotel in the smaller town?
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Aug 29th, 2003, 07:06 PM
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Sally - please let me know how your trip goes and what you find as far as small untouristed towns go. We're looking for something like that as well and that are would be just fine. I've got plenty of time to plan..well over a year. I can't help but start just as soon as we can...that's part of the fun!
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Aug 29th, 2003, 07:08 PM
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LOL, Marilyn. I had truffles for the first time at Hostaria del Ponte in April 1998!
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Aug 29th, 2003, 07:15 PM
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sandi, there is some sort of lodging, like a B&B, in Civita, but I would not recommend staying there. It is difficult for me to emphasize just how small the town is. In order to do anything you would have to cross the pedestrian bridge (it's longer than you might think) and then drive into Bagnoreggio. You would be incredible isolated with little choice of restaurants, virtually no shops, etc. In fact, I would not be surprised if most things are closed in winter, since the few cafes I saw catered to tourists needing liquid refreshment after the walk.

Betsy, my favorite dish at Hosteria del Ponte is the pasta "pouches" filled with soft white cheese and pears. They also make a mean strawberry mousse, "fatta in casa".
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Aug 30th, 2003, 02:39 AM
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Great geography and good restaurant suggestion.
Right spelling is Civita di Bagnoregio.
Municipality : Bagnoregio ;
Province : Viterbo -VT- .
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Aug 30th, 2003, 08:52 AM
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LeCanard, unlike those posters whose pet peeve is the spelling police, I am happy to be corrected. Thank you -- Now I know the correct spelling for a day trip that I often recommend to people who will be staying in Orvieto. My attitude is: Might as well get it right!
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Aug 30th, 2003, 09:03 AM
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I didn't know the answer to your question, but one of the posts above is referring to Civitavecchia. It's misspelled in that post above, so if someone's searching for info on that town, note the corrected spelling. (P.S. I think he reason for the confusion is that in Italian, the "c" before "e" or "i" is pronounced like "ch" in English, and both the "ch" before "e" or "i" and the "c" alone before "a" or "o" or "u" is pronounced like the "k" in English.)
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