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My Special Places in Italy | Civita B&B

Trattoria Antico Forno

Following my article about the magical hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio, I had requests for more information about the B&B I stayed the night in.

My room in Civita.

I would like to introduce Civita B&B, run by the talented Franco.

Trattoria Antico Forno

Trattoria Antico FornoThis amazing little place is has three rooms on the top floor of a building overlooking the main piazza.  Franco runs this B&B as well as the restaurant Trattoria Antico Forno.  We had the pleasure of dining with him each night and enjoying his simple yet delicious traditional meals.  I say dined with him because he spent as much time sitting at our table entertaining us with stories as he did preparing our meal.  Not many chefs are able or willing to do that!

To contact Franco about availabilities, following the link here.

If you plan on arriving in Civita on a Sunday, be aware that the tractor he usually uses to haul luggage up the hill is not allowed.  I suggest taking your necessities and valuables in a day pack instead of dragging all of your things up the steep  bridge.

And, yes, I learned this the hard way!

antico forno civita B&B

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Copyright 2012   Andi Brown,  Once in a Lifetime Travel

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. I just met Maria, is that her name? last year. So old, so beautiful. We didn’t speak the same language, but we still bonded.

    March 11, 2012
  2. This is a place I have wanted to visit for years, and you have encouraged me even more with this blog. Thank you.

    March 13, 2012
  3. bellissima Civita! :-)

    March 13, 2012
  4. I am disabled, I use a wheelchair for distances over a 1-2 km, otherwise I use crutches which hook onto my wheelchair when I am travelling. My husband and I visited Florence (and other cities in Italy) last year, and we want to explore more of Tuscany. I am desperate to see Civita, you describe it so vividly. How long is the bridge? (because if it would probably be better if I used crutches round the town.) I’m very determined and I can climb steps. My husband takes care of the luggage. I’d love to stay a night there. Do you think I’m mad? Or could I make it work?

    May 29, 2012
    • As long as you aren’t arriving on a Sunday, Franco has a cart to take the luggage up and down….possibly you as well. Is your chair motorized? If so, the bridge is smooth except for the last little bit, but the ‘steps’ are very shallow.

      May 29, 2012
  5. Sylvia #

    This place is magical. I’ve been here three times, and I will come back and live nearby one day. I love the town of Bagnoregio, too. Simple and real. And the people are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your special place. It is mine, too.

    July 31, 2012

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