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  • four fires and six souls

Civita di Bagnoregio lies in the middle of the Calanchi Valley,
in the centre of the Italian peninsula.
Surrounded by a sea of mist, the village is currently populated by six people and it is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge. It was built 2500 years ago by the Etruscans on a hill of tufa rock, which is now crumbling 7 cm per year due to the erosion. This fragile condition transformed the town into a touristic attraction and more than 1 million tourists have walked the Civita bridge in the last four years.

This phenomenon had an impact on the life of the town: Ivana, Mario, Tony, Rossana, Antonio, Felice and Realino, the poet of the valley, are still living there in a sense of precariousness between the solid past of a farming village and the unknown future of a collapsing ground.