On our way from Venice to Rome we wanted to break up the long drive and spend a night somewhere. Florence is located perfectly, almost halfway in between Venice and Rome, but since I had been there before we wanted to discover a new place. By chance, when looking at Airbnb for places, I saw a picture of Civita di Bagnoregio. I was literally astounded by the fact this dreamy place existed, and decided as soon as I saw the picture that that’s where we would spend our night.

To reach the town you have to park your car and walk over a long bridge up hill. This, because Civita is placed on a small butte. Walking in to our hotel we were struck by an article headline stating “Civita, the town that is dying”. We soon found out that the soil underneath the town is eroding and that the edges of the butte are falling. During our trip we saw so many amazing places, but I have to say that Civita, somehow, stuck out as more special than the rest.

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I must admit I was a little bit nervous traveling into Venice in the summer heat. Since this was my first time in Venice, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect- I had heard of both nightmarish experiences and love stories from the city. Despite the sun beaming down and the 38 degree heat, I have to say the latter turned out to be true for me. Venice was absolutely amazing! Then imagine what it would be like during the cooler, less crowded seasons. Before arriving we had done absolutely no research on what to do or where to go. The only thing we did was wander around the streets, over the bridges, along the canals. Once we felt ready to go back home, we turned to google maps to find our way.

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After stops in Switzerland, Germany and Austria we were ready to go back to Italy. We were driving from Gosau, where we had been staying in Austria, to Venice. We decided to leave early in the morning to make a stop at Liechtensteinklamm on our way. Liechtensteinklamm is a gorge that you can walk through on wooden bridges. We arrived there when they opened, at 8 am, and this is highly recommended. The path is only 1 km long and relatively small so I believe it could easily get overcrowded. They say it takes about 1.5 hours to walk but it only took us about 20 minutes. That being said, we were super happy we went there, but we probably would have been disappointed if we had traveled to the area only for this sight.

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