Italy's 'dying town' seeks UNESCO heritage nod

Published on 7 Apr 2021 11:46:55 AM

Perched on top of a cliff in the middle of a valley about 100 kilometres north of Rome is the stunning town of Civita di Bagnoregio. So far it has survived for some 3,000 years but now the town is fighting to survive.

Civita di Bagnoregio and the surrounding valley are a candidate to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Achieving such a status would likely bring the international attention and tourism the town needs in order to hold out a little longer.