private altar, civita di bagnoregio

black and white photo of civita di bagnoregio
altar, civita di bagnoregio

richard pelletier

Civita di Bagnoregio is a hilltown about an hour north of Rome. So beautiful, it’s sacred. Think of a hilltown as a cake that rises from the valley floor. The town sits on top and there are walking paths (now you’re walking along the outside surface of the cake) that wind all the way around and down to the valley floor. On the trail was this private altar which is a kind of cave, carved from the hillside. I shot this from behind a locked steel gate.

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Verdi