Coordinates: 42°37′36″N 12°5′42″E / 42.62667°N 12.09500°E / 42.62667; 12.09500
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Saint Augustine square with the Annunciation church
Saint Augustine square with the Annunciation church
Coat of arms of Bagnoregio
Location of Bagnoregio
Bagnoregio is located in Italy
Location of Bagnoregio in Italy
Bagnoregio is located in Lazio
Bagnoregio (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°37′36″N 12°5′42″E / 42.62667°N 12.09500°E / 42.62667; 12.09500
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
FrazioniCapraccia, Castel Cellesi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Ponzano, Vetriolo
 • MayorFrancesco Bigiotti (May 26, 2014 - 2nd mandate)
 • Total72.8 km2 (28.1 sq mi)
484 m (1,588 ft)
 • Total3,678
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSt. Bonaventure
Saint dayJuly 15

Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Viterbo.


The current main town was in ancient times a suburb of the hill town in the same comune now known as Civita di Bagnoregio. In ancient times this was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence the medieval name of Bagnorea.

During the barbarian invasions of Italy, between the sixth and ninth centuries, the city was taken several times by the Ostrogoths and the Lombards. Charlemagne is said to have included it in the Patrimonium Petri, and the Emperor Louis I to have added it to the Papal States in 822.

It is famous as the birthplace (more specifically Civita di Bagnoregio) of the philosopher St. Bonaventure in the early 13th century. Writer Bonaventura Tecchi also hailed from Bagnoregio.

The mention in a letter of Pope Gregory the Great of a John newly elected as bishop of Bagnoregio is the earliest extant mention of a bishop of the see of Bagnoregio, but he was doubtlessly not the first bishop. The diocese grew over the centuries, incorporating in 1015 what had been the diocese of Bomarzo. After an earthquake in 1695, the cathedral that had been in Civita di Bagnoregio was replaced by one at Bagnoregio itself. In 1986, the diocese was incorporated into that of Viterbo, by whose bishop it was already administered since the death of the last diocesan bishop of Bagnoregio in 1971.[3][4][5][6] No longer a residential bishopric, Bagnoregio is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[7]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Istat - Italian National Institute of Statistics.
  3. ^ Francesco Lanzoni, Le diocesi d'Italia dalle origini al principio del secolo VII (an. 604), vol. I, Faenza 1927, pp. 546-547
  4. ^ Giuseppe Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia della loro origine sino ai nostri giorni, vol. VI, Venice 1847, pp. 23-49
  5. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, pp. 685-686
  6. ^ Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 1, pp. 278-279; vol. 2 Archived 2018-10-04 at the Wayback Machine, p. 166
  7. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 845

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