Bagnaia is 78 km north of Rome and 6 km east of Viterbo city center. It lies at the foot of the volcanic Monti Cimini and is known for its thermal springs, which is where the name comes from. Bagno stands for bathroom in Italian .
The place was first mentioned in 963 as Bangaria and came into the possession of the Bishop of Viterbo in the 13th century. In 1587 the bishop had a bathing facility built in Bagnaia. In 1928 it became a district of Viterbo.
The place consists of a walled, medieval center, which is located on a protruding hill (Città di dentro) and a Renaissance extension (Città di fuori) south of the city wall. This is followed by the Villa Lante , built from 1477 , for which Bagnaia is known nationwide.
Bagnaia has a train station on the Roma Flaminio – Viterbo railway line .
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