The cliff gardenThe town of Civita and its pedestrian bridge
Domus Civita, a villa rental like no other
Domus Civita, a villa rental like no other


8 guests

3 rooms

5 beds

3 baths


8 guests

3 rooms

5 beds

3 baths

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About this listing

Domus Civita is a fully restored 14th century palazzo with impeccable design, connected to underground caves, etruscan thombs and a Roman water cistern. Enjoy the magnificent cliff garden with al fresco dining under the gazebo, lounging in the formal italian parterre and fountain. Relax in the heated pool and jacuzzi inside an ancient cave.
The house and its surrounding and views are very special and it is a very unique experience to stay at Domus Civita.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $62 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $1030

Description

Domus Civita is a fully restored 14th century palazzo with impeccable design, connected to underground caves, etruscan thombs and a Roman water cistern. Enjoy the magnificent cliff garden with al fresco dining under the gazebo, lounging in the formal italian parterre and fountain. Relax in the heated pool and jacuzzi inside an ancient cave.
The house and its surrounding and views are very special and it is a very unique experience to stay at Domus Civita.

A beautiful vacation home in a unique Italian jewel
To arrive at the foot of Civita di Bagnoregio is to discover a place that until then only existed in dreams: the ultimate Italian hill town preserved by a rich and splendid history and by the love of its current inhabitants. Entering the old town by walking over its footbridge and going through its Etruscan gateway is like stepping back in time 600 years to rediscover the beauty and peace of a different way of life. The town appears almost made of gold and silver - the gold of the Tufa rock of its cliffs and houses, the silver of its basalt paved streets. Like a jewel that was eroded by time only to preserve its most beautiful core, Civita will transport you to a place of wonder and poetry, close to the incredible history of man’s tenacity and vision, to nature’s endurance and labor of love.
Civita’s most illustrious citizen, the philosopher Saint Bonaventure, once said “sentiment penetrates where intelligence does not reach” and the town in many ways represents just that…a place to get lost in, beyond our understanding of it.
We believe that Civita is one of the most noble and beautiful places on earth and by restoring a small piece of it we wanted to partake of the magic that enticed us when we first fell in love with it.
The restoration of Casa Civita was first of all an homage to a town that survived earthquakes and landslides, war and famine, and found its rightful place in our modern world; and, secondly, an attempt to provide a unique experience of serenity, beauty and respite for the discerning traveler and lover of Italy.
If beauty is truth and truth is beauty, we found both in Civita and we are delighted to share our unique home in this magical place with you.

At a Glance
- 3 suites with private baths
- Accommodates 6 + 2
- Hot tub and heated pool
- Formal italian garden
- Outdoor kitchen & bbcue
- Gazebo & al fresco dining
- Private wine cellar
- Fireplace & central heat
- Wi fi internet & phone
- Mp3, Tv & dvd player
- Washer dryer & dishwasher
- Maid service
- Breathtaking views

OUR SERVICES
At Casa Civita you can indulge in our tailored services that will make your stay in our home even more enjoyable and memorable.
Let us know about your needs and desires and we will assist you in the planning of special events, dinners, cooking classes, wine tours and more. Here are some of the things we can help you with.

WELCOME DINNER, BREAKFAST, PERSONAL COOK
On the evening of your arrival, or any other night, one of our cooks will delight you with a home cooked scrumptious meal made exclusively with fresh, local ingredients and in the most authentic Italian style. The meals are fully served and customized for your group. Or, you can indulge in a wonderful breakfast delivered to the kitchen or garden, complete with fresh baked goods, juice, coffee, cereal, yoghurt and more. Prices upon request.

GROCERY SHOPPING
We can stock refrigerators and the pantry upon your arrival so you can relax when you first get to the house and enjoy the setting! The charge is simply the cost of groceries and a service (website hidden) CLASS
We are lucky to have our friends and wonderful Michelin star chefs Iside and Romano from "la Parolina" organize cooking classes for our guests at Casa Civita. This is a wonderful experience if you want to explore the secrets of superb Italian food with a special chef’s flare. Dinner is served after class and wine pairings can be requested. Ask us about the available custom menus!

OUR WINE CELLAR + WINE AND CHEESE TASTINGS
Casa Civita has an exclusive wine cellar of more than 300 bottles in a 2000 year old roman water cistern for our guests to purchase and enjoy. The wines are mostly a selection of local and unique producers in a large range of prices and varieties. Feel free to browse our cellar and drink as you like and we will charge you according to menu’ prices provided. If you want to know more on these delightful wines and their characteristics and indulge in the perfect cheese pairings, we will invite an expert chef to organize a tasting in the comfort of Casa Civita!

PERSONAL DRIVER AND TOURS
Cars and minivans can be scheduled in advance if you need to be picked up at a train station or airport, We can organize private tours to any destination for a single day or for the entire week so you can explore in the most comfortable way wineries & vineyards, hamlets, castles and more. Ask us about details and charges!

Guests have access to everything in the house including private garden, pool. Jacuzzi, exclusive wine cellar.

Our on site manager will assist our guests with any need!

Civita is an enchanted place. Only access by a pedestrian bridge it provides an unusual respite from the outside world.


House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

There is a security deposit of $1,000 to pay for stay of a week or more and we can simply get that authorized on a credit card. No Smoking allowed. Pets only upon request. Contract with house rules to sign.


Cancellations

This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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2 Reviews


Niall User Profile
April 2017
This is the place of dreams. We have stayed in some beautiful 5* hotels but they do not even come close to the beauty, charm and originality of Domus Civita. Blown away! We are already planning our return trip.
Patrizio & Mark User Profile
Response from Patrizio & Mark:
Hi Niall How wonderful that you had such a great time and appreciated the beauty of the place. I always think of it as quite a magical spot! I'm glad you had such a romantic getaway and we look forward to having you back anytime!!!
April 2017

Anders User Profile
April 2017
The settings of Civita was surrealistically beautiful and so special. The Domus Civita enhanced that experience and made the perfect ground for a perfect wedding dinner and vacation. Gustavo (was a real genie - appeared just when you had a question or problem. He made sure that we had everything we needed and even made it possible to transport my mother and mother in law (who is in a wheelchair) down the hill before the Red Cross was on call. What a hero he is!
Patrizio & Mark User Profile
Response from Patrizio & Mark:
Hello Anders i am delighted you enjoyed Civita, the house and Gustavo so much! It always gives us great pleasure to know that people can share such a unique place and appreciate its unique beauty! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to have you back either in Civita or at any of our other places in Italy and Mexico! Sincerely
April 2017

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Patrizio & Mark User Profile

I am an Italian architect and designer living in the United States. My partner Mark and I love buying old and unique places that we restore and transform into special vacation rentals. All 3 of our homes in Italy and Mexico are very close to our heart and we cherish them and maintain them meticulously.
Every guest who stayed in our homes loved their locations, design, amenities and the attention to services we provide. Each house has an onsite manager to help with every guest need and is equipped with all the comforts to make them luxurious yet simple and relaxing. We can organize dinners and breakfasts, cooking classes, tours of all kind, transfers and drivers, yoga classes, private massages, and more.

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