3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 + 2
- english, spanish, italian
About Patrizio Fradiani
Patrizio was born and raised in Rome and moved to the United States in 1996 to live with his partner Mark in Chicago. While Patrizio is an architect and Interior designer , Mark is a Psycotherapist. They share a passion for great art, architecture and traveling the world. One of the shared passion has become over the years to purchase and restore beautiful old delapitaed structures and rent them as vacation homes to discerning travellers who appreciate good design and beautiful destinations in Itay and Mexico. This restoration project was challenging and exciting and we are delighted to share the results with you.
Patrizio Fradiani purchased this House in 2011
Why Patrizio Fradiani chose Civita
We purchased this property because of the beauty of its setting in one of the most beautiful and magical places of central Italy, the town of Civita di Bagnoregio. We were compelled to take the old structure of the house rich with amazing layers of history, and turn it into a modern vacation home for ourselves, our family and friends, as well as the rest of the world. Civita is a treasure to share and we love the idea of surprising our guests with the amazing features of this home, Domus Civita.
What makes this House unique
The benefits of renting our home, Domus Civita, is that you will get an unmatched architectural, design and cultural experience by staying there. We personally fell in love with the rich history of Civita, the grace and friendliness of the inhabitants of the town, the shear beauty of this magical place and we think that our guests will experience this and more about the house as well as the town and the surrounding areas.
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Domus Civita July 2019
Just returned from an amazing stay in Civita. This property is incredible and the town is magical. Chiara welcomed us to the home and prepared a lovely arrival meal which was very welcome after our travels, and she was available during the week to answer any questions and help with anything we needed. This was a truly memorable stay in such a unique property, thank you!!
we are delighted you loved it so much! Thank you so much Kathie!
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Our family has just returned from Civita di Bagnoregio and staying at Patrizio’s apartment. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have had the privilege of staying in his home. We arrived to Civita after flying to Rome from Dallas, TX. Knowing that we would be incredibly jet lagged, we arranged for an arrival dinner to be cooked in the apartment. We are so glad that we did. Valeria, Patrizio’s sister, met us there and after checking us in made a superb multi course dinner. She is a lovely host and an excellent cook. The apartment is comfortable, impeccably decorated, and very well equipped. It is situated over a passageway that leads down into a cistern dating back until at least Roman times. Off of this cistern, there is a beautiful garden clinging to the edge of the cliff and a pool located in an adjacent grotto. When you stay at Patrizio’s home, words like impressive, magnificent, dramatic, and outstanding, come to mind. It would make an ideal location for a small destination wedding. We enjoyed making unforgettable memories with our family and hope to return again soon.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am delighted that you enjoyed the house and the town so much and your comments really warm my heart!
It was really our pleasure to have you guys there and we look forward to having you back either at Domus Civita or in any of our other homes in Italy or the coast of Mexico!!
Thank you for an incredible stay at Domus Civita! It’s difficult to find words that capture the magic of this home and its fairy tale location. I have stayed at many unique accommodations all over the world but I have to say that this home is exceptional. First, the location is magical – a medieval village perched on a promontory – walking across the footbridge and through the Etruscan gateway I felt like I was entering a fairy tale! The hilltown of Civita is delightful – so peaceful with no cars-like going back in time; we had wonderful meals at local restaurants, enjoyed leisurely coffees and drinks around the charming town square – and the townspeople were so friendly. As for the house, you are to be commended for the phenomenal and obviously loving restoration of this historic property. I have never been in a private home with its own Roman water cistern and ancient caves! We had so much fun walking through the series of gorgeously lit medieval caves that led us from the main floor of the house down to the stunning Italian garden. The wine cellar in the Roman cistern is amazing, as is the meditation cave that you’ve outfitted with pillows & candles- so romantic! Floating in the pool and hot tub in a stone cave off the garden was like being on a movie set! We enjoyed great meals and stunning views from the garden gazebo. The living room and kitchen are beautifully designed and so comfortable – the terracotta floors, wood beams and the stone fireplace are gorgeous. And the artwork throughout the home is wonderful. The three bedrooms are beautifully appointed – I enjoyed the gorgeous views from the windows in the upstairs bed and bathroom. We also appreciated the great books you made available. To anyone considering an inspired vacation in Italy, I can most enthusiastically recommend Domus Civita
your words are much appreciated! I am so happy that you had a good stay at Domus Civita!!!
We love it when people love it!!!! :)
Fairy-Tale 'Castle in the Sky' with hidden secrets
They say a 'pictures tell a 1000 words' but in this situation they only reveal about 200, of those WOW is repeated about 199 times, well at least it was for us, however, experiencing this home for yourself will be the only way that you can ever feel & understand the other 800 words.
Entering 'Domus Civita' for the first time into the main room we were in 'lust' with the charming property, but it wasn't until we entered the caves out onto the garden and into more caves to discover the pool and alfresco kitchen that we were truly in love. It is here in the garden we spent much of our time, and our favorite time was in the evening, where you can lounge with wine, enjoy the Italian countryside and listen to the activity from town people in the valley below and the terraced gardens above but none of them are aware of where you are at below the town. Above ground, when you see day-trippers approaching the house to get a view of over the valley below, you look at them with this smug look, knowing of the secret, and that they have no idea what lies beneath their feet. You wanna show the world, but you want to keep it a secret.
In the house, from every room you can enjoy ample sunlight and fresh country breezes wafting in through the large windows with incredible views. The entire ‘Domus’ is filled with creative uses of repurposed pieces, some made by Patrizio [owner] himself. Sparse but not spare of personality, quaffed but comfortable, the space is easy to get comfortable in and feel like you are at home. The house itself in the evening provides a wonderful restful sleep from your days adventures into the surrounding areas. In fact you will find it hard to leave so anticipate late starts to your day and early returns to the house to enjoy all it has to offer.
Civita Bagnoregino is the quintessential Italian Hilltown, and experiencing the town with a stay at this property will be a memory that will long live fondly in your travel adventures.
Thank you Karen
having you and your friends at Domus Civita was a pleasure and your comment/review are very appreciated!!! we look forward to having you there again in the future!! best
Civita di Bagnoregio has been defined as unique, extraordinary, magical. And truly, spending some days at Domus Civita heightens all of these aspects, adding a new dimension: the private enjoyment of Civita's enchantment. When you are done visiting the environs, or strolling around in Civita (BTW: getting to meet Civita's inhabitants is one of the many charms of this small village, as it is to eat at the cozy Forno di Agnese), there is nothing more satisfactory than returning to Patrizio and Mark's house. Staying at Domus Civita felt like being able to privately enjoy the heavenly beauty of Civita. When all the tourists cross the bridge and leave, one feels left in a very special place: the sheer beauty of the decor, the large spaces, the hidden nooks of the house can only mildly prepare you to the stunning beauty of the garden. Going down the stairs is like visiting a wishing well, where your wish for magic will be certainly granted. Sharing a glass of wine with friends in the private magic of the garden while enjoying the sunset, or looking outside from the pool is an experience I can hardly forget.
Wow! Thank you so much Sonia. Your review really captures both the spirit of the town and the essence of the house! We look forward to having you stay at Domus Civita again in the future.... to enjoy more Dolcevita!!! Sincerely
The house is located inside the town of Civita di Bagnoregio that was described by Rick Steves as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. The place is absolutely magical and the entire town is accessed only by a pedestrian bridge making it unique and peaceful. This is a region full of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval history and beautiful sightseeing spanning from historic Italian gardens and villas to charming towns and cities rich of history and art; from the nearby Lake Bolsena which is the largest volcanic lake in Europe to enchanting rural landscape with olive orchards and pastures; from wineries producing some of the best wine of central Italy to delightful shops, restaurants in all the towns nearby.
We recommend visiting the Umbrian towns of Orvieto and its beautiful cathedral, Todi, Tuscania, Bolsena and the southern Tuscany towns of Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana.