On the ground floor an apartment with garden and view.
Ilaria Rossi Doria
- english, french, italian
About Ilaria Rossi Doria
My name is Ilaria, I am an architect and landscape architect I live in Rome but love to spend a big part of my time in Civita, working in the garden and in the house or exploring the surroundings, the lake or the Etruscan sites.
Why Ilaria Rossi Doria chose Civita
The building was bought by grandfather Massimo, a passionate and expert etruscologist (archaeologist studying the Etruscan period), one of his brothers and a friend, dreaming to retire in Civita. This never happened because they never decided and they got too old for Civita and the bridge, perhaps. They were real city people and they could never leave Rome. On their behalf my parents got passionate for the place, bought the property from the three owners and their heirs and started to refurbish it slowly but constantly and we are only this year 2015 refurbishing the last floor, under the roof.
What makes this Apartment unique
Civita is a unique place, a small historic centre connected to the real world only through a pedestrian bridge, a very special experience. The surrounding landscape is a mixture of rural and natural with strong geological signs, the Calanchi sort of bad lands. Civita has a long history connected to geological events, earthquakes, land slides and erosion, it is still very delicate. The geological museum is unmissable. Also unmissable is the view on the Calanchi Valley with its ever changing light through the day and through the seasons. When there are clouds and mist Civita looks as suspended on a foamy sea. Every day the view and the experience are a surprise.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
An amazing spot in the town bell tower. The town is as stunning as the house. Absolutely delightful
Our stay at Gaia’s house was one of the highlights of our 2 week Italy tour. She is a most accommodating and helpful hostess, and her house is lovely in every way.
The house is quite large, and can comfortably accommodate 6 people. ( Possibly more, I can’t remember if sofas were beds)
Thank you so much for opening your home to us
Civita is remarkable and though overrun with people during the day, it is special to be able to see the hordes leave and spend the night at Palazzo Contino. Ilaria and Marco are wonderful hosts and the property is very comfortable.
Civita in the evening, at night and at sun rise is very special compared to the day time. It's still possible to experience silence and tranquillity, to listen to the sound of Nature (mainly birds singing and the trees leafs moving or very strong wind). Sunrise from our garden is one on our highlight.
Wonderful hosts for wonderful guests.
Very accommodating owner. Charming property.
We enjoyed our stay in Civita. The owner was very helpful in providing information regarding restaurants and sightseeing in the area. Also willing to provide supplies for eating in the house Beautiful views from attached private garden. Very comfortable.
Thank you Paul and family, it has been a pleasure to have you, and to hear you've appreciated the location and our hospitality.
Thank you, it's a pleasure to have guests like you, appreciating the location and the apartment :)
Garden amazing. Very relaxing.
fantastic hosts. Met us and had dinner prepared for us in their home which is next door and above. Excellent wine, food cooked by fire, and memorable conversation. she provided many detailed recommendations for us in Civita and surrounding area. Would definitely stay there again.
Tod, it has been a real pleasure to have you and your nice family, ideal guests, appreciative, smiling and interested to the place and to the people. We'd like to have you back as well !
Quaint, rustic, beautiful & charming!
We loved our stay and the town of Civita. Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in the courtyard with provision provided by our hosts. They really went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Make sure to try the restaurant Alma Civita directly across the way. Some of the best food we've had.
Thank you Carrie-Anne!
We also enjoyed your presence, ideal guests!
Civita di Bagnoregio is the perfect spot to start nice excursions and to visit the natural and the artistic beauty of the region.
Bolsena lake, Orvieto, Alviano Lake, Viterbo, Bagnaia, Ferento, Bomarzo... many small and precious historic centres are nearby, not more distant then 30km.
Rome and Florence are reachable in about 1 our by train from Orvieto station (20 min drive).
Informations about what to do and where to go can be provided on request.