Airbnb welcomes Casa d’Artista together with the mayor of Civita di Bagnoregio, Francesco Bigiotti. The house will function as a place of inspiration and residence for a community of artists and travelers.
In a wider-ranging commitment to support small communities all over the world, Airbnb has asked the Federica Sala to restore Casa Greco – a historic building in Civita that was partially destroyed due to a landslide in the 1980s – to its original beauty, transforming it into an art residence.
The town of Civita di Bagnoregio, dating back to the 13th century, is connected to Bagnoregio by a single bridge at a height of 70 meters.
Francesco Simeti, an Italian artist based in New York, was chosen to create a site-specific installation to symbolize the cultural heritage of the town. The work, placed in the lounge zone, is a contemporary tapestry entitled Plunged into Gullies, Entangled in Orchids, inspired by Italian Renaissance paintings and the landscape around Civita.
Alberto Artesani and Frederik De Wachter of DWA Design Studio have been selected for the interior design.
The colors echo the lush natural setting around the house, with bright blue and green tones, with softer touches of brown and gray. Fabrics by Kvadrat cover the cushions and sofas, and blend with the drapes that establish a dialogue with the cement and marble top of the table designed by DWA and produced by Mariotti Fulget.
The furnishings include the Utrecht armchair by Gerrit Rietveld, the Lady armchair by Marco Zanuso and the Tabouret tables by Le Corbusier, all produced by Cassina. The kitchen features complements by Bitossi Home and Eligo and the Giardino lamp by Servomuto.
With the mayor of Civita as host, the house has only one bedroom, but can welcome up to 5 persons.
Reservations are available at 300€ per night on Airbnb. A special rate of 10€ per night is available for the community of professional artists in keeping with the rules outlined on the platform at the link https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/17899773.