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Villa Gradi Dubrovnik
Villa offers accommodation to 12 (2+3) guests in nine bedrooms en suite with shower, living room, original kitchen and dining, summer kitchen (on additional request) and grill, large gloriet, several open terraces with wonderful views, cultivated gardens and parking place, table tennis, pool table.
External stairs lead up to the swimming pool and jacuzzi.It is also possible to swimm in the sea in front of the villa just cross the street. There is a private mooring place and concrete beach. In spite of the fact that it is situated on a completely isolated place the villa is just 10 minutes far from the city by car, 25 minutes by bus and a few minutes by boat. There is bus stop in the vicinity of the villa as well as the local shop with fruit and vegetables from the area.
The house was built in 1580 by noble family Gradi (also Gradic) one of the oldest and the most recognized among the patrician families of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Through the centuries there was a paddle boat in front of the house transporting people who travelled to the city from one side of the bay to another. The family Gradi had conssesion over it.
For centuries the leasure life of Dubrovnik nobility took place in summer residences of Rijeka Dubrovacka, situated close to the sea, in beautiful surroundings which gave joy to the eye and great pleasure to the body and mind.
The house of Gradi (also Gradic) was one of the oldest and one of the most recognized among the patrician families of the Republic of Dubrovnik.
Today, with its modern facilities, it offers a complete leasure experience to a family and their friends with its magical grounds, open and covered terraces, picturesque gardens and background sounds of birdsong and the sea lapping against the shore, accompanied by the scent of basil and lavander. In Villa Gradi you will experience history in vivo and feel like part of an old story which has lasted for five centuries.
Some famous nobles of the House of Gradi were:
Bazilije Gradic, bishop in Ston, author of the religious book from 1567, Libarze od dievstva, printed in Venice;
Pera Gradić (1688-1771), Benedictine dramatist who took name Benedikta when she entered the st. Marymonasteryin Dubrovnik.
Stjepan Gradic, (1613-1683), philosopher and diplomat in Rome titled Pater Patriae. Read More