About this property
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.
This villaoffers accommodation to 11 guests in six bedrooms en suite with bath, living room, original kitchen and dining, summer kitchen and grill, large gloriet, several open terraces, cultivated gardens and parking place. External stairs lead up to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. Beach and private mooring place is in front of the house.
All further services are available on request including daily maid service, boat charter, car rental, breakfast and dinner service, sailing boat, bicycle, sea-skiing.
The House of Gradic (also Gradi) was one of the oldest (from the 12th century) and one of the most recognized among the patrician families in the Republic of Ragusa. Many of its members were Princes (Knez) of the Republic. The Austrian Empire recognized its long-standing nobility in 1 December 1817 after the fall of the Republic.
Some famous nobles of the House of Gradi were:
? Bazilije Gradic, bishop in Ston, author of the religious book from 16th century (from 1567), Libarze od dievstva i dievickoga bitya v komse tomace sua kolika poglauita miesta staroga i nouoga sakona, koia od dieustua gouore i ono scto sueti naucitegli u mnosieh librieh pisciu; Libarze velle duhovno i bogogliubno od molitve i contemplanya, sniekiem napomenam duhouniem, oniem ki xele duhouno xiuieti, uelle potrebno i korisno (printed in Venice; second edition in Rome in 1584)
? Nikola Matej Nobil Gradic, married with 19 June 1774 Theresia Nobile de Zamagna. The same received 1 December 1817 one k.k. Aristocracy recognition your nobility, and left two sons
? Sebastijan Mara Josip Dominko Frano Nikola Matej Gradic, born 15 July 1777
? Matej Gradic, born 22 August 1786, which must probably have died before their father.
? Stjepan Gradic,(1613-1683) - philosopher and scientist.