Riccardo Civitella was born in Rome on 20 August 1978. Ever since his childhood, he has been attracted to the art of his father, Severino Civitella, a long-time stonemason and marmoraro (marble worker), so much so that after school he followed him in all his work activities: in his workshop, in construction sites, and in marble quarries. It was on the field that Riccardo began to become interested in stone working and to conceive the idea of following his father’s footsteps.
As a boy, he studied accountancy and worked with his great passion, stones, and marble in particular. During those years, he studied the technique of inlaying and deepened the study of semi-precious stones. In 2001, he attended the “Gem Cut” course at the prestigious School of Master Martinelli in Trentino Alto Adige, for specialising in the cut and valorisation of semi-precious stones; there, he achieved the final certificate, legally recognised all over the world.
In 2002, he took over the reins of the family business, Civitella Creazioni Marmi srl, as sole administrator, carrying out many works, including the Holy Chapel for the religious Order of the Pallottine Sisters and the Holy Chapel for the religious Order of the Carmelite Sisters for the beatification of Suor Crocifissa in 2005. In 2006, he created the travertine columns for the balustrades of Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome; between 2009 and 2015, he collaborated with many public bodies and institutes for the restoration of ancient works of the Italian artistic heritage.
To date, having achieved a complete training as a stonemason, marble worker and engraver of hard stone for jewelry, Riccardo Civitella devotes himself to the growth and development of his business, continuing the marble tradition of his family, which has now reached its fourth generation. He is also vice-president of the Università dei Marmorari, which he joined thanks to his father in the early years of 2000.