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Charming Medieval House in the 'Ideal Town' of Todi, Umbria

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Todi house description

This is a fabulous house that dates back to the 13th century, as witnessed by a Romanesque lion's head still in the facade. It has been entirely renovated (with suggestions and designs by the great sculptor Beverly Pepper). It is inside the town walls, about 5 min. walk from the main square, so it is conveniently located in terms of shopping. Because it is flanked by the apse of the church of S. Prassede on the south-west side, and has a 1,200 sq.ft. garden in front, it is very private and quiet. All the windows have great views of the valley below and the Martani mountains directly east.

Todi is smack in the center of Umbria, one of Italy's most beautiful and artistic regions. (It is much less touristy than neighboring Tuscany.) Todi has about 9,000 inhabitants, with very little industry and rolling hills and farm land all around. It is set on top of a hill, 480 sq. meters above sea level, and is primarily medieval in its architectural make-up.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef
          • Chauffeur

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Insect screens on windows!

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Toys
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter

              Location Type

              • Town
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf
              • Basketball Court
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Rock Climbing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Spelunking
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Fireplace
                  • Telephone:

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                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Living Room

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Catering Available
                      • Kitchen
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Blender
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Tennis:

                        Clay courts just 5 min. away...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High
                          Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          $1,800
                          My Standard Rate
                          5 night min stay

                          $1,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          * $1000-$2000 / wk

                          * 1-2 people .. $1000-$1600/week

                          3-4 people .. $1400-$1800/week

                          5-7 people .. $1600-$2000/week

                          These prices are negotiable depending on the length of the stay.

                          * A $ 500 security/holding fee is required when reserving for short stays. This is returned to you within 10 days of your departure minus the utilities and clean up fee (€ 100).

                          The rental fee depends on the season, the number of people and the length of your stay. $1,500/wk is the average fee. A $500 deposit/holding fee is required when reserving ($950 for long rentals). This sum is returned to you within a wk of your departure minus the utilities (negotiable depending on season) and €100 clean up fee. The rental fee should be sent 2 months prior to arrival.


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                          Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Rome, Fiumicino or Perugia S. Egidio
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Todi Ponte Rio
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          E45
                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Tarquinia or Sirolo
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          In main square
                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Terminillo
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Perugia
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          In main square

                          Car: Recommended

                          Todi is equidistant (30 min. drives) from Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Montefalco, Bevagna and Foligno, all beautiful towns worth day-trips. A two-hour drive from Florence and 90 min. drive from Rome.

                          Other Activities: Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1981

                          About the owner: My wife, Lynn, and I moved to Italy way back in 1973 after graduating from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where we met. I'm a photographer and Lynn teaches English. My mother is Italian and I have lots of relatives here. We have two children, William, a pianist/composer who lives in NYC and Alice, a contemporary dancer who lives in London.

                          Why the Owner Chose Todi:
                          We lived in Todi for 12 years between 1974 and 1986. It is truly an 'Ideal City', but don't tell too many people, or it will turn into another San Gimignano (the town in Tuscany with more tourists than townsfolk). For years we searched for a property here and finally found it. One that we could restore as we wanted.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Not many properties in Todi with such views and with a 400 sq. meter garden inside the city walls.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: french, portuguese, italian, spanish, english

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                          Photos

                          • Living room with fireplace on left

                            Living room with fireplace on left

                          • Dining room / Kitchen with fireplace

                            Dining room / Kitchen with fireplace

                          • Morning light in dining room

                            Morning light in dining room

                          • Master bedroom with king size bed

                            Master bedroom with king size bed

                          • Bath detail

                            Bath detail

                          • Shower room off single bed room and terrace

                            Shower room off single bed room and terrace

                          • Breakfast on the patio

                            Breakfast on the patio

                          • View of garden with Romanesque lion's head in buttress

                            View of garden with Romanesque lion's head in buttress

                          • Facade

                            Facade

                          • Morning mist view from bedroom floor

                            Morning mist view from bedroom floor

                          • Dawn from bedroom window

                            Dawn from bedroom window

                          • Consolazione Temple by Bramante

                            Consolazione Temple by Bramante

                          • Living room towards fire place and front door entrance

                            Living room towards fire place and front door entrance

                          • Kitchen / dining room

                            Kitchen / dining room

                          • piano room

                            piano room

                          • Master bathroom in travertine stone

                            Master bathroom in travertine stone

                          • Second bed room

                            Second bed room

                          • Mansard

                            Mansard

                          • Dinner on the patio

                            Dinner on the patio

                          • Detail of 11th century lion's head

                            Detail of 11th century lion's head

                          • Front door entrance

                            Front door entrance

                          • Evening view towards the south from bed room floor

                            Evening view towards the south from bed room floor

                          • Olympic size pool at 10 min. drive

                            Olympic size pool at 10 min. drive

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                          $214 - $257 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

                          View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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