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

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
I mean why come to Italy and isolate yourselves in a rural farmhouse? May as well stay in Palo Alto. We wanted to enjoy living amongst the Italians and that is why we chose this house. And yet it is very private and quiet 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. 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.

Another good reason for being in town, apart from enjoying concerts at the theater, exhibitions,
cocktails on the square, is the BEST ICE CREAM
in the world (as verified by many of our guests).
Yes, the Bar Pianegiani, a 10-min. walk up the street.

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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • House
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Insect screens on windows!

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Toys
              • VCR

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

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

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mosquito Magnet
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

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              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

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              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay

                      $1,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes 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 season, number of people and length of stay. $1,500/wk: 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 utilities (negotiable depending on season) and $100 clean up fee. Rental fee to be sent 2 months prior to arrival (negotiable). Credit card, check, transfer.


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                      Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

                      Links to more information:

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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, December 22, 2014

                      $214 per night (USD)
                      12

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
                      • Response time: Within a few hours
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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