Charming Medieval House with Piano & Big Garden, in Idyllic Todi(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps 2-7
Todi is smack in the center of Umbria, one of Italy's most beautiful and artistic regions, so it's not far from any of the other wondrous hill towns in the region. (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 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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Member since: 2008
- 150 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Insect screens on windows!
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 1 - Nov 14, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Clean up fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
* $1000-$2000 / wk
* 1-2 people .. $1000-$1600/week
3-4 people .. $1400-$1900/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 $950 for multi-weeks. This is returned to you within 7 days of your departure minus the utilities (gas for heat in Winter) and clean up fee (€ 100).
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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
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 was 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. I began my career as a photographer using Todi as a base. I shot mostly portraits and landscapes and was often hired by the Regional authorities to work on large exhibitions which required photographs for its catalogues. I was then hired by the Alinari Archives in Florence to become their Director of Photography, the reason we moved there in 1988. In 2003 I left the archive and returned to free-lancing and to exhibiting my work. I was awarded the Friuli Venezia Giulia prize for photography in 2010. My recent book Italia Metafisica won an IPA award in NY in 2015 and the Hemingway Award in Italy in 2016. You can see some of my work at www.georgetatge.com.
Why the Owner Chose Todi PG, Italy:
For years we searched for a property here and finally found it. One that we could restore as we wanted. Our house is in the neighbourhood of Borgo, one of the oldest areas, inside the first ring of the Etruscan town. We lived in Todi for 14 years between 1974 and 1988. 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).
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.
- Primary: +39 055-2298620
- Secondary: +39 3335490573
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Diningroom/kitchen with fireplace and door to patio and garden
Morning light in dining room
Living room with fireplace
Master bedroom with king-size bed.
Shower room with terrace off single bedroom
Breakfast on the patio
View of garden with Romanesque lion's head
Facade of house with 17th c. apse of St. Prassede
Morning mist. View from bedroom floor
Dawn from bedroom window
Olympic-size swimming pool 10-min. from house
Living room from entrance
Bedroom floor with piano
Master bathroom in travertine
Detail of bath
Dinner on the patio
Detail of 11th century lion's head
Front door entrance
Evening view towards the south from bed room floor
Consolazione Temple by Bramante
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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