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A 15th Century Stone Built Priory Near Todi.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Country House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Casale Santa Maria is a beautiful Country House in Umbria, transformed into a Villa 15 years ago by a famous English mime and choreographer; this ancient XVth century monastic structure still bears the original icon cross on its roof.

Built on a hilltop, this astonishing Villa is surrounded by a 1,5 hectares of private garden and lawns.

The property has a beautiful swimming pool (13x6m) with great view on Umbria country hills, sorrounded by lawns and olive trees.

A private parking area inside the property entrance can host up to 10 cars.

The garden also host a tree house built by the current owners for their grandchildrens, a small “calcetto” soccer field and a nice BBQ place.

The Villa is almost 500 sq.mtrs. and can host up to 12 people in its two floors.

On the main floor, there is a large entrance, main living room with large fireplace, sofas and TV set, a separated dining room (12 seated), and a large fully equipped kitchen with patio (12 seated also outside). Still, on the main floor there are 2 twin bedrooms with one full bathroom and a small toilet with basin. On the same level there is a very large internal play room (approx. 100 sqm.) with table tennis, a piano and several games for the rainy days.

On the first floor there is the master bedroom with 'baldacchino' bed and in-suite bathroom, 2 queen size double bedrooms, 1 twin (bulk) double bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen (equipped) and a large living room with fireplace.


1 hour driving from Rome (Highway A1, exit Orte, take E45 direction Perugia, after approx. 30km exit at ColleValenza, the property is 1,8km after the exit going towards Todi/Col Valenza)

Direct bus (1h45mins) from Col Valenza to Rome Tiburtina High Speed Train Station

Nearest train station is Terni.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


I live in Rome with my family (my wife and 3 kids) and 8 dogs. I studied abroad UCLA and Columbia University. Sport, travelling and movies are my major interests.

My father in law bought this house several years ago from the famous coreographer Lindsey Kemp. We use the house for family reunion and holidays with your friends.

MASSIMO PAVOLINI purchased this villa in 1999


It is the perfect place for family reunion and big groups.

The pool, the house on the tree, the little soccer field and the play room makes this villa absolutely wonderful for your kids.

What makes this villa unique

At your arrival we will welcome you with lasagnas, wine and seasonal fruits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Now that we are all safely returned from our holiday, I wanted to express the huge gratitude of all of our family for allowing us to stay at Casale Santamaria and for all the support we were given while we were there. It is a wonderful house in a wonderful location and suited us all perfectly. We knew we would like it, following Dominic and Kira's strong recommendation from last year, but it exceeded our expectations. And it was so good to stay somewhere which is so clearly a much-loved family house. We could not have asked for more!

Please also pass on our special thanks to Micaela, Debora and Rosalba for all their help and hard work in relation to our stay.

With many thanks again and very best wishes,

Aug 2017
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Todi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Two Fireplaces


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A 15th Century Stone Built Priory Near Todi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful nine days in Italy. The villa was ideal for us: a family of eight spanning three generations. The Villa itself was spacious and unique with so many interesting rooms and features, including a large playroom with table tennis and a piano. We very much enjoyed eating out in the portico just outside the kitchen. The grounds were extensive and in addition to the many hours that we spent in the pool we also managed to have a family football game on the miniature football pitch and the children had plenty places to hide in our daily game of hide and seek. Relaxing in the gardens or next to the pool was a joy. The gardens were secluded and surrounded by beautiful countryside. We used the villa as a base to travel near and far. Nearby was Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Lake Trasimeno and the Waterfalls of Marmone. We also travelled to Rome and Florence. We made good use of the supermarket in Todi, only fifteen minutes away by car.

From the moment we booked until our holiday was over Massimo, the owner, responded promptly to all our emails and all our questions. Susan showed us around the villa on our arrival and suggested places to visit. Rosalba, the housekeeper, who arrived for a couple of hours each day was very friendly and helpful.

One day we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Posto meraviglioso esattamente come da foto immerso nelle colline umbre. la casa grandissima ottima soluzione per più famiglie e poi che dire della zona piscina...fantastica. la signora Rosalba sempre molto carina e disponibile ci ha cucinato un ottima cena umbra! Assolutamente consigliato alle famiglie che cercano un po di tranquillità ma anche ottimo punto di partenza per visitare questa bellissima regione.=

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Luca per la bellissima review. Sono felice che vi siate trovati bene ed abbiate trascorso una settimana piacevole. Siete stati ospiti perfetti. Vi auguro buone vacanze. Massimo
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Nearest Airport
133 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
56 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
E 45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.