About the property
- Villa1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Privacy,Stunning Views to the River Tiber Valley Below,between Florence and Rome
Villa L'Arco is a recently renovated typical Umbrian villa. Standing on the hills of Todi, in the Tiber valley natural park, it lies at the centre of one of Italy’s areas of greatest historical, artistic & cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by olive-groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries-old oak trees is a perfect place for those who love privacy. The villa's interior is airy and spacious,its large windows with typical arches let in plenty of light and provide spectacular views.Its wooden floors and pastel-coloured rooms with handcrafted furniture and some beautiful paintings create a warm atmosphere of relaxation and well-being. Air conditioning throughout the whole house and anatomical latex mattresses will keep you cool.You can enjoy a meal on the spacious veranda which overlooks pool and gardens or just revitalize yourself in the Whirlpool area of the Swimming Pool and then send photos of the sun setting to your friends via the villa’s Wi-Fi
INTERIORS & GROUNDS: A spacious living room with a fireplace & the kitchen have large glass doors leading to a vine-covered veranda which offers a shady spot for relaxing with tremendous views of rolling hills & distant villages. You can enjoy long al fresco meals on the Spacious Veranda(12m x3m) which overlooks the private pool & the beautifully tended gardens.Broad lawn full of roses, perfumed by lavender & rosemary bushes, surrounds the house and leads down towards a paved terracotta terrace with an alluring Pool with Whirlpool area, where loungers beckon to sunbathers & you can sit with your laptop & send photos of the sun setting behind the hills to your friends via the villa’s Wi-Fi. GROUND FLOOR: Spacious fully equipped Kitchen with dining table;large Living room with fireplace,both of which Air-conditioned. Spacious veranda with tables & chairs, hall, 2 baths with shower, pantry. FIRST FLOOR: 4 double Air-conditioned bedrooms; 1 small room with balcony; 1 bathroom with bathtub/shower.
TODI: 5 miles away from the villa, is the old town of Todi, founded by the Umbrians (some cite the date 2700 BC). Situated in ancient times on the border between the Etruscan and Umbrian territories, not far from Rome and Florence, Todi has been defined as the most livable town on earth, the 'ideal town' by research of the University of Kentucky for its size, its climate, its hilltop location and for its harmonious relationship to its surroundings. A striking artistic centre in a magnificent position dominating the Tiber valley, celebrated for its Roman and Etruscan remains, for its palaces, its churches and its atmospheric medieval environment. Picturesque winding streets, stone buildings, medieval wells, arches, sudden ascents and descents that create various perspectives and dramatic views of faraway valleys, hills and mountains all contribute to Todi's unique appeal.
TODI ATTRACTIONS: In the centre of town is the long rectangular Piazza del Popolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, onto which face the Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo del Capitano all originally 13th cent. civic buildings and the 11th-12th cent. Duomo. The Temple of S.M. della Consolazione (16th-17th cent), built to a plan by Bramante is one of Italy's finest Renaissance Churches. The newly restored Museo Civico e Pinacoteca houses important pieces ranging from rare Etruscan coins to 16th c. Italian paintings. In Todi one can find many cultural events and exhibitions. The annual Todi Festival hosts avant-garde music, dance and film productions. An antiques fair takes place every spring. Many celebrated artists and artisans live and have their studios in Todi. The town is rich in art galleries, craft-shops (ceramic, carving), antiques dealers and restorers. You can enjoy the world-renowned Umbrian cuisine in traditional restaurants & food shops: truffles, wines, olive oils.
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- Apr 19, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Fabulous villa close to Todi
Villa L'Arco was an ideal getaway. Set in the hills surrounding Todi at the end of an unpaved path it provided a luxurious retreat for our week long holiday. The property is spacious with 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of room downstairs and beautiful grounds with a private pool. The views of the rolling hills are great to wake up to. The dark skies give great star gazing opportunities. If it's too hot outside then there is the option of AC at an extra cost. Ideal for us as it was 38C for the first few days we were there. There is free broadband throughout the house which is also accessible from the pool area. It stopped working the first day we were there, but Rosa got it fixed within the day.
The owner Rosa lives close by and is very friendly, kindly dropping off home baked cakes on a couple of occasions.
The villa is a short drive from the picturesque hilltop town of Todi and only an hour and a half from Rome. Also within easy reach are Lake Tarsimeno, Perugia and Assisi.
There is a large supermarket within about a 15 minute drive too.
Would definitely recommend the villa for anyone considering a holiday in Umbria
Fantastic Villa with friendly and welcoming owners
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa L'Arco. The photos accurately depict the Villa. We had such a relaxing time. Bruno and a Rosa were so welcoming and attentive and recommended some local restaurants which we enjoyed. Rosa also cooked us a wonderful meal and was so friendly. The Villa was spacious and well maintained. We will definitely remember our stay at this Villa.
Our Umbrian Home
My family and I have actually stayed at Villa L'arco twice now - in June/July 2016 and July 2017. It is fabulous and we were warmly welcomed by Rosa on each occasion. It is approximately 5-10minutes drive from the town of Todi, but set in the quiet country hillsides. The house itself is huge, lovingly decorated and has everything you need, including multiple bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and air-conditioning (extra 20 euro per day - well worth it as it was hot!). For older kids it has several games to play, but our young boy was just delighted with the pool alone.
Easy to take day trips around the area to Montefalco, Orvieto and Perugia. There is a large supermarket not far away (again ~10min drive) and many superb restaurants. Rosa recommended some and we found others almost by accident. Rosa also made us a welcome meal on this occasion, which was delicious. Topped off by several of her homemade cakes during the week (my wife still dreams about her Tiramisu but I can't go past the apple cake), what more could you want? Friendly hosts, beautiful surroundings and a warm, welcoming home. We honestly felt like we were returning to our Italian home this time around. We will certainly be coming back!
Lovely villa with beautiful views
We are a family of 6 who had a terrific time at Villa L'arco. The villa was beautifully equipped and the grounds and pool were really well cared for.
Rosa was a terrific host, her desserts were fabulous, as was the meal that she cooked for us.
I would highly recommend this property.
A lovely Villa
We had a lovely week in June at Villa L'Arco. The property was very clean and well maintained and the hosts Rosa and Bruno were really welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. It was in a lovely setting and the pool was looked after every morning. Rosa cooked us a lovely meal and produced two fantastic Italian Cakes. We had two birthdays during our stay. Everything was done with a smile and with such friendliness. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great time, as well as visiting various places in the area including a wine tasting!
Unforgettable holiday at villa l'arco in Todi
Bruno and Rosa
Well what a beautiful place, the villa and pool were fantastic.
The local towns were very pretty, each in such different ways. The scenery was truly breathtaking, there’s just so much to see and do. An absolutely perfect base for our travels, thanks for your advise. Although at the end of our touring we could never wait to return to the villa and it’s cosy atmosphere.
That was only when we could drag ourselves away in the first place. We really enjoyed your friendly hospitality. The villa was perfectly private and secluded and the pool was always immaculate just ready for a dive in! Our visit to L’Arco is packed with memorable moments. The villa definitely has our recommendation and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.
Villa L'Arco is situated 5 miles from Todi and stands on the hills around the river Tiber, surrounded by olive-groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries old oak trees. In addition, thanks to the central position in Umbria,close to TUSCANY,you need only get onto the main road, which is just 2 miles away and the finest towns of artistic interest in Italy are within easy reach: it takes only 40min by car to get to Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto and Perugia. Rome 90min, Florence 120min. ---MAIN DISTANCES in miles: Todi 5miles- Deruta 13ml- Assisi 34ml- Orvieto 22ml- Perugia 25ml- Spoleto 25ml- Spello 40ml- Gubbio 45ml- Rome 80ml- Siena 90ml- Florence 118ml- Pisa 160ml- Lucca 168ml- Naples 205ml- Venice 220ml. --- A I R P O R T S : Perugia 23miles- Rome 93ml -Florence 118ml - Pisa 160ml. NEW: for those coming from the UK, there is a DIRECT FLIGHT, LONDON STANSTED- PERUGIA S.EGIDIO, which is at HALF AN HOUR FROM THE VILLA by car , the flight is operated by Ryanair.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SPECIAL OFFERS year 2018: - JUNE reduced from Euros 2500 to Euros 2300 per week - JULY reduced from Euros 4200 to Euros 3500 per week - AUGUST reduced from Euros 4200 to Euros 3500 per week Offer valid for early bookings made from 24 March to 3 April 2018 INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE: Wi-Fi, Taxes, Weekly change linen & towels;Gas; Electricity; Water & Tap Hot Water; Pool & Garden maintenance;Maid service twice a week(Saturday & mid-week); Helpful owner-caretaker in separate house. SERVICES UPON REQUEST: Air Con €20/day; Heating €40/day;Additional Maid Service €15 per hour;Shopping Service €30. Welcome dinner or in the week €35 per person (min. 4)