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Castello Todini

Todi, Perugia

A/C
All rooms have air conditioning with individual climate control. The two bedrooms on the second floor have portable units. There are 400 kwhs per week of electricity included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



BBQ
A private gas barbecue is available.



Breakfast
Continental breakfast may be arranged starting at 8:30 am. To ensure availability, order this service at the time of booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property.



Cleaning
A daily refresh cleaning is included in the price - This service neatens the bedrooms and living areas, and it does not include cleaning the kitchen. A mid week towel change is included in the price.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino 2 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa 5.5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Perugia S. Egidio 50 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Florence Peretola 2.5 hours



Cooking Class
For groups of six or more, an afternoon cooking class may be ordered at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and this service is paid on-site in Euro.



Driving Times
E45 exit = 10 minutes; Todi:13; Deruta: 25; Montefalco, Torgiano or Bevagna: 30; Perugia, Orvieto or Marmore Falls: 45; Assisi: 50; Spoleto, Lake Trasimeno (Passignano sul Lago) or Citta di Castello: 60; Cortona, Gubbio or Lake Bolsena: 75; Montepulciano or Rieti: 90; Rome or Siena: 2 hours; Florence: 2.5 hours



Elevator
Entrance steps are required to reach the elevator. It services all internal floors but does not reach the rooftop terrace.



Language Spoken
The keyholder speaks some English. Parker's Client Services in Italy is available by phone if any translation assistance is needed.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access.The modem's range covers the third and fourth floor only.



Heat
Heating is included in the price. One starter basket of firewood is included. Additional firewood is paid on-site in Euro.



Interior Décor
13th century castle fortress (circa 1250) - One of the original defensive towers surrounding Todi that fell into ruin until purchased by the current owners who spent years restoring it as a luxury home. The structure has been kept in tact as a historical home with beamed ceilings and stone walls. Kitchens and fixtures are of the highest quality and bathrooms are lavish. Decor is a skillful blend of some antiques with furniture from high end Milan designers - right out of the pages of a magazine. Rooms are large and spacious with every room offering a breathtaking view.

Interior Amenities: Air conditioned throughout with the two second floor bedrooms having portable units. Every bedroom has a spacious bathroom supplied with portable hairdryers and toilet tissue. For your laptop, WiFi is available on the top two floors.

Layout Notes: The entrance hall leads to the elevator and the stairs. The home begins on the second floor and is spread over three spacious levels with each having large windows to take in the view. There are two bedrooms on each level with the smallest having a French bed. The entire rooftop is used as a terrace for al fresco dining with a portable barbecue and lights along the walls.



Kitchen
The main kitchen is on the third floor and opens to the dining room. A second kitchen is equipped for serving light meals on the rooftop terrace and is found on the level below the terrace. Both are equipped with US coffeemakers and toasters.



Meals
Lunch or dinner may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. A minimum number of 8 guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Advance notice is required.



Minuses
No children under the age of 8 are allowed.

Next door, the owner's fenced in yard is home to her dog. Two roaming cats reside in the garden and they do not enter the house.



No Smoking
This property is strictly for non-smokers.



Parking
Parking is free at the property.



Steps & Stairs
Guests may be dropped off at the bottom of the 20 cobblestone steps leading up to the entrance hall's elevator. The elevator reaches all internal floors. The rooftop terrace requires 20 steep steps (see photo gallery).



Phone
A portable cellular phone is made available at check-in. The phone is typically charged with 25 or 50 Euro worth of calling time. Guests only pay for the usage consumed. If you require additional minutes, please ask your keyholder for assistance.



Pluses
Architecturally intriguing! A one-of-a-kind property and an amazing feat to retain the ambiance of this ancient structure while at the same time modernizing it into a luxurious home with an elevator, air conditioning, showroom style bathrooms and designer furnishings. The tower has been featured in a number of interior design magazines including Architectural Digest.

For summer rentals, Castello Todini's rooftop terrace is a gem and becomes an outdoor living room furnished for al fresco dining. It is equipped with a barbecue and covered pergola for shade. The panoramic views over the green hills are sensational from this perch - the highest point for miles around.

Fully air conditioned with a generous amount of electricity conveniently included in the rental price along with: heat, a daily refresh cleaning, a mid week towel change and WiFi.



Pool
The private pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
After exiting the E45 highway that runs through central Umbria, the property is very easily found along a paved and scenic road.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
As you might expect, Castello Todini is perched on the highest hilltop in the area and looks out over endless rolling green hills and meadows. Spectacular views are the most impressive from the rooftop terrace and are enjoyed from all rooms. The pool and the terrace are great spots for taking in dreamy sunsets.



Washer/Dryer
This property is equipped with a washing machine and dryer.



What's nearby

Day Trip Ideas near this home – Meet true Italian artisans and learn hands-on the secrets of their specialty!

Walk Florence & The Uffizi: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Florence & The David: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Sagrantino: Montefalco's Mystery Wine   A half day wine tour.
Orvieto Wine Pairing Lunch   A half day wine tour.
Italy day trips
& cooking tours near your villa.
Shopping and Dining: Within a five minute drive is the village of San Terenziano with a cafe bar selling gelato, a gas station, two mini-markets, two restaurants, one pizzeria, pharmacy, butcher and pastry shop. There is a large supermarket at the E45 highway reached in 10 minutes with a fresh bakery, butcher counter, delicatessen and well-stocked wine area. It is open on Saturday until 8:30 pm, and on Sunday. from 9 am to 1 pm.

Not To Be Missed: In the small town of Torgiano, 30 minutes away, visit the Museo del Vino and Museo dell’Olivo e dell’Olio. These museums show the history of wine and olive oil production dating back to Etruscan times.

Head north to Montefalco wine country - there are 24 wineries in this concentrated area producing the highest DOCG red wines from the Sagratino grape. While in the area, have lunch or dinner in the ancient and charming village of Bevagna with an assortment of small trattorie serving the local specialty, Gnocchi with Sagratino wine sauce.

Public Transportation: Drive one hour to the Orte train station where service into Rome takes 45 minutes.

Golf: In Ellera Umbra, 40 minutes away, at the 18-hole "Perugia Golf Club", open year round. Closed on Mondays.

Nature Walks: A visit to the Marmore Waterfalls, just under an hour's drive away, is a must-see for nature lovers. The falls are the tallest in Europe and were built by the ancient Romans. Today, the falls are turned on and off on a set schedule so be sure to check the timetable. Pack a picnic lunch and select from the three marked hiking trails graded by their level of difficulty to reach a couple of observation decks. During summer evenings, the cascading falls are floodlit making for quite a spectacle.

Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held on Saturday in Todi, Assisi and Perugia's Piazza Umbra Jazz, on Monday in Montefalco, on Tuesday in Perugia and Orvieto and on Friday in Spoleto.

Antiquing: An antique market is held in Todi on the second Sunday of each month. Todi's Italian Antique Exhibition takes place from April 15 - May 1. In Perugia, an outdoor antique market comes to Piazza Italia on the last Sunday of each month. Spoleto's antique market is every second Sunday of the month.

Annual Festivals:

June & July:
- In Spoleto, the Festival of Two Worlds (Festival dei Due Mondi) is a two week event taking place from the end of June to the beginning of July with performers from all over the world in theatre, opera and dance.
- In Perguia, Umbria Jazz is a 10 day jazz festival drawing worldwide talent. Among the long list of past performers: Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis and Elton John.

September:
- Montefalco Wine Festival - A four day event starting on Thursday before the third Sunday in September with exhibitions in the center of Montefalco and many wineries hosting tastings and events at their location.
- In Orvieto, the first week of September is the Street Theater Festival.

Winter:
- The first 10 days of November - An enormous antique market is held in Orvieto.
- The week between Christmas and New Year's lasting into New Year's Day - Orvieto hosts a winter edition of the Umbria Jazz festival.



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