|Minimum verblijf||5 nachten|
Dit is een fantastisch huis dat dateert uit de 13e eeuw, zoals blijkt uit het hoofd een Romaanse leeuw nog in de gevel. Het is volledig gerenoveerd (met suggesties en ontwerpen door de grote beeldhouwer Beverly Pepper). Het ligt binnen de stadsmuren, ongeveer 5 min. lopen van het centrale plein, dus het is gunstig gelegen in het gebied van winkelen.
Ik bedoel waarom naar Italië komen en te isoleren jezelf in een landelijke boerderij? Net zo goed verblijf in Palo Alto. We wilden genieten van het leven tussen de Italianen en dat is waarom we kozen voor dit huis. En toch is het erg prive en rustig omdat het wordt geflankeerd door de apsis van de kerk van S. Prassede aan de zuid-west kant, en heeft een 1.200 vierkante. Ft. Tuin aan de voorkant. Alle ramen hebben direct ten oosten prachtig uitzicht op de vallei en de Martani bergen.
Todi ligt pal in het centrum van Umbrië, een van de mooiste en artistieke regio's van Italië. (Het is veel minder toeristisch dan aangrenzende Toscane.) Todi heeft ongeveer 9.000 inwoners, met zeer weinig industrie en glooiende heuvels en landbouwgrond rondom. Het ligt op de top van een heuvel, 480 vierkante. Meter boven de zeespiegel, en is vooral middeleeuwse in zijn architectonische make-up.
Een andere goede reden om in de stad, afgezien van genieten concerten in het theater, tentoonstellingen,
cocktails op het plein, is de beste ijs
in de wereld (zoals bevestigd door veel van onze gasten).
Ja, de bar Pianegiani, een 10-min. de straat lopen.
Everything about Todi was as described by George, the owner, and former guests. Be advised that this is a hill town...everything in the town is uphill--great exercise! We loved being able to explore the whole town--my husband walked up and down every street within the walled town and in doing so, discovered lots of restaurants and shops that were the favorites of the locals.. We were able to relax and keep to our own schedule. Having a car (from the wonderful Stefano) made it so easy to explore all the surrounding countryside. Stefano and George both offered hints of where to go--the GPS was even preset to places of interest.
As some of the other reviewers stated, George is all about his guests being able to experience Umbria to the fullest. We chose this Todi house because of its location and di not regret our decision one bit. The four of us are also VRBO owners in NW FL and all agreed that George was all about his guests having a memorable vacation. Stay in Todi at this house--it will be the best time of your lives.
We wisely returned to George's home after a 16-year hiatus; that delay in returning to Todi will not be repeated; we will return with family (home sleeps 7 comfortably) within the next 18 months.
Recent posters have accurately lauded George's home; it is a pleasure. George has a genuine love of his home, Todi, and Umbria, that is unsurpassed. He is all about his guests experiencing the food, beauty and tranquillity of Todi and Umbria.
Todi is a perfectly located base from which to explore by day-trip any number of thoroughly intriguing Umbrian (and adjoining Regions) towns.....Orvieto, Cortona (lunch: La Bucaccia), Montefalco, Amelia, Perugia, Siena, Gubbio, etc., (Ristorante Umbria, located immediately off of Todi's City Square, is not to be missed).
If you are looking for the hard-to-capture feel of the 15th Century, combined with modern amenities, this Todi home is for you and your loved ones. Note: The EMI supermarket, a quick 5-minute drive from Todi's City centre walls, provides an array of quality food to be enjoyed at George's backyard dining table, that offers an incredible view of the Valley below.
Hard to beat!!
My family (4 adults with the occasional add on) spent a glorious 3 weeks at George's home in Todi. The house was all we hoped it would be: nestled in a beautiful stone alleyway on the edge of town with a breathtaking view over the valley. The kitchen was well stocked and a pleasure to use: we prepared some lovely meals - even a delicious roast lamb with herbs we had gathered on walks in the countryside. A lunch made up around the amazing Porchetta bought from a van that comes into the square on Saturdays is something we will never forget nor the moonlit nights in the garden shared with fireflies and even a hedgehog! George is a wonderful host who made some excellent recommendations particularly to hire a car from Stefano, (who also drove us to Rome at the end of our stay). Todi is wonderfully located with many of Umbria's most beautiful towns and walks within an easy drive. The most spectacular walk was in Castelluccio Di Norcia where the wildflowers are just extraordinary - and the lentils amazing. With all the walks and the steps in Todi we left in much better shape than we arrived but never once dreamt of holding back on the wonderful Umbrian food and wine - effortless! It was so very hard to leave - thank you George!
My wife and I stayed in this villa for a month and thoroughly enjoyed it. We used Todi as a hopping off spot for numerous day trips throughout Umbria. The villa was exactly as described - very comfortable and spacious.The kitchen was very well equipped and there was an abundance of sheets and towels, so that we change them every week.
The owner was extremely helpful. He contacted us our first day there, and answered any questions we had (via phone or email) quickly. In fact, even after we left Todi to spend a month in Campania, he remained in contact, answering further questions.
Todi itself was delightful; the pace was much slower than the larger cities, and had far fewer tourists, which is what we were looking for. However, Todi was always alive with activities - festivals, concerts, street fairs. Absolutely charming.
There was no need for having a car in town, every place is walkable. But we had a car for our frequent day trips to Orvieto, Marmore Falls, Umbrian and Tuscan wine regions, Florence, Assisi, Spoleto,
I definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to get away from the large, bustling tourist destinations of Italy and experience the heart of Italy. The only people I would not recommend it for are for those have substantial mobility or breathing issues, as the town is on top of a hill, which while not particularly steep, does require some sustained walking up and down the narrow streets and staircases.
We rented George's house in Todi for the month of May. We had family and friends visiting throughout the month and the house accommodated us all very comfortably. We enjoyed the location of the house; the views from the backyard were spectacular! Being able to walk to the piazza in Todi was a plus and we took full advantage of all the charm Todi has to offer.
Todi itself is a charming hill town without the touristy feel. After staying a month, we got familiar with a lot of the locals and knew them on a first name basis. There are many amazing sites and day trips to take from Todi; we also used public transportation on several occasions to get to Rome and Florence. Todi has many fabulous restaurants and a supermarket conveniently located.
George was very helpful and gracious. As mentioned, his home was roomy, clean and comfortable. He recommended we use Stefano Agostino for transports and car rental and we were thrilled we followed up with the suggestion. Stefano was delightful and we highly recommend you utilize his services if you are considering a stay at George's. We enjoyed him so much that we extended an invite for him to visit us here in the states! George also recommended Isabella to assist me during the month with cleaning and we were very happy to meet her and her family during our stay.
Our family and friends totally enjoyed their stay in Todi. If you are looking to experience living as a local, then Todi is the place for you! Even after a month, it was difficult to leave this enchanting place!
We rented this lovely home in Todi for a month. George, the owner, was a fantastic host. He provided a list of local restaurants and important phone numbers, none of which we needed but it was a comfort to have them. He arranged for our pick up in Rome and welcomed us with a phone call on arrival and continued to keep in touch by phone and email. The house is just as pictured. It was clean and comfortably furnished. After touring around Umbria during the day, we were very happy to stop and pick up food for dinner at the supermarket in Ponte Rio and enjoy a fire in the fireplace at night. As we were there in winter, not all of the local restaurants were open, but those that were served delicious typical Umbrian cuisine at very reasonable prices. We had to pay for heating which is quite expensive, but by turning it off when we were not at the house, it cost no more than what we would have paid had we been home. We loved our month in Umbria and would not hesitate to recommend George's home. It was perfect.
Todi is op gelijke afstand (30 min. Drives) van Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Montefalco, Bevagna en Foligno, alle mooie steden dagtochten waard. Een twee uur rijden van Florence en 90 min. rijden van Rome.
Andere activiteiten: Hot Air Ballooning, wild te bekijken
|Periode||Minimum prijs||Extra nachten||Weekend overnachting||Wekelijks||Maandelijks||Evenement|
1 apr 2017 - 14 nov 2017
5 nacht minimum verblijf
voor 5 nachten
5 nacht minimum verblijf
voor 5 nachten
|Clean up fee||€91,79|
* $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 and elec.) and clean up fee (€ 100).