Beautiful villa in Umbrian Countryside

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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Casa Todi is gorgeous traditional country villa decorated with many antiques yet with all the modern facilities you will need to have a wonderful holiday. This charming 4 bedroom Provincial Villa and its beautiful lush estate are perfectly positioned in the breathtaking Umbrian hills with its olive groves, pencil pines and grape vines defining the spectacular landscape. Here you will find an idyllic setting for a private and intimate getaway from the hustle and bustle of the typical ‘treadmill’ life of the world. Conveniently located near the gorgeous and famous medieval towns of Todi (10 minutes drive) and Orvieto(20 minutes drive), the...Read more

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Beautiful villa in Umbrian Countryside
Todi, Umbria, Italy

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The villa is perfectly positioned to explore the beautiful heart Italy . Florence, Rome, Siena and Montepulcianno are lovely day trips. Whether you like history, art, food, wime or countryside it is all here for you.
Day Trips
The cities and towns of central Italy arise amid the sunny hills like little jewels, each one a bit different, each one full of new and wondrous possibilities. The warmth and atmosphere of the region will embrace you like an old friend. You will find favorite places, and like many of our guests, will want to visit them again and again. The hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany offer so much and are barely a day's drive from your home in Italy, Casa Nini. Going exploring is as simple as plotting your trip and jumping in the car. Here are some of our favorites:

Umbria
Assisi

Pop: 25 346
Distance: 45min drive from Casa Nini

Assisi is the quintessentially perfect Italian hill town. Nestled below Mount Subasio this is the birthplace of St. Francis and St. Claire. Assisi was influenced by nearby Etruscan settlements. The Basilica of St. Francis is composed of two churches one built over the other; the lower one (1228-1230) and the upper one (1230-1253) and a crypt that holds the Saint's tomb (1818). The upper church olds the famous frescoes of Ciambue, Giotto, Simone Martini and the Lorenzetti brothers as well as the stained glass windows of Giovanni di Bonino and Puccio Capanna. Also a must see is the Temple of Minerva (dating from the 1st century BC), now a Catholic church. The town is quite large and also contains several good museums, other churches, restaurants and many souvenir shops.

Citta di Castello

Pop: 36 921
Distance: 1hr 30min drive from Casa Nini

Located in the Upper Tiber Valley, Citta di Castello has ancient origins in the Renaissance and was a cultural center. Found in the Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera are the paintings of Raffaello and Signorelli Citta di Castello is also known for its crafts; furniture, ceramics, hand woven linen and for gastronomic specialties such as wine and truffles. It has a beautiful historic center with many good restaurants, interesting shopping and piazzas.

Deruta

Pop: 8082
Distance: 30min drive from Casa Nini

Located on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley south of Perugia and easily reached via the E-45 Deruta is the ceramic making center of Italy. The majolica pottery made there is world famous and can be bought very inexpensively there. This center also contains the ceramics museum (great), a picture gallery with paintings by Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), Amorosi, Bacciccio and Graziani and the church of San Francesco with it's convent, the site of Pope Urban IV's death in 1264. A favorite ceramic shop located in the historic center is Deruta Placens.

Gubbio

Pop: 31 651
Distance: 1hr 30min drive from Casa Nini

An ancient Umbrian settlement, influenced by the Etruscans, Gubbio is a very picturesque, well preserved town. The Eugubine Tablets, seven bronze sheets now housed in the Civic Museum at the Palazzo dei Consoli date back to the 2nd century BC tell of the town's government system. Also of interest is the Palazzo Ducale, a renaissance structure that has a beautiful inner courtyard built of stones and brick. The Cathedral, a 14th century Gothic structure, stands in front of the Palazzo. It was nearby that the meeting between St. Francis and the famous savage wolf of Gubbio took place. Also in Gubbio is the "fountain of the mad".Located in town are several good restaurants and some antique shops and the town has a wonderful old feeling to it. Gubbio's outdoor market is held in the town center the second weekend of the month.

Montefalco
Distance: 30 min drive from Casa Nini

A walled town, famous for its art and wine. The artistic masterpieces can be found in the church of St. Frances. The world famous red wine Sagratino di Montefalco is produced from grapes grown only in this locale. A gorgeous little town especially for a stroll and lunch.

Orvieto

Pop: 20 709
Distance: 25min drive from Casa Nini

Orvieto has a beautiful cathedral and one of Italy’s best Gothic buildings. Although medieval Orvieto is magnificent, Etruscan tombs and the city’s underground chambers testify to the area’s antiquity. Over 3000 years old, its history is visible everywhere in town. Of course the delicious white wine "Orvieto" is found in abundance here. Umbria Jazz Winter , which has earned a reputation throughout the world, is held here in December. This town is not to be missed.

Perugia

Pop: 149 350
Distance: 45min drive from Casa Nini by the E-45

One of Italy’s best-preserved medieval hill towns, Perugia also has a never-ending stream of cultural events, restaurants to try and concerts to attend. The largest city in Umbria, Perugia stands on a high hill overlooking the Tiber Valley. The historic center contains one of the most beautiful piazzas in Italy, the Piazza IV Novembre (the November 4th square). In the center of the piazza is the Fontana Maggiore a medieval structure built in the second half of the 12th century and an excellent example of Gothic work. On one side of the piazza is the Cathedral of San Lorenzo which was built over more than 100 years. Amidst all of this history is a shopping district where you can find Prada, Gucci and the like. Perugia's outdoor market is held at the Palazzo della Prefettura (in summer) and at Rocca P aolina (in winter) the last weekend of the month.

Spello

Distance: 45min drive from Casa Nini

With a breathtaking view of the Umbrian plains from Perugia to Spoleto, Spello is located a few km southeast of Assisi. The church of Santa Maria Maggiore contains frescoes attributed to Pinturicchio. Numerous other churches and museums house works of the Umbrian school. The festival Infiorata is held here in June.

Spoleto

Pop: 37 918
Distance: 30min drive from Casa Nini

Home to many striking churches, Spoleto is also filled with Roman ruins. The Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta was built at the end of the 12th century and contains several beautiful rose windows and mosaics. The Ponte Sanguinario (the Roman Bridge) was constructed in the 1st century BC and was the scene of the deaths of many Christian martyrs. A 70 meter long amphitheater, also built in the 1st century is still used for important cultural events and the Triumphal Arch of Druso stands at the former entrance to the ancient Foro. Spoleto is also host to the Spoleto Festival, an internationally renowned event that features concerts, dance, stage plays and art in late June and early July. Spoleto's outdoor market is held in the historic center of town the second Sunday of the month.

Todi

Pop: 16 794
Distance: 15min drive from Casa Nini

The ancient town of Todi was first inhabited by the Umbrian tribes and then the Etruscans and marked the border between their territories. Today it is famous for its historic monuments, beautiful views of the country side and its medieval feeling. Notable are the Piazza del Popolo where you can sit and enjoy a coffee or ice cream, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta a 12th century Gothic church, the Mayor's Palace (13th century) and the Commune Vecchio (the Palace of the People). Todi is home to the Italian Antique Show in March, Todiarte a festival of music, theater and ballet in July and the National Antique Show featuring Umbrian crafts in late September and early October. Todi's outdoor market is in the Piazza Communale the last week of March. Leading antique dealers from all over Italy gather to sell furniture, paintings, rugs, bronze figures and antique ceramics. Less than 15 minutes away from Casa Nini this town is perfect for restaurants and afternoon visits.

Umbertide

Distance: 1hr 20min drive from Casa Nini

The city of Umbertide is an ancient one located on the banks of the Tiber river. To be seen here are the Rocco, a fortress built from 1374-1390; the Abbey of San Salvatore and Hermitage of Montecorona and the Renaissance paintings in the churches of Santa Maria della Pieta. The nearby village of Preggio is also charming. The town is noted for its ceramics, wine, cheeses and meats. It is home to the Photography Trade Fair in May and November. Umbetide's outdoor market is held every Wednesday in the main piazza.

Tuscany

Anghiari

Distance: 2hr drive from Casa Nini

Located in the Northeast corner of Tuscany near the Umbrian border Anghiari is a well preserved medieval village. Much art can be found in the Abbey church, the church of San Agostino, and the Palazzo Comunale. The 6th century church of San Stefano is one of the oldest in the region.

Arezzo

Pop: 91 400
Distance: 1.5hr drive from Casa Nini

A city that dates back to the 4th century BC, Arezzo is know today for its working of gold. The city has managed to preserve the architectural character of its oldest area - still surrounded by its 13th century walls. The church of San Francesco, a 13th century Gothic structure contains paintings of Loretino d'Arezzo, Niccolo di Pietro and Piero della Francesca's Legend of the Cross. The Duomo is filled with the works of Francesca and took 200 years to build. The first weekend of every month hundreds of dealers come to Arezzo for the antique fairs. In late August through early September the Giostra del Saracino (Joust of the Saracens) is celebrated and jousting matches are held.

Cortona

Pop: 22 000

Distance: 1hr drive from Casa Nini

Made famous by Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, the town of Cortona is located on the side of a mountainous ridge that separates the Valdichiana and the Tiber valley. It is a walled city that has been in existence since the times of the Etruscans. It is also known for its quaint shops, restaurants and picturesque streets. In mid-August the Sagra della bistecca (beef festival) is celebrated featuring the famous chianini steaks. The Antique Furniture Market is held in September and at the end of April the Fiera del rame (copper products) is on display.

Florence

Distance: 2hr drive from Casa Nini

A city of art and culture stands on the banks of the Arno river surrounded by the mountains of Chianti and Fiesole. So much of interest exists there that we suggest that you research Florence in guide books available at your local book store. A brief list of attractions is: The Piazza del Duomo, the Duomo with its Bruelleschi dome, the Ufizi Galleries, the Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio (bridge). Known for its jewelry, footwear, leatherwork wrought-iron and basket work, Florence is a great place to shop.

Montalcino

Pop: 5 100
Distance: 30min drive from Casa Nini

A pretty town perched high above the Orcia valley, Montalcino is best known for its wine, the Brunello. Produced only in the surrounding vinyards, it is framed as being one of Italy’s best reds. There is a wine museum there.

Montepulciano

Pop: 14 000
Distance: 45min drive from Casa Nini

Set atop a narrow ridge of volcanic rock, Montepulciano combines Tuscany’s superb countryside with some of the regions finest wines. It’s perfect for a quiet day visit.

San Gimignano

Pop: 7 100
Distance: 1hr 30min drive from Casa Nini

San gimignano, the "town of the beautiful towers " is noted for the 14 medieval towers which dominate its architecture. It's the town where "Tea with Mussolini" was filmed and is very well preserved. The view from the Torre Grossa is stunning.

Sansepolcro

Distance: 2hr drive from Casa Nini

Located in the northeast part of Tuscany, is famous for its manufacture of pasta. It is also a well preserved walled city that maintains its medieval atmosphere. Its special Flag Waving festival (the 2nd Saturday of September) is world famous.

Siena

Pop: 59 200
Distance: 1hr 30min drive from Casa Nini

Siena ’s pink and golden towers shimmer against the warm tones of ancient brick and stonework. This is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities, its medieval centre bristling with majestic Gothic buildings. The Duomo of Siena is one of the most incredible in Italy and has an ornate facade. The inside has inlaid marble floors and carved pulpit panels by Nicola Pisano. It is also known for its ceramics, wrought iron works and delicious baked goods.

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Rental fees

  • Cleaning fee | $134 per stay
  • Damage deposit | $402

Additional notes from the owner

Cleaning Fee 100 Euro payable upon picking up the Key

Amenities

General
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Linens Provided
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove or Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Entertainment
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • VCR
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Balcony or terrace
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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