About this listing
Nestled in the hills opposite Todi lies our centuries old property refurbished 2014.
Comprised of a 3 bedrooms stone house with fireplace, 18 mt infinity pool, kids' playground and surrounded by 40 hectares of private oak wood and an olive groove.
You'd be renting the whole property, nearest neighbour is 1 km away.
The house is reached driving on a private road bordered with secular trees, one of them certified 500 years old.
A 18 mt infinity pool overlooking the valley gives for amazing sunsets also features hidrojets for a massage with a glass of italian wine.
We thought about your children and we have built a "pirate ship" game park for them, on top of a kid's pool attached to the adult one.
The property includes a 30 hectares wood that covers half of the hill which makes for great walks and mountain bike rides in the nature; you will find water creeks, wild plants and a medieval tower that lays on top of the hill.
We own a farming ground where our centuries old olive trees gift us every year with a superb extra virgin olive oil (you will always find some in the kitchen).
Our estate is an historical one. Garibaldi the national hero that unified Italy in the 19th Century slept on our estate in the summer 1849 along with his wife.
They were on the run along with a small army of volunteer soldiers after the ruinous ending of the “Repubblica Romana” a shortly lived experience of democratic republic values, based on universal right of vote for all men and women, freedom of religion, abolition of death penalty and transformation of the papal power in a pure spiritual one.
Sadly they were too ahead of time....
The republic was overthrown 5 months after its establishment by french troops sent by Napoleon III restablishing the temporal power of Pope Pius IX. Garibaldi and his pregnant wife (brasilian of birth and an amazon in character) fled Rome and headed to the free republic of Venice and where given shelter on our estate by Antonio Valente. The naval army of Napoleon III stopped them before they could get in Venice and Anita Garibaldi and the child she carried died few days later of an unknown fever.
The property will have no other guests.
There is an outdoor area with table for "al fresco" eating and a barbecue.
It includes 4 hammocks and a table football (fussball).
There is also a oven for bread and pizza.
Two adult bycicles, one teenager bike, two children bikes and 4 sunbeds.
Interaction with Guests
You will be received by a person who speaks some english and italian. She will introduce you to the house and the area. Providing informations on local markets, village fairs and outdoor activities.
Todi is a charming well-preserved medieval town sitting on top of hill overlooking green valleys in Umbria.
The region of Umbria is a yet undiscovered gem of Italy made of great food and wines, medieval villages, rolling green hills, waterfalls, pristine lakes and all kind of outdoor activities.
Our property is in the most exclusive hill of the area, with views of the valley and just 10 min drive away from the town.
Todi is really just 10 min drive (international 10 minutes...not italian! :) and there you have supermarkets, pharmacies, ATM...etc.
Umbria and Tuscany are famous for their mild climate, delicious food and some of the best wines and olive oils of Italy.
Drive on a cypress lined road through a spellbinding landscape over rolling hills covered in vineyards, olive groves and dotted with romantic medieval hill towns, gothic and renaissance villages.
Dine in the best restaurant of Italy (Michelin 2014) Vissani 20 min drive away to mention one.
Look for the italian family run restaurant where the italian mama will serve you home made filled pasta and wild mushrooms.
You will need a car to get around.
You will be provided with a map and directions once you receive the keys.
Other Things to Note
The bedrooms are:
- King size Super double (173 cm wide, 200 long. Or 68 inch wide, 78 inch long)
- King size double (166 cm wide, 214 cm long. Or 65 inches wide, 84 inches long).
- Large single (114 cm wide, 206 long. Or 45 inches wide, 81 inch tall).
There is a sofa bed that opens in a comfortable double bed in the living room.
Dishwasher and washing machine.
- Adsl speed Wireless internet upto the pool and 100 mt outside the house.
- 40" flat screen TV
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Designer Stereo with Cd, Radio, Mp3, Iphone dock, bluetooth
The house is a real one with books from my collection, Dvd, Cds...
We have put much work and love in making the house and the garden nice for you to use, please be considerate of it and keep it nice ! :)
A deposit is kept by airbnb which will be returned after departure provided there have been no damages to the house.
Heating in winter months is pay per use.
From Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
About the Host, Fabs
Hello there :)
my name is Fabio i was born in Rome and i travel around the world as a doctor.
Me and my brother have refurbished our family house dating back to the 18th century, under the project management of a contemporary designer.
We put a lots of efforts in making the house and the property a jewel like no other....the "Palazzaccio Todi project".