About this listing
Ariel is a roomy and bright apartment recently restored in a historical 16° century mansion. Perched on hill top in front of the beautiful Todi, perfectly equipped, furnished with a blend of antique and local pieces, can comfortbaly sleep 5/6
Ariel is part of Torre Bertona: the 13° century tower (Torre), has been transformed during the 16° century in a summer residence, and belonged for centuries to a noble family who used to spend there the hot season. Today is converted in three apartments, bright, elegant and finely decorated with great attention to details. Ariel is the largest one... can be rented alone or together with the other two apartments: an ideal location for a family or group vacation, anniversaries or small meetings!
You will enjoy the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking Todi and the Tiber valley, the wide panoramic terrace with its old pergola, ideal for al fresco dining or for reading in a context of quiet and beauty, the nice terraced garden with aromatic herbs and old roses and the ground floor lodge and Wellness Room with hot tub!
We also have three bicycle at our guests' disposal.
the communal laundry with washer and dryer is on ground floor
Interaction with Guests
Gloria will be there to receive and assist you with advice regarding the exploration of the territory and its many historical and artistic points of interest. She will also supply a list of tipycal, not-touristy restaurants, wineries and oil mills, and can organize, if requested, guided eno-gastronomicals tours as well as guided visits to archaelogical or artistic sites.
Perched on top of hill, nearest to the town's center, with a spectacular scenic view of the best preserved part of the city, Torre Bertona is one of Todi's several castles. Torre Bertona is an ideal spot for a perfect long or short term holiday-vacation in the heart of Umbria, still with all the amenities, close by that the town has to offer and very close to the freeway!
Todi, a well known historical hill town, is two miles away from the house; this charming town boasts a rich cultural life and is exciting to explore, and is considered one of the best cities in the world for the quality of life; its location in Italy is excellent to visit the principal beauties of central Italy, and its landscape and culture are not touristy but genuinely Italian. Assisi, with the extraordinary Giotto's frescoes, Orvieto with its imposing Duomo and mysterious underground city and the lively Perugia are at easy reach. The territory surrounding Todi is rich of historical hill towns, but also of remains of the Etruscan and Roman civilization, of famous wineries and oil mills, of easy and beautiful walking trails.
In general, the countryside around Todi is completely full of castles and every little village has something to attract you, so maybe the best advice that can be given is just to wander around as much as you can (Cecanibbi, Montemolino, Ilci, etc…).
Perugia (Umbria's main city), Assisi and Orvieto are all reachable in 30 minutes; Rome and Florence are at 1 hour and 1/2 drive.
Don't miss to visit Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia, with the splendid Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, all reachable in about 30 minutes; but worth a visit is also the Todi museum and the roman cistern below the square, besides a gorgeous fresco in a nunnery called "Purgatorio di San Patrizio". Also Bevagna and Foligno are worth seeing.
Rome and Florence are at 1 hour and 1/2 drive,
as well as San Casciano Terme, a famous Spa resort.
Other Things to Note
INCLUDED IN RENT: electricity, water, cooking gas, standard heating (the heating of the apartments is included from October 15 until April 15 according to Italian regulations - Eventual fuel consumption exceeding the standard 6 cubic meters/day consumption will be calculated by individual apartment meter's reading at euro 5/cubic meter), weekly change of bed and bath linens, regular gardening and pool maintenance.
FINAL CLEANING: € 55
SECURITY DEPOSIT (only for weekly rentals): € 200
ARRIVAL: 2:00-6:00 pm. Also some flexibility depending upon reservations DEPARTURE: 10:00 am. Also some flexibility depending upon reservations.
Please park your car only where suggested.
Dispose your garbage in the waste bins separating glass and plastic from paper and organic waste.
We'll take care of the cleaning up of the apartment, but please don't leave dirty dishes or pans.
Smoking is allowed only outside the apartment.
Small pets are welcome but please ask in advance. An extra fee of Eur 20 for the cleaning of the apartment will be applied.
We had a marvellous stay at torre bertona. Gloria is a wonderful guestwife. Any questions are answered immediately. She is very helpful (and multilingual)! Even for our departureday she was ready to give us some extra hours before leaving for the airport.
We stayed in the largest flat which is really large enough for a family of 5. Well equipped, cosy inside. The place to be for a holiday in Umbria.
Gloria made us feel very welcome at this beautiful apartment. She was happy for us to arrive at 8pm and welcomed us with provisions for breakfast in case we had not been able to call at a supermarket. The apartment itself was as described but we hadn’t realized how lovely the views would be of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the dedicated dining area on the terrace, the spotless pool with many loungers, deck chairs and parasols and Gloria’s lovely gardens which were full of fruit trees and bushes, herbs etc. As a great bonus we enjoyed the hot tub, and a communal area which was amply supplied with tea and coffee for guests to help themselves.
On the day of departure Gloria was very generous in allowing us to continue to use the pool and communal area for a few hours after we checked out, as we did not have far to travel to our next destination.
The neighbourhood was peaceful and relaxing, within an easy drive from a supermarket and the main roads for visiting the region.
All in all we found the apartment to be peaceful, restful and wonderful!
The apartment and views were incredible as were the surrounding area. Todi is an amazing town. There were a few small hiccups (make sure you have a phone to call to check-in) but other than that it was a great stay and the breakfast food provided by Gloria was fantastic.
We had an excellent stay. The apartment is very tastefully done, clean, and well-equipped. The pool is gorgeous (surrounded by fruit trees and an herb garden), and there is a nice panoramic terrace for dining. Gloria is a great host, and upon arrival we found a nice bottle of wine and a homemade pound cake. We will definitely be back!
Gloria is a great host! We loved our stay in her beautiful house. She provided everything our family needed including calling a local doctor and pharmacy to schedule an appointment for my son. Gorgeous pool and gardens. Todi 5 minute drive, supermarket 3 minutes. Great location to explore all of Umbria. Thank you Gloria!
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About the Host, Gloria
Ciao, sono Gloria. Ho una vera passione per gli edifici antichi, l'arredamento e l'erboristeria. Ho unito le mie tre passioni realizzando il restauro di una casa si campagna nobiliare del 16° secolo sulla collina di fronte a Todi, ricavandone tre appartamenti comodi ed eleganti che riflettono lo spirito del luogo, e un giardino colmo di piante medicinali e aromatiche, in cui è inserita una bella piscina con vista su Todi. Spero di ospitarvi presto: vi sentirete a casa, spero.
Hi, I'm Gloria. I'm fond of historical buildings and of herbalism. I've restored a 16° century country house perced on the hill in front of Todi, trying to preserve its "look and feel" and set up three elegant self catering apartments and a garden rich in medicinal and aromatic plants, surrounding a panoramic swimming pool. I hope to welcome you there soon!