About this listing
Because the house is taller than those surrounding it, each room enjoys plenty of light all day long and there are stunning views over rooftops, churches and town monuments. The balcony offers fresh air and a peaceful view of the surrounding hills.
You’ll find La Gardenia in the heart of Todi, an Umbrian hilltown famous for its picturesque winding streets and breathtaking views. It has been recommended by Lonely Planet’s Tuscany/Umbria edition, and it is easy to see why. This is a place where you feel instantly at home, because the apartment belongs to an Italian, not a foreigner using it as an investment. It has been in the family for generations and the owner has personally seen to its decoration. The result is an eclectic and harmonious combination of cherished family heirlooms and stylish contemporary pieces. At La Gardenia, you’ll be welcomed as a traveller -- even a member of the family -- and never an anonymous tourist.
The apartment is situated on the upper two floors of a traditional stone-built house dating from the Middle Ages. Because the house is taller than those surrounding it, each room enjoys plenty of light all day long (many such houses can be dark and damp), and there are stunning views over rooftops, churches and town monuments. The balcony offers fresh air and a peaceful view of the surrounding hills.
The First Floor has a formal living-room with lovely 19th-century antiques and 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) connected by a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have fine views.
The Second Floor has a dining-room with a table for four which leads out onto a balcony with beautiful views over the hills to the south and west. The sunsets behind the cupola of the famous Renaissance church of the Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione are amazing. There is a fully equipped kitchen open to the dining-room on one side and a sitting-room (with sofabed) on the other, and a single bedroom with half bath.
The narrow streets of Todi are beautiful but can also present parking problems. Directly in front of La Gardenia is a small piazza where you stop to unload your bags. And only a few metres down the road there is unlimited secure free parking.
Gas/Heating is required for rentals from October to April
From Aug 18 - Sep 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
We had a fantastic time in Carlo's wonderful apartment. It's so full of character and history, but also a comfortable and welcoming place to stay. Carlo is a great host too, friendly, responsive and organised. We will definitely be going back there as soon as we can and would highly recommend it to others.
Carlo is a very nice and friendly guy who did everything he did to make us feel welcome. The apartment is fantastic and has a spectacular view over the city of Todi and the surrounding hills. We highly recommend Carlo and his wonderful place in Todi!
This is the perfect place to stay in Todi. Carlo is extremely helpful and makes you very welcome. He has great suggestions for what to do in the area. We loved his beautiful apartment with its fabulous views. It's charmingly decorated and you feel like you're really staying with an Italian family. We definitely would stay here again.
About the Host, Carlo
Carlo is a native of Todi, Umbria. A professional photographer who also works for the Umbria's cultural sector, he is perfectly placed to help you explore the region's rich history and abundant tourist attractions. The apartment at La Gardenia has been in the family for generations and Carlo has personally seen to its decoration. The result is an eclectic and harmonious combination of cherished family heirlooms and stylish contemporary pieces. You will feel instantly at home in this environment, a traveller -- even a member of the family -- and not an anonymous tourist.