Todi is a hidden gem of a town in Umbria. A gem for its picture-perfect setting on a hilltop, medieval alleys, and wonderful sights. Yet quiet, somewhat off the beaten track, without hordes of tour buses -- without being inundated with tourists even in peak season. This Todi house is also a hidden gem. Tucked away in a quiet walkway, its four floors easily accommodate a family of 6 or more; we were only 4 and left whole rooms unoccupied. It features an expansive kitchen in the basement opening into a shaded garden, a large living area on the ground floor (main entry), a second storey with 3 charming bedrooms (one of which with a balcony offering stunning views over the valley), and an attic loft perfect for an afternoon snooze. We were within the town center... right at the second of three walls ("cerchi") circling the town ... less than five minutes' stroll from the Piazza del Popolo.
George Tatge anticipated our needs including directions, and left a very useful guidebook which we encourage all visitors to read upon arrival.
Some additional tips:
1) Easy free parking right down the hill, outside the Perugia gate
2) As far as gelato goes, the only show in town is the Gelateria Pianegiani on Corso Cavour. The clientele is 99% local, and it is always packed... which tells you that even they don't ever tire of a great thing. Sit by the Cesia Fountain and indulge in the best pistachio or hazelnut ice cream you will ever taste.
3) There's a convenient supermarket (EMI) down the hill in Ponte Rio.
4) You can jog loops of the 2-mile perimeter of the town, with a half-mile leg cutting through the Piazza del Popolo, past the house and down steeply through the Perugia gate... and a half-mile ascent up the Viale della Vittoria.
We have traveled and rented in Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Trieste and Pirano, as well as Sardinia, and had high expectations for our first stay in Umbria. We were not let down. Overall, we highly recommend a vacation here -- and if you are going to stay in the neighborhood of Todi, this home will complete your stay.