|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Like much of Italy, Casale Cerfoglio, near Todi, is a mix of old and new. Originally a 15th-century church, the property was transformed into a casale, or country house, and eventually into the modern eight-bedroom luxury villa that it is today. While its close enough to explore the historic towns of Umbria, simply walking through the house is a journey through the past.
The villas manicured grounds are surrounded by cypress and olive groves, with views of the countrysides rolling hills beyond. Take in the panorama from the pool and its row of chaise longues, or the sitting and dining areas on the covered terrace. Work up a sweat in the fitness center or sauna, choose your entertainment from the movie and music collections and stay connected via Wi-Fi access. For convenience and comfort, theres also a pool house, printer and copier, and air conditioning.
The propertys history has been preserved in its architecture: 15th-century church walls and arches in the living and dining areas, a 16th-century bathroom sink, 18th-century bedroom doors and a 19th-century mantel over the living room fireplace. Even in newer spaces, wood panels nod to the beamed ceilings of the past, and the two fully equipped kitchens have both state-of-the-art ranges and old-fashioned wood-burning ovens. Today, the rooms are filled with traditional-style, neutral-toned furniture and contemporary art for a bright, clean feel.
Each of the eight bedrooms at Casale Cerfoglio has an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. There are five bedrooms with double beds, one of which has its own dressing room with a daybed. Two bedrooms have two twin beds each, and another bedroom with three twin beds can be used by either children or adults.
From the villa, its just over 2 miles to the nearest restaurants and an equestrian center. A 5-mile drive will bring you to a supermarket, shops, bank and train station, a 6-mile drive will take you to Todi, where you can rent mountain bikes, and an 8-mile drive will bring you to the tennis court. Spoleto is 23 miles away, Orvieto is 28 miles away, Perugia and a golf course are 30 miles away, and Assisi is 38 miles away.
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Bedroom 1: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning
Bedroom 2: Double bed, En-suite, Air conditioning
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, En-suite, Air conditioning
Bedroom 4: Double bed, En-suite, Air conditioning
Bedroom 5: Double bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning
Bedroom 6: Double bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning
Bedroom 7: Double beds, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Dressing room with day bed
Bedroom 8: 3 Single beds, En-suite bathroom (decorated for children but fine for adults) , Air conditioning
Large plasma TV
Safe (located in master bedroom)
Large dining room
Breakfast room with anteroom for serving
Treadmill and cross trainer
Two fully equipped kitchens
Glass mosaic tiled pool(not heated)
From first week of May to first week of October
Covered parking for 4 vehicles
Maid service 6 days a week (8am 5pm)
Breakfast and light lunch preparation 6 days a week
Weekly change of linen
Twice a week towel change
Final cleaning on Saturdays
Electricity consumption up to 330 kwh per week
Normal use of hot/cold water included
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Additional maid service
Electricity consumption exceeding 330 kwh per week
Yoga/Tai Chi lessons
Points of Interest:
4 km to restaurants and horseback riding
8 km to:
10 km to Todi and mountain bike rental
13 km to Tennis court
37 km to Spoleto
45 km to Orvieto
48 km to Perugia and golf course
61 km to Assisi
135 km to Rome
49 km to Perugia SantEgidio airport
174 km to Rome Fiumicino airport
Maximum 17 guests
Child friendly villa
Credit card details to be provided along with signed pre-authorization form at time of booking
All services not included in rates are to be paid locally
All rentals from Saturday to Saturday
Check-in: Between 4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges)
Check-out: Before 9am
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Everything was perfect and all the services were amazing.
Just one comment about the keyholder of the house - Anna. She was not joinable the day we came, she never called nor showed up. She came to make sure everything was ok 5 minutes before we left the last day. Anyway we did not need her help as Giovanna was outstanding!
Graziella and Lina, the cooks were also amazing, and their food was delicious. We enjoyed also their company.
This is our second visit to Casale Cerfoglio, and we returned for two reasons. One, the villa is the perfect blend of historic and updated. Second, the Villa host, Giovanna, goes above and beyond to make the visit the ulitmate in a luxurious Italian vacation.
San Silvestro is a unique property with a rich history. It is updated to provide modern conveniences but does not lose any charm or authenticity. The grounds are stunning, with a 360 degree panaramic view from every window. The ouside living areas are spectacular. Best of all is Giovanna, the hostess, and the staff of San Silvestro. They were not only friendly and accomodating, but went above and beyond to treat us like family. However, there is definitely a disconnect between the concierge and the on-site staff - causing us to incur unnecessary charges (i.e. for a chef). It would be helpful to communicate directly with the on-site manager prior to the visit.