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Mario Santoro

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Fantastic Villa for a perfect holiday, nature, pool, view and full privacy!

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, living with fireplace, view, porches, privacy

Villa Cipresso is a XVIII century stone farmhouse that sits on a hilltop in the unspoiled countryside between Todi and Orvieto. It is part of the extensive Pianesante Estate. The house has been fully restored using old terra cotta pavements and beamed ceilings, all according to local tradition, retaining the original atmosphere of a traditional Umbrian rural house. All 4 bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. There is a well equipped kitchen and a large dining room. There are three double bedrooms, and a large sitting room with open fireplace.

The house is situated at the end of a private road surrounded by natures and fenced-in, ensuring maximum privacy. In front of the house, facing the valley, there is a large patio with a dining table. Next to the pool a loggia with comfortable garden furniture and barbecue creates the perfect outdoor dining area, a very special feature is the original pizza wood oven.

Views from the swimming pool are of the classic countryside, hillsides, forest and the ancient village of Collelungo, providing twinkling lights at night.

More information is available on our website, please ask for link.

Villa Cipresso is conveniently located near Todi, Orvieto, Spoleto,

Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, and Perugia. Easy day trips can be arranged

also to Rome and Florence. There are a number of incredible medieval

churches, Roman towers, and fantastic Renaissance Piazzas (squares)

to be seen and discovered. Year round, many festivals take

place. Ballet, Music, Theatre and visual art exhibitions. The most

famous ones are the Todi festival, the Umbria Jazz festival and the

Spoleto festival.

The owner of Cipresso will be happy to inform you about all the Art

Festival that take place during your stay.

Local craft is very interesting, in particular the ceramics in Deruta

(near Perugia). This small town has a century long tradition in this art.

In Todi, tennis, archery, horseback riding, golf.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mario Santoro (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

About Mario Santoro

I am the owner and manager of this villa which is part of the TodiCastle Estate. We have 15 years experience in the hospitality business and food, wine and olive oil are my passion. I will gladly organize excursions, dinners, tastings and other activities and give you advice on where to go and what to see. Concierge service, special requests, birthday cake, you name it and I will get it all arranged. Stay with us and satisfaction is guaranteed ! (Don't forget to check the reviews!)

Mario Santoro purchased this villa in 1975

Why Mario Santoro chose Terni area

If you are looking for a villa that features 100% privacy, peace and tranquility, with a lot of open space, a beautiful pool, a lovely view and comfortable bedrooms this is the one! Cipresso is fully renovated, features a great outdoor dining area and a great lay-out for all the family traffic. Previous guest have all been greatly satisfied.

What makes this villa unique

The location makes this home the perfect retreat either after busy days exploring Umbria for those who like to relax away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. At the same time however charming villages are nearby as are interesting cities and all modern time conveniences. A stay at Cipresso offers you the best of everything. And maybe even more convincing, our rates are very reasonable!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Mario,



I - and of course the rest of the family, inclusive Inga - want to thank you for the very nice time we spent at Pianesante, it was one of our best holidays in the last years.



The house was very nice and comfortable, the swimmingpool was so big we could have a real swim, the staff was nice and very helpful and most of all I loved the view from the terrace. Every day I hoped I was the first one to be awake, so I could sit outside and look at the different shades of grey of the hazy hills without anybody around to distract me with tea or talking.



And then I was very happy to see your work of art. After all, in a way we have been through a lot together, so I was very curious to see what's your deeper reason for living and what kind of artist you are.

We liked what we saw (especially the colours and movement in the photographs.

So there is but one conclusion: you succeeded completely in giving us the ultimate feeling of vacanza.

Joanna
Nov 2007
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Fantastic Villa for a perfect holiday, nature, pool, view and full privacy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Best Holidays Ever! Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

I went with my family for a week in October, and I can´t recommend villa well enough! The location is just magical, Breathtaking! The area is perfect for the kids. The house is stunning, big bedroom, very confortable and clean. But one of the best things is the Host. Mario, Can't thank you enough! He was the best host we ever had. He recommend us where to visit, best restaurants on the area, he organized horse riding for the kids. He even gave us cooking lessons!! Umbria is wonderful! Amazing wines! Love this place. We will definitely go back. xx

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying with us.
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5

Pianesante dream

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Villa Pianesante with 7 friends and couldn't have had a better time. Great views, awesome grounds, great staff and a ridiculous amount of space in the villa.

Mario helped us set up a few wine tours as well as a fantastic dinner in nearby Acqualoreto. He couldn't have been more accommodating!

Highly recommended place if you're into, you know, having an AWESOME time in Umbria.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Fredensborg, Denmark
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the lovely Villa Pianesante at the end of May. The most important thing to mention about our stay is the amazing hospitality and generousity of the owner Mario. We were 2 couples, 2 kids and 1 dog and we had originally booked our stay at the smaller Villa Cipresso, but Mario was generous enough to upgrade us to the huge Villa Pianesante because we were lucky to be the only guests that week. My husband and I are very interested in food and wine experiences and I bombarded Mario with emails and questions, both before and during our stay, and he always responded with excellent recommendations. He also arranged for us to receive a gift of delicous wild asparagus, just because they were in season and he wanted us to try them. This is just one small example of the incredible hospitality at Todi Castle, which is really what sets them apart from others.

We booked the private chef for several meals, including a lovely welcome dinner on the day of our arrival as well as a pizza party for the kids. The pizza party could perhaps have been more hands-on with the kids, but again I think it is really more a question of telling them what you want. Please make sure to book massages by the pool, a great experience. We were also invited to have one of the dinners booked with the chef at the castle, which was an amazing experience with the dinner served in a medieval tower with a huge fireplace and an armor in the corner - the kids loved it.

The villa itself is lovely, old, but modernised Italian style with a comfortable living room and lots and lots of space. It is huge. The kitchen could perhaps have been better equipped with some sharper knives and more bowls, but I think this is a common flaw in rental houses. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the house, considering the size. Everything was spotless.

The grounds and views are incredible. The house is surrounded not by a garden, but rather a park with olive trees and wooded areas - and the entire property was completely fenced in which was perfect for us because of the dog, which could roam freely. The pool was beautiful, if a bit cold at the end of May when the season was just getting started.

The villa is very private, but still centrally located for Umbria sightseeing and not too far from Todi, which is a lovely town. Make sure to have pizza one night at the pizzaria Rosa nearby, the best pizza I have ever had and homemade limoncello, wonderful.

We certainly hope to be back at Tod

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Biggest villa of the estate!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big come-together holiday with the family and this villa was just perfect! There was more than enough room for everybody, also to take some time for your own.

With the big swimming pool, great nature and incredible good pure Italian hospitality, this was a holiday that we'll never forget!

Thanks Mario and staff!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Monrovia, California, USA
5

Absolutely womderful! Hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

TodiCastle is Magical! I joined some friends at TodiCastle for a week and loved it. Mario, Sabrina, Katrina and the rest of the staff made it a week to remember. Villa Piesante is an unbelievable 5 bedroom 5 bathroom private villa with it's own pool and spectacular view of the neighboring towns. You know when you pull up you are going to love it, then walk in to find the complimentary welcome basket and it's time to sit down and watch the spectacular sunset. We had dinner in the small town of Fiore at Rosa dei Venti twice and I swear it was the best pizza I have ever had, the other dishes were excellent also. We took day trips to Assisi, Florence, Spoleto, Todi and one of my favorite cities in Italy, Orvieto. If you are looking for any kind of ceramics, Deruta is only 45 minutes away. While some couples flew into Rome and came directly, others visited other parts of Italy the week before then came to TodiCastle to relax. Our final night there Mario hosted a delicious dinner in this beautiful medieval room with a giant fireplace. Mario was kind enough to give us a tour of the castle and we were able to see some of the rooms that are decorated with antiques and family treasures from all over the world... it's like a museum! I am recommending it to anyone visiting Italy and will definitely return. Mi Piace TodiCastle!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Russia, Moskow
5

Villa Pianesante is the perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Pianesante was clean and super well-maintained.

Mario and his staff provided an excellent customer service.

I would strongly recommend this property.

There were plenty of activities, attractions and restaurants in the area.

It was amazing. Go there !

Katy

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Collelungo
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Civitavecchia
Nearest Golf
130 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Orvieto
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Orvieto
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Acqualoreto
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Terminillo
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Montalto di Castro
Car: recommended

Villa Cipresso is conveniently located near Todi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, and Perugia. Easy day trips can be arranged also to Rome, Siena and Florence. There are a number of incredible medieval churches, Roman towers, and fantastic Renaissance Piazzas (squares) to be seen and discovered. Year round, many festivals take place. Ballet, Music, theater and visual art exhibitions. The most famous ones are the Todi festival, the Umbria Jazz festival and the Spoleto festival. The owner of Villa Cipresso will be happy to inform you about all the Art Festival that take place during your stay. Local craft is very interesting, in particular the ceramics in Deruta (near Perugia). This small town has a century long tradition in this art. In Todi there is tennis, archery, horseback riding. Norcia is well known for its truffles and salami, as Perugia is known for its Perugina chocolate, tours of the factory are avaiable.

Other Activities: massage, guided tours, chef available, truffle hunt, wine tastings, orvieto underground, waterfalls and rafting in terni.

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Rates & Availability

Baschi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,627
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,627
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,964
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,974
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,964
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,627
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,740
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $79
Refundable damage deposit $561

Weekly rates are per Saturday to Saturday stays
Maid service is included 2 hours on Tuesdays and 2 on Thursdays
Additional maid service is available at 15 Euro per hour.
Linen and towels (also for the swimming pool) are included.
Final cleaning is included
For further info and special offers please ask for our website

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Amenities

Baschi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Ground floor bathroom just off the living room with window.
    Bedroom ground floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Spacious en-suite bathroom with window.
    Bedroom up-stairs - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite bathroom for up-stairs bedroom, with window.
    Bedroom up-stairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite bathroom for bedroom upstairs, with window.
  • All full bathrooms, 3 with shower, 2 with a bathtub, all nice and spacious. Hairdryers are supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor: one spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, garden doors and a view of the valley. Good size wardrobe. Up stairs: 2 double bedrooms of which one offers 2 twin beds, both with private en-suite bathrooms and wardrobes.The upstairs offers direct access to the pool area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The area of Todi is famous for its natural beauty. The landscape is beautiful with many routes and destinations reachable by foot or bike. There are three mountain bikes available for the guests. There is a marked route through the nearby woods. Umbria is famous for its excellent produce and there are excellent gourmet restaurants in the area. We will be happy to describe and recommend the best ones. We have an outstanding cook at Villa Cipresso. Under request, he prepares excellent lunches or dinners for the guests. He also makes cooking demonstrations, wine tasting sessions, and cooking classes. The cook will personally discuss the menu with guests. Most of the ingredients used come from farms in the area (oil, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and wine). All ingredients are 'organic'. Available: massage, baby sitting, guided tours, wine tastings, and car with driver, etc.

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