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Bruno Bucci

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch

Villa L’Arco.Luxury Air-Conditioned.Pool with Whirlpool area.Wi-Fi.Near Tuscany

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Todi Villa Rental Photos and Description

Privacy,Stunning Views to the River Tiber Valley Below,between Florence and Rome

Villa L'Arco is a recently renovated typical Umbrian villa. Standing on the hills of Todi, in the Tiber valley natural park, it lies at the centre of one of Italy’s areas of greatest historical, artistic & cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by olive-groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries-old oak trees is a perfect place for those who love privacy. The villa's interior is airy and spacious,its large windows with typical arches let in plenty of light and provide spectacular views.Its wooden floors and pastel-coloured rooms with handcrafted furniture and some beautiful paintings create a warm atmosphere of relaxation and well-being. Air conditioning throughout the whole house and anatomical latex mattresses will keep you cool.You can enjoy a meal on the spacious veranda which overlooks pool and gardens or just revitalize yourself in the Whirlpool area of the Swimming Pool and then send photos of the sun setting to your friends via the villa’s Wi-Fi

INTERIORS & GROUNDS: A spacious living room with a fireplace & the kitchen have large glass doors leading to a vine-covered veranda which offers a shady spot for relaxing with tremendous views of rolling hills & distant villages. You can enjoy long al fresco meals on the Spacious Veranda(12m x3m) which overlooks the private pool & the beautifully tended gardens.Broad lawn full of roses, perfumed by lavender & rosemary bushes, surrounds the house and leads down towards a paved terracotta terrace with an alluring Pool with Whirlpool area, where loungers beckon to sunbathers & you can sit with your laptop & send photos of the sun setting behind the hills to your friends via the villa’s Wi-Fi. GROUND FLOOR: Spacious fully equipped Kitchen with dining table;large Living room with fireplace,both of which Air-conditioned. Spacious veranda with tables & chairs, hall, 2 baths with shower, pantry. FIRST FLOOR: 4 double Air-conditioned bedrooms; 1 small room with balcony; 1 bathroom with bathtub/shower.

TODI: 5 miles away from the villa, is the old town of Todi, founded by the Umbrians (some cite the date 2700 BC). Situated in ancient times on the border between the Etruscan and Umbrian territories, not far from Rome and Florence, Todi has been defined as the most livable town on earth, the 'ideal town' by research of the University of Kentucky for its size, its climate, its hilltop location and for its harmonious relationship to its surroundings. A striking artistic centre in a magnificent position dominating the Tiber valley, celebrated for its Roman and Etruscan remains, for its palaces, its churches and its atmospheric medieval environment. Picturesque winding streets, stone buildings, medieval wells, arches, sudden ascents and descents that create various perspectives and dramatic views of faraway valleys, hills and mountains all contribute to Todi's unique appeal.

TODI ATTRACTIONS: In the centre of town is the long rectangular Piazza del Popolo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, onto which face the Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo del Capitano all originally 13th cent. civic buildings and the 11th-12th cent. Duomo. The Temple of S.M. della Consolazione (16th-17th cent), built to a plan by Bramante is one of Italy's finest Renaissance Churches. The newly restored Museo Civico e Pinacoteca houses important pieces ranging from rare Etruscan coins to 16th c. Italian paintings. In Todi one can find many cultural events and exhibitions. The annual Todi Festival hosts avant-garde music, dance and film productions. An antiques fair takes place every spring. Many celebrated artists and artisans live and have their studios in Todi. The town is rich in art galleries, craft-shops (ceramic, carving), antiques dealers and restorers. You can enjoy the world-renowned Umbrian cuisine in traditional restaurants & food shops: truffles, wines, olive oils.

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  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruno Bucci (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Italian villa in the hills of 'heart of Italy.' The accommodations were spectacular and the serenity was great. Monina and Bruno Bucci were the perfect hosts. We had the best time and look forward to returning. The people of Italy were so friendly and the walled cities around Todi were magnificent. If you want a great vacation this is the place to stay.*Robert Dorsa (Las Vegas, NV USA)*

TWO weeks of sunflower glory: starting from one bloom on the first day, the holiday, with the field behind, just grew in beauty. We have so enjoyed such a beautiful house, a gorgeous setting, and our trips - to Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Montepulciano...a very special time. We'll remember your kindness + generosity, the tranquility-and chasing balls round+round the pool! Many thanks for the use & this home full & warmth + life, and for the glorious nodding heads which greeted us each morning.* Roderick & Patricia- Hug & Bridget Watkins (UK)*
Nov 2007
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Villa L’Arco.Luxury Air-Conditioned.Pool with Whirlpool area.Wi-Fi.Near Tuscany
average rating of 4.4 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful villa in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a wonderful week at Villa L'Arco. The villa was delightful - beautifully furnished, light and airy with a lovely pool and grounds, equipped with swings, table tennis and net for volleyball/badminton. Self-catering for our party of eight (two families with children ranging from 5 to 13) was pretty easy with a very well-equipped kitchen, ample indoor and outdoor dining space and a big supermarket about ten minutes drive away. The owners are great - non-intrusive but on-hand and very helpful when needed. There is plenty to explore in the area and we mixed up relaxation by the pool with half-day outings to some of the neighbouring historic hilltowns. Love Italy. Love Umbria. Love this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Bruno and his lovely daughter, Rosa, are exception hosts. They are helpful with whatever one may need, they are responsive to requests and they are delightful people. Rosa is also an excellent baker and, we understand, cook.

The house is great. The house and property are as stated in the description on Homeaway. It let's in a lot of light, it's very nicely decorated, it feels open and summery. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, the living room and patio with table and seating area are very comfortable.

The pool makes it hard to leave!

We were here for 3 weeks and found the location just outside of Todi to be excellent for reaching all the areas in Umbria as well as getting into Tuscany. We focused on Umbria since we have spent a lot of time in Tuscany.

The twice a week maid service was more than enough.

The TV service was also great allowing us to watch CNN and a number of movies in English.

We really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the Villa and getting to know Bruno and Rosa.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Beautiful villa in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

Booking the villa was straightforward and very easy. Bruno, the owner, speaks very good English. He is quick to respond to your questions.

The villa is about 5 miles outside of Todi in a country setting. From the terrace you have sweeping view across the hills. The landscape surrounding the area is quite beautiful. You see fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive orchards. It is greener than Tuscany, but shares a landscape of hill towns.

The first and most important aspect of any villa is comfort of the beds. The four bedrooms were beautifully decorated and air conditioned. There is one bathroom upstairs that is spacious with a shower/tub combination. The other two bathrooms are on the main floor off of the entry area. All are quite nice, but not overly luxurious.

The kitchen is very well stocked with anything you could need. You will find very little in the way of spices or food items left behind by previous guests. You may find salt and a coffee filter. The stove and oven were a little tricky because you need to pay attention when Bruno gives the orientation. You must switch on the electrical above the stove before you try to light the appliances.

The living areas indoor and out were very comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. Television was SKY and included many English language channels--an unexpected surprise on the few occasions we decided to watch a movie in the evening.

Todi is a lovely town and has an EMI supermarket that has anything you could need. Everyone we encountered was very friendly to the non-English speaking people in our group.

This is a great villa and I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa In A Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 (family of four + 3 guests) had a truly wonderful stay at Villa L'Arco. The home is impeccably furnished, spacious and very comfortable.

The common areas are terrific (veranda, living room with satellite TV, swimming pool/deck) and the kitchen was well-equipped.

The very accommodating owner, Bruno, is around if/when you need him and the lovely Rosa comes by to clean the pool and to check if you need anything.

As has been stated by others, this Umbrian villa is very well-situated for day trips. We visited Orvieto, Gubbio (outdoor market on Tuesday mornings), Assisi, Viterbo (don't miss the spectacular gardens at nearby Villa Lante), Montefalco, and even Siena (in Tuscany).

Restaurants in Todi are somewhat hit-or-miss. We enjoyed Antica Hosteria de la Valle and Pane e Vino, and highly suggest that you dine at Tenuta di Canonica, the lovely inn at the top of the road.

Bravo, Bruno!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly wonderful villa. Set in beautiful surroundings, with charming owners Bruno and his daughter Rosa, this really is an excellent villa for a holiday. We made the mistake of not taking Rosa up on cooking dinner until the last night, something we regretted not having done sooner - it was delicious.

The house is great, the pool lovely and the surrounding area is stunning. Perfect for a family or two families with young children. We definitely hope to return and have already recommended it to other friends. So continues our love for Italy.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Stylish house in a country setting!

  • 4 of 5

Stylistic, very clean home with great décor and personal touches that really enhanced our stay. The view is amazing and the ambience very relaxing as the house sits off a country road. We really enjoyed our outdoor family dinners sitting on the veranda, sipping wine and eating Rosa’s delicious homemade dinners. Highly recommend the ‘arrival night’ meal as it makes for a very relaxing start to a vacation given the nearest supermarket is ~20 min away. Centrally located to Assisi and Perugia (must-see’s) - and near one of the ‘best small towns to live in’ (Todi) - we really enjoyed being far enough away from the big towns, but close enough to everything we needed. After a little warming up to, we appreciated Bruno who took the time to mount a toddler swing on the swing set – the children loved the play structure and the pool. The only issue we experienced with the house was very little water pressure, making it impossible to take more than 1 shower/bath at a time. This was further complicated because we were 2 families with a total of 10 people. Bruno responded immediately to our request to find out what was wrong with the pressure, but was unable to resolve the issue during our stay, but will surely be able to fix it with more time. Overall, I would definitely recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank really much the guest for his accurate description, that confirms what is reported in my own website. I can add to the nice description that in September we improved the wellbeing experience in the veranda with a new relaxing corner furnished with sofas; at same time we completely renewed the dining corner in the veranda with a stylish table and more comfortable armchairs. About the little water pressure, it's true, during their stay it was a decrease in the pressure. At moment I could not fix it, because everything was in order in the water system of the villa and could not imagine the reason of the problem. Later I called the service of the municipal aqueduct for a checking of their pipeline. The service found a progressive clogging in the filtration system of the municipal aqueduct, which had reduced slowly the water flow. After that they fixed the problem and the water now flows with the right pressure.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Rome, Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
105 Miles
Ancona and Porto Santo Stefano
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa L'Arco is situated 5 miles from Todi and stands on the hills around the river Tiber, surrounded by olive-groves, vineyards and its own woodland with centuries old oak trees. In addition, thanks to the central position in Umbria,close to TUSCANY,you need only get onto the main road, which is just 2 miles away and the finest towns of artistic interest in Italy are within easy reach: it takes only 40min by car to get to Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto and Perugia. Rome 90min, Florence 120min. ---MAIN DISTANCES in miles: Todi 5miles- Deruta 13ml- Assisi 34ml- Orvieto 22ml- Perugia 25ml- Spoleto 25ml- Spello 40ml- Gubbio 45ml- Rome 80ml- Siena 90ml- Florence 118ml- Pisa 160ml- Lucca 168ml- Naples 205ml- Venice 220ml. --- A I R P O R T S : Perugia 23miles- Rome 93ml -Florence 118ml - Pisa 160ml. NEW: for those coming from the UK, there is a DIRECT FLIGHT, LONDON STANSTED- PERUGIA S.EGIDIO, which is at HALF AN HOUR FROM THE VILLA by car , the flight is operated by Ryanair.


Rates & Availability

Todi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2016
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE: Wi-Fi, Taxes, Weekly change linen & towels;Gas; Electricity; Water & Tap Hot Water; Pool & Garden maintenance;Maid service twice a week(Saturday & mid-week); Helpful owner-caretaker in separate house.
SERVICES UPON REQUEST: Air Con €20/day; Heating €40/day;Additional Maid Service €15 per hour;Shopping Service €30. Welcome dinner or in the week €30 per person (min. 4)


LAST MINUTE (reduced per week) :

- September 5 to September 18 from €2500 to €1600*

* Offer valid for bookings made from 9 August to 16 August, 2016.

YEAR 2017 10% OFF early booking.

Deposit 40%. Balance due 60 days before arrival. Security deposit €600. Final cleaning €150

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Todi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Olive - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Rose - toilet , shower
    Jasmine - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Violet - 1 queen , air conditioned
    White - 1 queen , air conditioned
    Blue - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , air conditioned
    Green - 1 queen , air conditioned
  • Four double Air-conditioned bedrooms with queen size beds; 1 cot.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
ASSISTANCE: Helpful owner-caretaker in separate house, independent from the villa, to ensure complete privacy. Garden, lawn & pool maintenance. Maid service twice a week (Sat and mid-week).Weekly change linen/towels. Services upon request: Additional maid, local cook/chef services, Wedding Planner. FACILITIES: DSL/Wi-Fi access outdoor+indoor cable broadband internet access. Air-Con throughout the whole house with thermostatic controls in each room so guests can adjust to their individual needs. Fireplace. Sat/terrestrial TV, stereo CD/DVD player. Central heating. Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, 5 ring stove, oven, grill,hob, toaster, filter coffee machine. Barbecue. Washing machine, hair dryer, anti-allergenic mattresses, all linen provided, iron and ironing-board, cot, high chair. Child’s swing. Private swimming Pool (8mtrs diameter) with Hydro massage area, furnished with sun-loungers, table & chairs. Spacious Veranda(mtrs12x3) furnished with tables & chairs

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