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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Bruno Bucci
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

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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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Rome, Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pontecuti
Nearest Ferry
105 Miles
Ancona and Porto Santo Stefano
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Perugia
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Todi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Todi
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Todi
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.

Amenities

Todi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Olive - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Rose - toilet , shower
    Jasmine - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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A lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in June at Villa L'Arco. The property was very clean and well maintained and the hosts Rosa and Bruno were really welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. It was in a lovely setting and the pool was looked after every morning. Rosa cooked us a lovely meal and produced two fantastic Italian Cakes. We had two birthdays during our stay. Everything was done with a smile and with such friendliness. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great time, as well as visiting various places in the area including a wine tasting!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fabulous villa close to Todi

  • 5 of 5

Villa L'Arco was an ideal getaway. Set in the hills surrounding Todi at the end of an unpaved path it provided a luxurious retreat for our week long holiday. The property is spacious with 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of room downstairs and beautiful grounds with a private pool. The views of the rolling hills are great to wake up to. The dark skies give great star gazing opportunities. If it's too hot outside then there is the option of AC at an extra cost. Ideal for us as it was 38C for the first few days we were there. There is free broadband throughout the house which is also accessible from the pool area. It stopped working the first day we were there, but Rosa got it fixed within the day.

The owner Rosa lives close by and is very friendly, kindly dropping off home baked cakes on a couple of occasions.

The villa is a short drive from the picturesque hilltop town of Todi and only an hour and a half from Rome. Also within easy reach are Lake Tarsimeno, Perugia and Assisi.

There is a large supermarket within about a 15 minute drive too.

Would definitely recommend the villa for anyone considering a holiday in Umbria

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fantastic Villa with friendly and welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa L'Arco. The photos accurately depict the Villa. We had such a relaxing time. Bruno and a Rosa were so welcoming and attentive and recommended some local restaurants which we enjoyed. Rosa also cooked us a wonderful meal and was so friendly. The Villa was spacious and well maintained. We will definitely remember our stay at this Villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely villa with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 who had a terrific time at Villa L'arco. The villa was beautifully equipped and the grounds and pool were really well cared for.

Rosa was a terrific host, her desserts were fabulous, as was the meal that she cooked for us.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Our Umbrian Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have actually stayed at Villa L'arco twice now - in June/July 2016 and July 2017. It is fabulous and we were warmly welcomed by Rosa on each occasion. It is approximately 5-10minutes drive from the town of Todi, but set in the quiet country hillsides. The house itself is huge, lovingly decorated and has everything you need, including multiple bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and air-conditioning (extra 20 euro per day - well worth it as it was hot!). For older kids it has several games to play, but our young boy was just delighted with the pool alone.

Easy to take day trips around the area to Montefalco, Orvieto and Perugia. There is a large supermarket not far away (again ~10min drive) and many superb restaurants. Rosa recommended some and we found others almost by accident. Rosa also made us a welcome meal on this occasion, which was delicious. Topped off by several of her homemade cakes during the week (my wife still dreams about her Tiramisu but I can't go past the apple cake), what more could you want? Friendly hosts, beautiful surroundings and a warm, welcoming home. We honestly felt like we were returning to our Italian home this time around. We will certainly be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Unforgettable holiday at villa l'arco in Todi

  • 5 of 5

Bruno and Rosa

Well what a beautiful place, the villa and pool were fantastic.

The local towns were very pretty, each in such different ways. The scenery was truly breathtaking, there’s just so much to see and do. An absolutely perfect base for our travels, thanks for your advise. Although at the end of our touring we could never wait to return to the villa and it’s cosy atmosphere.

That was only when we could drag ourselves away in the first place. We really enjoyed your friendly hospitality. The villa was perfectly private and secluded and the pool was always immaculate just ready for a dive in! Our visit to L’Arco is packed with memorable moments. The villa definitely has our recommendation and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $707.71

SPECIAL OFFERS year 2018:

- MAY reduced from Euros 2200 to Euros1980 per week
- JULY reduced from Euros 4200 to Euros 3800 per week
- AUGUST reduced from Euros 4200 to Euros 3800 per week

Offer valid for early bookings made from 16 August to 30 August 2017.

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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