Townhouse in Todi, Umbria, Italy - La Gardenia Located in Heart of Todi
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Carlo Rocchi Bilancini is a native of Todi, Umbria. A professional photographer who has worked for the Umbria's cultural sector, he is perfectly placed to help you explore the region's rich history and abundant tourist attractions. The apartment at La Gardenia has been in the family for generations and Carlo has personally seen to its decoration. The result is an eclectic and harmonious combination of cherished family heirlooms and stylish contemporary pieces. You will feel instantly at home in this environment, a traveller -- even a member of the family -- and not an anonymous tourist.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful apartment with amazing views
If you are looking at the description of this apartment and wondering if it can possibly be as wonderful as it appears, the answer is a definite YES. This was a perfect home base for our week in Umbria in early May. Todi is one of the loveliest towns we visited in Umbria. The location of the apartment, an easy walk from public parking, was so convenient. The layout and decor of the apartment, on two floors, is delightful, with a light and airy feeling. Carlo has carefully provided everything to make staying here a pleasure. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen is charming, and I cannot even begin to adequately describe the amazing views from every room and especially from the balcony/terrace off the dining room. Coming "home" to this apartment each day was such a treat. Carlo was a perfect host. He handled arrival and departure seamlessly, at our convenience, welcomed us warmly and gave us a personal and information-packed introduction to the beautiful town of Todi. We hope to return in the future, and we would definitely stay here any time we're traveling in the area. Grazie mille, Carlo!
elegant and spacious townhouse in Todi
This beautiful townhouse is in a very old building on a quiet street in Todi, which is a perfect base for exploring Umbria. Carlo has renovated and decorated the apartment impeccably. It has much more space than we expected: two bedrooms, a formal salon with historical furniture, and a bathroom on one level, and a modern living room, dining room, large kitchen, half bath, and balcony on another level. The balcony does indeed have breathtaking views of church bells, rooftops, and the countryside beneath Todi. The main bed has a new and very comfortable mattress. The kitchen is well appointed, including a washing machine, and can accommodate full meals. The best feature is Carlo, who is enthusiastic, welcoming, and a gold mine of suggestions, maps, and guides. Highly recommended.
This apartment was amazing! It is HUGE, on two floors (with a bathroom on each floor), clean and full of art. The view from the terrace was mesmerizing, day and night. Todi is a uniquely beautiful hill town in the heart of Umbria, making this a good base for day tripping. Parking is not available at the apartment and there is a quite a hill walk between where you have to find a parking spot and the apartment but once you sit on the terrace you forget all about the climb.
We absolutely loved staying in Carlo's apartment in Todi. The view is unbelievable (almost every window has an incredible view). We spent a lot of time on the balcony relaxing at the end of each day. Carlo is a perfect host. He really goes out of his way to make sure you are happy and comfortable in his home. When we booked the apartment, we thought that it might be too big since it is just for two of us. We never regretted our decision. It was such a treat to have some extra room to relax in. The location is perfect. We visited several of the medieval hill top towns in the region during our five night stay and we agreed that Todi is our favorite. So charming and a central location to so much to see and do in the area. We walked everywhere in Todi. There was no need for us to use our car once we returned from our many day trips. The highlight of our trip was a cooking class with La Lingua La Vita school. If you are looking for an authentic experience with an Italian family, we highly recommend doing this.
Beautiful and Spacious Villa.
What a wonderful, spacious and well-decorated two-story villa in the heart of Todi. My wife and I enjoyed sunsets looking over the Umbrian hillside from La Gardenia!s balcony after exploring Todi and the surrounding Umbrian towns. Carlo, the owner, is a warm and knowledgeable host who made us feel like family. Todi is a great town to use as a base to see Umbria and Tuscany, and La Gardenia is the perfect place to stay. We can't wait to return.
We had a GREAT stay at this lovely Todi townhouse. The town is enchanting, the home is lovely and well-maintained, and Carlo is a fantastic host. Between Todi's hilly terrain and the stairs in the building, our legs got quite a workout (consider yourself warned if climbing is a problem for you) but, other than that, everything was easy. We loved the marble floors, the comfy bed, the spacious kitchen and dining area, and the tiny but charming balcony where we spent many a morning sipping coffee and admiring the view. We'll definitely be back!
Special interest holidays:
Local language school offers painting, pottery, cookery courses, sightseeing and Italian language and culture programmes.
One hour and a half from closest seaside locations.
30 minutes from Perugia airport (see Ryanair) and 2 hours from Rome airport (Fiumicino or Ciampino).
30 minutes by car to places of interest such as Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Bevagna, Montefalco, Orvieto.
In the center of the medieval quarter of the town of Todi, 3 minutes walk from the cinema, the theatre, museums and shops.