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Living in Italy http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk A guide for Travellers and Settlers Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:43:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.15 UMBRIA: CHARMING TODI 1400 TOWNHOUSE with Balcony – Eur 250,000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/italian-property-of-the-month/borders-tuscanyumbria-beautiful-large-stone-country-house-with-terraces-and-land-near-lake-trasimeno-e600000/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/italian-property-of-the-month/borders-tuscanyumbria-beautiful-large-stone-country-house-with-terraces-and-land-near-lake-trasimeno-e600000/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 11:37:57 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=6958

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Casa Borgo is a charming 14 century stone townhouse, totally restored and refurbished to a high level, spread over 3 floors and 4th level, being a mezzanine floor in the heart of majestic Roman-medieval Todi

Cash Borgo is spacious and luminous with high level furnishings and fittings and stunning features such as a sunken Roman tiled spa bathtub, a mix of ancient brick and stone walls and furniture whch combines both traditional and modern contemporary designs, and included in the sale of the property and therefore completely turnkey. All fittings and furnishings are completely brand new.

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Property details

Total number of rooms : 9
Comprising:
Kitchen, living room, spa bathroom with wc, bidet and sink, utility room
2 double bedrooms
2 full bathrooms with shower, wc, bidet and sink – tiled walls
Mezzanine – 4 level – Sitting room
Storage cupboard

Size: 100 sqm

Property Features:

interior

ancient stone and brick walls with,terracotta floors, parquet wood floors in 2 bedrooms and mezzanine, terracotta and wood beamed ceilings, throughout, ancient stone vaulted ceiling in spa room, and sunken Roman style mosaic tiled bath; fireplace with ancient stone surround,
Enclosed tiled steps leading to 1st floor; hardwood staircases leading to 2nd and 3rd floors

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Exterior:

Double gated iron entrance area with two double glazed security glass doors, balcony on first floor

Electrical System

All new electrical implants according to current Italian legislation standard, including a unique features on entry for “all room” lighting in every room immediately with a flick switch

Heating System

New installation/implants for gas central heating system throughout

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Location:

Todi is centrally located in Umbria, half way between Florence and Rome, 1.5 hours with good rail and road networks. A town that held the prestigious title ‘most livable” in the early 1990’s as a consequence that the ancient originally an Etruscan town, reinventing itself over and over throughout the centuries and taking into consideration other qualitative factors such as landscape and agriculture, history, architecture and traditions all thrived and a place in which nature and man harmonised to a world wide excellence. The research study took 5 years with a team from the University of Kentucky, USA. Todi is a well sought after town not only for second home owners from Rome but a plethora of international second home owners spanning USA, Britain, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Denmark and Norway.

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Event: TODI IN FIORITA/ Todi Flower Show – 11 to 13 May http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/art-culture/culture-celebrating-epiphany-in-italy-january-6/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/art-culture/culture-celebrating-epiphany-in-italy-january-6/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 17:21:40 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=4658 Unknown-1

The event, now in its 11th edition, takes place in the most significant and scenographic spaces of the historic centre of Todi, Umbria, which is transformed into a flourishing flower garden. There will be exhibitions and markets in Piazza del Popolo, at the Portici, Piazza Garibaldi, in the space below the Scalinata of San Fortunato and in the Oberdan Gardens will host the excellences among nurserymen and collectors of flowers and plants with the best of their productions and other exhibitors with original products around the world of gardening and country life.

In the three days of the event, the historic center of Todi will be particularly attractive for evocative and multicolored floral arrangements that will decorate the steps of the municipal palaces, the Church of San Fortunato, Via Ciuffelli, Oberdan Gardens to make the city an evocative flower garden.

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UMBRIA: Todi Enchanting Turnkey medieval residence with balcony, terrace, courtyard and part ownership of 13 century Chapel – now 230,000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/property-for-sale/umbria-todi-enchanting-medieval-residence-with-balcony-small-walled-terrace/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/property-for-sale/umbria-todi-enchanting-medieval-residence-with-balcony-small-walled-terrace/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 20:16:22 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=4563 IMG_0803-300x225

Just five minutes drive from the Roman-medieval centre of magnificent Todi, along lanes of vineyards and olive groves and rising gently uphill, overlooking the Tiber valley, is a wonderful enchanting hamlet with its own tiny 13th century chapel and inspiring Tower which dates back 1000 years. By 1500 the borgo already had its form as it is today. The residence for sale is part of this charming borgo.

A beautifully appointed fine country residence that is an integral part of the medieval borgo, with its medieval air, fine furnishings, decorative works, is completely turnkey and ready to live splendidly immediately including furnishings. The property has been completely restructured and with a restoration that respects the original characteristics of the period with regards to the materials and colours used. A A beautiful restoration, the pavements are hand crafted from an artisan furnace in Orvieto with corniche patterned borders and finished off with a random design mosaic from the famous renaissance Deruta ceramics company, Grazie.

The property is open and accessible on two sides, one towards the beautiful landscape and the other towards Todi – both have views of Todi in the near distance. Both living areas, i.e. lounge and kitchen and dining room are accessible from outside.

Property features

The property has a wealth of outstanding features with its beautiful high level furnishings that combine with an inspiring theme linked to the countryside and fine country living which continually refers to roses. We find the theme in the choice of colours, paintings and even furnishings. There are two antique fireplaces in beautiful sculptured stone. On the ground floor, there is a fabulous 1500 peppered stone fireplace and salvaged from that is an island kitchen unit decorated with fleur de lys from the fireplace. The island kitchen unit is also splendidly decorated on top with a mosaic of ceramics from the renaissance ceramic factory in Deruta.

The lounge has a stunning fireplace from the 18 century in a very hard black/white granite with a very unusual scratched surface look. The doors in the residence are all beautifully restored and medieval in solid wood. Particularly noteworthy are two doors in walnut from 1600 divided into 3 panels with a ring design and a further older door in poplar wood. There is also storage space in the lounge covered by beautiful walnut doors as a lovely feature. In the dining/kitchen sits a lovely carved wood wall cabinet for kitchenware.The furnishings and fittings are pristine, without use. Mirrors, paintings, plates and dishes are considered part of the integral restoration and are included in the sale of the property. The tapestries on the two chairs in the dining room have been made by artisans in keeping with the theme of the property. Mattresses and electric/domestic appliances are new.

Throughout the residene, in every room including the bathrooms are the characteristic beamed ceilings and the living room has a beautiful apex roof beamed ceiling.

The property is a total of 115 sqm and comprises 2 double bedrooms – one with ensuite bathroom with shower, and a further two bathrooms, one with shower and the third being a guest bathroom with toilet and wash basin. An internal hallway, laundry room, situated on the inside of the ancient tower. A beautiful square lounge with fireplace on the first floor with double feature French doors at either end – one with shuttered doors – making the lounge very luminous.

On the Ground floor, a wonderful dining room, kitchen and living area with beautiful stone fireplace. There are two double french doors that separate the space between the kitchen and dining area – one leads to the small terrace courtyard and the other, a second entrance/exit from the room with double doors made of ancient wood and therefore providing the kitchen/dining & living area with much light and open aspect. The kitchen island made from beautiful salvaged medieval stonework has gas hob/electric oven/dish-washer and fridge/freezer. All appliances are new.

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The property has a charming balcony on the first floor -accessible from the lounge with beautiful panorama of the countryside and Todi. There is also on the ground floor with direct access from the kitchen/dining area – a small walled open terrace. A�Both balcony and terrace have tables/chairs for dining alfresco.

Also, included with the sale of the property, part ownership of the 13 century small chapel which is attached to the borgo – indeed a rare thing.

 

Restoration

The restoration was completed in 2010 and conducted in accordance to all the rules/regulations in place with particular care to the materials used, many of which are antique – the original ceramics from Deruta – on the counter kitchen worktop and in the cotto pavement. The furnishings are a high level and pristine, without use. Mirrors, paintings, plates and dishes are considered part of the integral restoration and are included in the sale of the property. The tapestries on the two chairs in the dining room have been made by artisans in keeping with the theme of the property. Mattresses and electric/domestic appliances are new.

The heating is autonomous by gas radiators. Electricity is 6 kw capacity. Water is supplied via the Commune of Todi, pumped direct to the property.

Price: New sale price from 1 May 2018 is Euro 230,000

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UMBRIA: Le Querce Country House – sleeps 10 – weekly and short term rentals http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/events/events-bevagna-primavera-medievale-mercato-22-to-25-april/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/events/events-bevagna-primavera-medievale-mercato-22-to-25-april/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:31:26 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=7022 IMG_0049.jpg.opt836x539o0,0s836x539

Immersed in the green heart of Italy in Umbria, just 20 minutes drive from Roman medieval Todi, is a large and wonderful detached country house in a residential area of just a few properties surrounded by beautiful countryside with rolling hills clad with olive groves, sunflowers and awe inspiring vistas is Le Querce. Set in a marvellous large garden of 900 sqm which includes mature shrubs and trees and the perfect place to relax and enjoy and explore the surrounding area with famous Umbrian towns all within 1 hour’s drive away, such as Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto and Spoleto and a plethora of small medieval hill top towns within 30 minutes drive

Le Querce consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms either with shower or bath and has the great advantage of having a balcony or terrace from all of the rooms on the first floor which include 2 bedrooms, kitchen and dining room. The property is full of light and very comfortable and perfect for having aperitivo whilst watching the sun go down over the landscape.

Le Querce is a fine dwelling for a large group, as sleeps up to 10 persons and ideal for long term rental. The house can be divided to suit number of guests.

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Accommodation layout

Ground Floor
The ground floor consists of a living room with fine ceramic wood floors. There are 2 bedrooms, each with individual bathrooms, one being ensuite with shower and one with bath. There is alsoan additional bathroom which has a bath. There is a further room which can also be used as an additional bedroom or study together with a charming sitting area with upholstered chairs.

First floor
A welcoming hallway where one will find on the right a wonderfully authentic, full of character dining room with feature fireplace and large antique table and chairs which leads out onto a lovely terrace which is adjoined to the kitchen, so both rooms have access independently to the terrace. The fully fitted kitchen is off the dining room with dresser.
There are two bedrooms on this floor, one bedroom with 2 single beds and balcony and a further bedroom with double bed and balcony. The first floor contains one furnished bathroom with bath.

Exterior
Double gated entrance driveway with garden full of mature trees and shrubs including large veranda/patio with table and chairs at the rear of the house and an old authentic pizza oven.

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ITALIAN REAL ESTATE – Good news for investors! http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/featured-articles/italy-property-market-more-stable-than-others/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/featured-articles/italy-property-market-more-stable-than-others/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:32:55 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=688 IMG_0803-300x225

80% of investments in Italian real estate came from abroad in 2017. The share of Italian investment continues To improve with more than 1 billion euros invested in the first six months of 2017. Retail sales totalling 1, 2 billion (+ 76% compared with the first half of 2016).

Exciting news for anyone due to complete the purchase of an Italian property in the near future or thinking of investing in the Italian property market this year. A�If you are thinking of buying a property in Italy, due to a restructure in land registry charges, Italy is one of the only countries in Europe that can boast lower rather than higher charges, where the majority of countries are increasing theirs.
Should you purchase from a private individual as a first or main home, there will be a saving of Euro 1260 in every Euro 100,000 – again another 1% decrease. A�Therefore if your Italian property is 300,000, would be buyers would save Euro 3780 on a first home and Euro 2700 as a second home. A�Not only that, it is also the time when property prices are still at their lowest but will start to show signs of rising in the more popular areas. A�Now is the perfect time to buy a property in Italy. A�

Also, luxury Italian real estate is showing signs of increasing – another very positive factor when you are considering buying your property in Italy is the absence of inheritance tax – as long as you leave the property to a close relation. A� Finally, if you do not sell the property for 5 years, there is no capital gains tax payable.

So it really does make sense to invest in that beautiful Italian home you have always dreamed about – now it can become a reality at great affordable prices and even better, slashed taxes!

Living in Italy Property Group have a large and varied selection of beautiful properties in Tuscany and Umbria.

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I thought the start of a new year would be a great idea to extol the incredible attractions of the region of Umbria! After all, a wealth of global actors, musicians and film producers, all have homes in Umbria. Ed Sheehan bought a property near Lake Trasimeno in 2017, and therefore joining the likes of Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and film producer, George Lucas. Perhaps what enticed them, is not hard to see why!

Umbria is an enchanting and mystical region which lies next to Tuscany to the south and therefore in a most perfect location in central Italy. Known as the green heart of Italy, Umbria has more castles and towers than any other region in Italy and known as the homeland of saints and soldiers, having more saints than anywhere in the world. Like Tuscany, Umbria is an ancient land and dates back to the Etruscan age.

Umbria the region has a wonderful and vast mixture of panorama, rolling hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and sunflowers, medieval hill towns dot the landscape, mountains with pine forests and its lakes and waterfalls. Lake Trasimeno is no doubt a mystical lake, a favourite with Italians, where you can take a 15 minute boat ride to reach one of the Islands famous for lacemaking and lovely lakeside restaurants.

World famous towns such as Assisi, home of St. Francis, Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto are all in Umbria. Whilst nontheless less beautiful by any means, are jewels such as Todi, Spello, Montefalco, Bevagna, Trevi. Also Deruta, home to the world famous Renaissance majolica-ceramics.

Umbrian olive oil is spicy and one of Italy’s finest. Its wines are renowned especially Orvieto Classico bianco, the wonderful Grechetto, a fantastic straw coloured wine and for a strong red, Montefalco Sagrantino will sure to impress the most discerning of wine buffs. Umbrian cuisine is rustic and tasty with its wild boar, truffles and mushrooms and wild asparagus all found on local menus.

Enthralled/? Hope so! We have a lovely selection of properties to rent – weekly and long term – ranging from stunning apartments in historic towns, medieval townhouses and country villas together with some wonderful properties for sale! Why not come and visit and see for yourself the beauty and attraction of Umbria !

Our rental site is www.italiarentals.com

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TUSCANY: Terratetto – 40 km south of Florence – Incredible value now Eur 130,000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/italian-property-of-the-month/tuscany-terratetto-40-km-south-of-florence-e190000/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/italian-property-of-the-month/tuscany-terratetto-40-km-south-of-florence-e190000/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:21:01 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=6355

 

 

Built in lovely local stone, Massa Sabbioni is an end Terratetto house located in a tiny picturesque borgo, not far from the Parco Naturale di Cavriglia, and steeped in ancient history of wandering pilgrims, and battled lands, just 40 km from Renaissance Florence

Two beautiful independent apartments sold as one unit for euro 190,000 and ideal for a B&B.

Gently perched on a quiet hillside with breathtaking views, is ideal as permanent or holiday home, giving the possibility to rent or giving guests and yourselves independence. The property comes fully furnished.

Ground floor level
45sm, has a lounge with fireplace + central heating, wooden beams, cotto floors, cooking corner, bathroom, 1 bedroom and external patio area.

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55sm – lounge with fireplace, kitchen corner, wood beams ad cotto tiles, central heating with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS EXPO – Bastia, Umbria – 2/3 December and 8/9 December http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/art-culture/culture-rome-celebrates-its-2770-year-old-birthday-on-21-april-2017/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/art-culture/culture-rome-celebrates-its-2770-year-old-birthday-on-21-april-2017/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:04:53 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=7019 Natale-E-il-nuovo-salone-del-Regalo-a-Bastia-UmbraNatale-E-il-nuovo-salone-del-Regalo-a-Bastia-Umbra

This year’s Christmas Expo is a double weekend! It is a celebration of the National Gift Exhibition, the largest Christmas showcase in Umbria and Italy, will be in Bastia Umbra for two weekends: 2-3 and 8-9-10 December 2017. It is the new Gift Salon devoted to the valorisation of the excellence of presents, handicrafts and gastronomy.
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Christmas is approaching and Bastia Umbra breathes a festive Christmas atmosphere, ideal for looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones and discovering suggestions for decorations and decorations of all kinds, to make your home even more warm and welcoming. The new exhibition offers an even broader range of shopping for the whole family: handicrafts, handicrafts, hobbies, clothing, fashion accessories, quality gourmet products and more, always accompanied by shows and entertainment for big and small .

Redeem the joy of giving a thought to the people you care about. At the Gift Show we can find everything you want. Take all the time you want, explore our four pavilions with over 500 booths, find everything you want and make happy those you love!

Here are the four Christmas show areas:

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Christmas It’s … Christmas Gift
Salon 9 is the thematic pavilion dedicated to Christmas. Here you will find plenty of gift ideas to meet the needs of the whole family, decorations, decorations and furnishing of all kinds

Christmas It’s … Art & Luxury Style
A ride in pavilion 8 is a journey into style and creativity, between beauty and well-being

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Christmas It’s … Food & Drink
At the theme pavilion devoted to food, a gourmet trip to the territory. Salon 7 offers all the goodness of the gastronomic excellence of the region and beyond

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Christmas It’s … Outlet Space
You can not miss the big dress signatures: at Hall 6 you will find clothes, hosiery, shoes etc at special prices! Great opportunity for Christmas shopping to which it is impossible to give up

>> Come to the Gift Show or spend a few days in Umbria, there are so many offers expiring!
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At the Gift Show: all practical information
The Christmas Entry It is, the Expo Gift Fair 2017, as always free. The event takes place at the Umbriafiere exhibition area of a��a��Bastia Umbria, in Piazza Moncada, on the following days and times:

Saturday 2 Decembar 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 3 December 10:00 – 22:00
Friday 8 December 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 9 December 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 10 December 10:00 – 22:00

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TUSCANY: Near Florence: Tuscan Farmhouse Complex conversion with garages/terraces: a��550,000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/exceptional-property-offers-may-2018/tuscany-near-florence-tuscan-farmhouse-complex-conversion-with-garagesterraces-e550000/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/exceptional-property-offers-may-2018/tuscany-near-florence-tuscan-farmhouse-complex-conversion-with-garagesterraces-e550000/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:42:18 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=7007 L_bfb8bc7de8f64974ae7bc6068d3aec63_iList

Located just 40 minutes south of Florence, along the Arno valley in the province of Arezzo, another green area of Tuscany steeped in history and tradition. Quiet, and very conveniently situated, in proximity of the new golf course and within walking distance to local amenities:

For sale a new conversion of a large Tuscan farmhouse with a total of 4 duplex corner UNITS surrounded by over 14,000 sqm of flat land. Work has been completed right down to the point where the buyer chooses his/her type of floors (cotto or wood)bathroom and kitchen tiles etc.

The “farmhouse”, is sold unfinished and can be purchased either as one large Tuscan country home or 4 individual duplex units with an outdoor area paved with stone, that doubles as a cover for four garages. It has a gross area of a��a��450 square meters, with 92 sqm garage and 92 sqm terrace on the ground floor.

Excellently restored the farmhouse has exposed ceilings with exposed wood beams and rafters, terracotta tiles; beautiful eaves with wooden struts and terracotta tiles, showers and copper fell. The facade is plastered and painted in a delicate cipria powder colour.

All external elements for the supply of utilities (water, electricity, gas), and sewers have already been realized.

A total of sixteen rooms, eight bathrooms and four staircases
The whole and complete “Farmhouse” including the land is offered for sale, at present, for a�� 550,000

Total gross surface area 450 square meters – Terrace 92.50 sqm – garage 92.50 square meters (sqm Living space 520). Land 12,300 square meters.

Apartments can also be sold separately, and, as they are, each apartment has its own entrance and is on two levels connected internally, ground and first floor. They have a large living area, kitchen / dining room and bathroom on the ground floor; upstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Apartment 1 – 102 sqm + 60 sqm terrace + 46 sqm garage + ground about 1,000 square meters. (Euro 150,000)

Apartment 2 -: 124 sqm + 4.200 sqm plot around. (Euro 140,000)

Apartment 3 – 105 sqm + 3.400 sqm plot around. (Euro 120,000)

Apartment 4 – 120 sqm + 32 sqm terrace + 46 sqm garage + 2.700 sqm plot around. (Euro 160,000)

The whole complex conversion will be of particularly interest to developers, where even a global price including the barn – see details below, could be further negotiated.

In addition to the 4 corner duplex UNITS in the main ex colonica building, is also a

DETACHED BARN

Situated a comfortable distance from main house, completely detached with its own access road. The barn is disposed on 2 floors totaling 115 sqm comprising 2 large bedrooms with 2 bathrooms on upper floor, whereas the ground floor is composed of a large living room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom.

Price of Barn a��165,000

Total Restoration work including: insulating & retaining original roof tiles where possible, new floors, fitted double glazed windows, external rendering, everything by today’s standards but strictly in the traditional Tuscan style. There is also 3500mt. of esclusive land completes the property.

BUYER CHOOSES
Internal finishings: internal doors, tiling and choice of bathrooms, and kitchen installation etc. is the buyers choice and requirements. Full provisions for installation and help arranged if required.

DISTANCES:

Montevarchi 15 min
Arezzo 45 min
Florence 50 min
Siena 1 hour
Cortona 1 hour

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SPECIAL VENUES: Todi Luxury Piazza Residence with panoramic roof terrace http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/special-venues-weddings-spa-breaks/todi-luxury-piazza-residence-with-panoramic-roof-terrace/ http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/special-venues-weddings-spa-breaks/todi-luxury-piazza-residence-with-panoramic-roof-terrace/#respond Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:10:23 +0000 http://www.livinginitaly.co.uk/?p=6848 IMG_6082.JPG.opt389x518o0,0s389x518

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Spectacular luxury residence in the heart of Todi piazza- classed as one of the most beautiful in Italy and located in one of the most noblest palazzo’s, with its stunning wide panoramic roof terrace, where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside and its historic piazza buildings in total privacy. The perfect place to experience the best of both worlds – luxury in the heart of a famous roman-medieval hill town. The apartment offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The entrance to the luxury apartment is via the great noble doors that sit on Todi’s Piazza del Popolo. The residence is located on the third and fourth floor of the historical building

Accommodation
Entrance and Dining
The stunning long entrance hall will take your breath away with its vaulted ceilings and pillars. Before entering the hallway, there is a bathroom on the right with marble sink, bidet and toilet. To the right is the magnificent dining room with two large windows that look directly over Todi piazza and the daily life that goes on. Beautiful stenciled and beamed ceilings add to its character with a large stone feature fireplace and parquet hardwood flooring. There is a wonderful large dining table and chairs to seat 8 persons. The whole residence has fine furniture and fittings which are pristine as new

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Living Room
Access to the living room can be via the dining room through large double wood doors, or via the entrance hall. The living room again has beautiful stenciled and beamed ceilings and windows that look out over the piazza. There are two exquisite sofas, seating 6 persons and 2 other upholstered chairs. The lovely antique wood fireplace has a flat screen tv above.

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The Kitchen
The large kitchen has wonderful cathedral windows and a great antique wood fireplace. Full of character with beautiful wood units and most modern kitchen accessories, double oven and 6 ring hob, dishwasher, large double door American fridge, table for seating 8 persons. All kitchen utensils and accessories are new. From the kitchen there is a staircase which leads directly to the large panoramic roof terrace – with outstanding views in total privacy and a beautiful way to while some hours dining alfresco, morning, noon and night, on the large feature table with 6 iron chairs.

Off the hallway is a small area with bureau and high leather backed chair and ideal as a working space/study area.

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Bedrooms and Bathroom

There are two double bedrooms adjacent to the living room, one looks out onto the piazza and the other at the rear side of the property with exquisite period furniture. A third double bedroom is accessed via the hallway through a wonderful stone medieval open arch doorway, again with period furniture. A bathroom is adjacent with vaulted ceiling and large walk in marble shower and stunning marble wash basin and surround with feature mirror, complete with toilet and bidet

The Master Suite
The master suite is accessed via a staircase and has two beautiful arched windows that look onto the terrace. Low slung heavy beams create a romantic atmosphere and 4 poster bed with fitted wardrobes, vanity upholstered chairs and table. Here the beams have been painted white to give it an airy feel. Up 2 steps to reach the ensuite bathroom with large hydromassage bath, toilet and double sink. The whole ambiance of the master bedroom and bathroom is one of peace and tranquility.

From here, is a large relaxing room serving the master bedroom, with beautiful sofa and tv. Again, low slung heavy beams give so much character and an iron/glass door that leads directly onto the large panoramic terrace.

Todi

The Etruscan town of Todi is placed on top of a hill dominating the Tiber River and its valley and is a flourishing Umbrian centre where quality of life is considered as the best in the world and was given this prestigious title some years ago. Many classic Hollywood films have been rolled out in this famous Piazza. Todi is the home town of medieval Italian poet Jacopone. Todi boasts three beautiful churches, its Duomo in the piazza, Jacopone’s church of San Fortunato the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria della Consolazzione. Todi’s piazza is classed as one of the finest in Italy and boasts two palaces, one a museum exhibiting fine art and antiques. There are many fine bars and restaurants to choose from and the many craft shops will be a delight. Todi hosts a very busy events calendar and all through the summer months many varying events take place such as craft and prestigious antiques fair in April, Todi in Flower in May, Todi Tango Festival in June, international hot air baloon Grand Prix in July, alfresco concerts under the stars during August, Todi Arts Festival in September, live theatre and shows throughout the year. Take a walk around Todi and take in the medieval air and experience the magnificence of the architecture, the churches, the palaces and take in its ambiance.

UMBRIA
Umbria is an enchanting and mystical region which lies next to Tuscany and therefore in a most perfect location in central Italy. Known as the green heart of Italy, the region has a wonderful mixture of panorama, rolling hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers, medieval hill towns dot the landscape,, mountains with pine forests and its lakes and waterfalls. Lake Trasimeno is no doubt a mystical lake, a favorite with Italians, where you can take a 15 minute boat ride to reach one of the Islands famous for lacemaking and lovely lakeside restaurants. World famous places such as Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto are just 40 minutes away from Todi. Also Deruta, home to the world famous Renaissance majolica-ceramics, only 20 minutes drive away. Umbrian olive oil is one of Italy’s finest and its wines especially the renowned Orvieto Classico bianco, the wonderful Grechetto, a fantastic straw coloured wine and for a strong red, Montefalco Sagrantino will sure to impress the most discerning of wine buffs. Umbria’s cuisine, like Tuscany, is rustic and hearty, where in autumn months a plethora of tartufo/truffles, mushrooms, lentils are found widely available on riestaurant menus.

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