S: TODI VILLAS
FC: TODI VILLAS | The Italian Holiday of Your Dreams
1: About Todi Villas Michael and Grace Palescandolo, a couple from New Jersey, lived in Bologna, Italy for five years after they were first married. After returning to the USA, their hearts remained in Italy, having experienced and savored la dolce vita. Both of Italian heritage, their fathers and numerous relatives born in Italy, it was their dream to plant roots in their native land. In 1998 their dream became reality when they purchased Santa Cristina. The renovation was such a positive experience that they purchased their second villa Domus Gratia in 2003. Michael and Grace produce olive oil exclusively from the 1000 olive trees on their properties, as well as red and white wine from their vineyard. Vegetables, rosemary and sage are cultivated on both properties for enjoyment by their guests. Michael and Grace enjoy traveling to Italy with their children, parents, relatives and friends. Their villas are splendid for celebrations and gatherings. They welcome their guests with open arms. All photos copyright © Morten Mitchell Larod
2: Santa Cristina An elegant villa with unforgettable views of Todi, the mountains, and the Tiber Valley.
3: Santa Cristina is an elegant villa with unforgettable views of Todi, the mountains, and the Tiber Valley. The villa is ideally suited for visiting Umbria (Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Deruta, Montefalco, Amelia, Bevagna, Lake Trasimeno, Lake Bolsena) and southern Tuscany (Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Montalcino). The villa is all stone, well-furnished, and equipped with all appliances, cookware, tableware, and linens. Private, gated, and fenced property of 18 acres with olive groves, woods, manicured lawns, tended gardens, fields, and a vineyard. Wide patio leads to the pool with panoramic views to Todi and the Umbrian countryside. Newly restored with exposed ceiling beams, handmade terracotta floors, spacious rooms, all with a breathtaking view. The ground floor houses a designer kitchen with fireplace; Large dining room; Spacious living room with fireplace, entertainment area, and card table area; Full bathroom with large shower; Laundry room; Portico and patio areas for sitting and dining al fresco. | The upper floor gives you three queen bedrooms; One bedroom with two twin beds; Two full bathrooms, one with bath tub and shower over tub, other with large shower and a spacious hallway. The queen bedroom suite has a full bathroom and large shower are laid out in the mansarda for your rest and relaxation. | Sleeps 12 Main villa (sleeps 10) - 5 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, 1 bathroom, 4 WC The stone cottage (sleeps 2/3) - 1 bedroom, 1 shower room, 1 WC Private 12m x 6m / 36' x 18' pool Stunning views over Todi countryside
14: La Scuderia - the stone cottage | The stone cottage on the property has one queen bed, a day bed and a couch. A full bathroom with large shower. A cozy, warm fireplace, pellet-burning stove and kitchenette complete this quaint living space The villa can be rented with or without the stone cottage, but the stone cottage cannot be rented separately.
16: The floor plan
18: - Phones - WI-FI Internet access - Satellite television - Stereo - Bose radio/CD player - Gourmet kitchen - Cooking utensils - Whirlpool dishwasher - Miele refrigerator/freezer - Ocean refrigerator/freezer - 5 burner Smeg stove w/electric convection and conventional oven - Fireplaces (living room, kitchen, cottage) - Fireplace w/insert (living room) - Orthopedic beds & pillows - Bed linens - Ceiling fan in master bedroom - Portable fans - Rex washer - Whirlpool washer & dryer - Hair dryers - Heated towel racks in all bathrooms (when heat is on) | - Private pool 12m x 6m = 36' x 18' - Pool towels - Country antiques - Outdoor shower at poolside - Weber charcoal grill (BBQ) - Vegetable garden - Wide patios - Portico tables for 12 & 6 - Outdoor couch - Club chairs - Coffee table - Garden and pool furniture (Beach -loungers from Rimini!) - Informational notebooks | EXTRA SERVICES payable directly to service provider - Delicious catered meals with cook - Extra house cleaning - Personal laundry, ironing - Babysitter - Driver - Fabulous tour guide - Wine tasting in Spello | Amenities
20: Izzalini 1 mile (bakery, bar & antique shops) Collelungo 4 miles (grocers) Todi 10 mins Orvieto 45 mins Terni 50 mins Assisi and Spoleto all 1 hr Lake Trasimeno 1 hr 10 mins Montepulciano 1 hr 30 mins Perugia airport 1 hr Rome Fiumicino airport 2 hrs Florence and airport 2 hrs 40 mins. | Location
22: Domus Gratia An elegant Italian villa located at 700 meters above the Park of Titignano.
23: Domus Gratia is an elegant Italian villa located at 700 meters above the Park of Titignano with views to the mountains, the tiber Valley, and pastures of sheep and cows. Breathtaking sunsets every evening! The villa is a 650 square meter all stone, well-furnished and equipped with all appliances, linens, cookware, and tableware. Private, gated, and fenced property of five acres with olive groves, 1000 year old olive tree at pool side, manicured lawns, tended gardens and terraces. Wide patios lead to the large infinity pool with 180 degree panorama of the Umbrian countryside. Newly restored in the traditional manner with exposed ceiling beams, handmade terracotta floors, marble floors in bathrooms, natural light throughout the villa, spacious rooms, all with a view. The ground floor has a large designer kitchen with marble work island, counters, and sink; Cooking level fireplace, all kitchen equipment, all new appliances and professional cookware. Adjacent prep kitchen with work island, storage cabinets, marble sink, washing machine and dryer. | Spacious dining room with arched glass doors for optimal views. Relaxation rooms include entrance/foyer, living room with fireplace, family room with television area and cd player. Half bathroom. One bedroom suite with queen orthopedic bed, full bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower, and access to a cozy outdoor area. Outdoor portico and patio areas for al fresco dining overlooking the views and sunsets! Courtyard with restored outdoor brick oven ideal for pizza and fresh baked bread! The upper floor has three bedroom suites, each with full bathroom. The first has a queen orthopedic bed, fireplace, full bathroom with walk-in shower, day bed with twin trundle bed which forms another queen bed or two single beds. The second has two full orthopedic beds, fireplace, full bathroom with corner tub wall shower over tub, two sinks. The third has a queen orthopedic bed, wood-burning stove, full bathroom with walk-in shower. Open sitting area at top of stairs. | Sleeps 12 Main villa (sleeps 8) - 4 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 bathroom, 5 WC Annex (sleeps 4) - 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 WC Private 17m x 8m / 51' x 24' infinity pool
38: The stone cottage | Restored sheep barn: Two bedroom suite, shared bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. The first bedroom has a queen orthopedic bed. The second bedroom has two full orthopedic beds. Great for parents with children!
40: The floor plan
42: - Phone - Internet WI-FI - Satellite TV - Sony CD player - Gourmet kitchen - Miele dishwasher - Rex refrigerator/freezer - Ilve 6 burner stove with: griddle, electric and gas, convection / conventional ovens - Cooking level fireplace - Cooking utensils provided - Fireplaces (living room, kitchen, bedrooms) - Fireplaces with inserts (living room, bedrooms) - Wood-burning stove (bedroom) - Orthopedic beds pillows - Linens provided - 2 Whirlpool washers - Whirlpool dryer - Heated towel racks in all bathrooms (when heat is on) - Hair dryers - Country antiques | - Private infinity pool (17m x 8m = 51' x 24') - Outdoor shower - Weber charcoal grill (BBQ) - Courtyard with antique terracotta tiles - Restored outdoor brick oven - Dining table for 4 - Portico with dining table for 12 - Vegetable garden - Wide patios with dining table for 8 - Garden & pool furniture - Screens - Portable fans - Informational notebooks | EXTRA SERVICES payable directly to service provider - Delicious catered meals with cook - Extra house cleaning - Personal laundry, ironing - Babysitter - Driver - Fabulous tour guide - Wine tasting in Spello | Amenities
44: Casemasce 2.5 miles (nearest grocers) Todi 10 mins Orvieto 45 mins Terni 50 mins Assisi and Spoleto all 1 hr Lake Trasimeno 1 hr 10 mins Montepulciano 1 hr 30 mins Perugia airport 1 hr Rome Fiumicino airport 2 hrs Florence and airport 2 hrs 40 mins. | Location
47: Come, experience Italy and la dolce vita! Welcome! Benvenuti! Michael and Grace Palescandolo