S: TODI VILLAS - Santa Cristina
FC: TODI VILLAS - Santa Cristina | 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
23: Come, experience Italy and la dolce vita! Welcome! Benvenuti! Michael and Grace Palescandolo