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Charming old stone villa early 1600's. Breathtaking view, Pool, WiFi avalable.

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, confort relax and romantic athm for unforgettable staying

La Pizzichina is a very charming old stone villa dating from the early 1600's where the time seems to stop.

It is set on a hilltop with a breathtaking view, facing the beautiful medieval city of Todi in the heart of Umbria. Excellent for an unforgettable holiday...

The old farmhouse has been sensitively converted into a warm country home with lovely antiques and comfortable modern furniture to match the old terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. On the ground floor, a spacious living room and a very nice kitchen open into the garden and a stone loggia surrounded by a well-kept garden with extensive lawns. A second sitting room and a television and reading room on the first floor provide alternative areas for lounging. Just below the house, the swimming pool is set on paved terrace with plenty of garden furniture positioned to enjoy superb views of Todi and the stunning surrounding countryside.


Main house/Ground floor:

Large living room leading out into the garden. Large, well-equipped kitchen leading out under a loggia with a dining table and garden furniture. Laundry room. Large bathroom with shower. Furnished loggia facing the valley and Todi.

First floor:

Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Double [convertible to twin upon request] and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower. Sitting room with an open fireplace. TV room. Dining room with an open fireplace.

Top floor:

Double bedroom. Double bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower.


The property lies within a 27 ha/65 acre fruit-growing estate bordered by a patchwork of hilly fields. The garden features extensive sloping lawns studded with lovely old trees. The pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 39 feet, is set below the house on a broad terracotta terrace with loungers and a little pergola for shade. A cabana nearby has a shower with hot and cold water.

Annex Guest house (for optional 12 people)

Kitchenette with fireplace. Living room with TV. Bathroom with shower.

First floor: Double bedroom.

Assistance is provided locally by the property's owners, who speak English and lives offsite. For late arrivals and early departures the owner may use the guest house. The owners can offer you local knowledge of village food festivals, excellent restaurants and local places of interest.

Staff included in the rental charge:

• Maid: On Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays for 3 hours.

• Bed linen

• Swimming towels

• Bath towels

• Electricity included up to 330kW for week, the extra charge will be Euro 0.80 per kW.

• Hot and cold tap water.

• Garden and swimming pool maintenance.

• Use of swimming pool from May 15th to September 15th.

Indoors: Cooker, 2 Fridges, 2 Freezers, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Iron, High chair, TV, Satellite TV, Video player, DVD player, CD player, Internet access, Wi-Fi available, Telephone, Hair dryer, Safe, Ironing board, Ceiling Fans, Soaps Provided, 2 ancient Log fires, Central heating, Table tennis, bikes, snooker table, Games room, Fans, Paper Towels Provided, Books, Housekeeping twice a week for 3 hours.


Private outdoor pool (unheated),Private garden, Swing set, BBQ, Patio, Solarium, Terrace, Bicycles available,

Parking, Outdoor dining.

What is NOT included in your rental price:

• Telephone (outgoing phone calls).

• Central heating and hot tub heating (€70,00 per day).

• Flights and car rental.

• Travel insurance.

• Transfers to/from airports.

• Extra services available on request.

• Use of swimming pool out of season.

More Details

Carlo Bruni
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Carlo Bruni

Mirella is the owner of the wonderful house and she take care of it. She and her family (3 sons and 7 nefews) use to spend their holidays in the villa when free from guests.

Carlo Bruni purchased this villa in 1960

Why Carlo Bruni chose Todi

This place is a paradise for children and for relaxing or having fun with friends and relatives.

It is perfect for large families or small groups of families or friends.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Pizzichina is unique as it passed down through generations.

You can feel its history walking inside it...

In the oldest part of the house, named the 'room of the vessels', in the past times grapes were squeezed there to make wine.

Throughtout the rooms you can find old pictures, beautiful paintings, antique books ... everything is surrounded by a worm and confortable athmosphere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr. Bruni,

we had a lovely stay again at La Pizzichina. It is a truly magical place which I and my husband love, and we were all enchanted by the fireflies in the evenings and the glorious nightingale which sang all night, most nights. Our adult children had never heard a nightingale before as they are rather rare ion England these days.The weather was changeable but we had some sun most days.The house is lovely and although it takes time, you can find anything you need in the kitchen eventually! We all loved eating outside on the loggia on every evening except one, when we were driven into your beautiful dining room but the rain.

Roberta the housekeeper is kind and efficient and helped us when there was a power cut one night following a storm, and also when the internet would not work. The meals cooked by her and Bruna on 3 evenings were a high spot of our week - what a luxury to eat good Umbrian home- made food without any effort!

Although our stay this time was not quite as perfect as 4 years ago, this was due to things quite outside your control - we now have tiny grandchildren who need a lot of attention and the weather was not so warm as August last time!

We would love to return to your home one day if it suited all the rest of the family.

Please send my regards to your mother who was again courteous and welcoming.

With many thanks,
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Todi in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming old stone villa early 1600's. Breathtaking view, Pool, WiFi avalable.
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Delightful house in a stunning, tranquil position

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Pizzichina for 2 weeks in August and could not recommend it highly enough. The house is large, has great charm and all of the rooms are spacious. The configuration with the bathrooms is excellent. The kitchen is well stocked and leads onto a large terrace overlooking Todi. The garden is beautifully maintained and has many areas for sitting out and enjoying the fabulous views. The pool is glorious in every respect and gets the sun for the entire day. You are surrounded by fields and there is complete tranquility. The staff are exceptionally friendly and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. Todi is ideally situated for visiting Umbria and the southern parts of Tuscany. A great find!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pizzichina is a very special house in a very special place. The views across to Todi is breathtaking

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit with 4 Geandchildren and their parents. Plenty of room in the house and a beautiful pool where we spent most of our time. We had delicious dinners prepared by a delightful cook and the charming maid.Despite no aircon plenty of fans were available in the bedrooms . We had a wonderful holiday and hope to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is Just a beautiful place! Clean, specious, amazing view, perfect for families. Kids were constantly enjoying the pool , Todi the nearest town offers restaurants, ice cream places and beautifull sceanery. Carlo and his family were responsive to any issues or questions we had.

Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot - pool with a view; charming interior; tennis table; pizza oven... Difficult to beat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot - pool with a view; charming interior; regular cleaner; tennis table; pizza oven... Difficult to beat

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Todi festival (musical - theatre)

ceramic handicraft Deruta

outlet factories (Cachemir, shoes, chlothes)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.58
Pet Fee £80.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.27

Electricity included up to 250kW for week, any extra extra charge will be Euro 0.80 per kW.
Heating extra charge: 80,00 €/day; € 150,00 for weekly final cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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