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Charming Medieval Townhouse with Breathtaking Views in the historic centre Todi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Townhouse in Todi, Umbria, Italy - La Gardenia Located in Heart of Todi

You’ll find La Gardenia in the heart of Todi, an Umbrian hilltown famous for its picturesque winding streets and breathtaking views. It has been recommended by Lonely Planet’s Tuscany/Umbria edition, and it is easy to see why. This is a place where you feel instantly at home, because the apartment belongs to an Italian, not a foreigner using it as an investment. It has been in the family for generations and the owner has personally seen to its decoration. The result is an eclectic and harmonious combination of cherished family heirlooms and stylish contemporary pieces. At La Gardenia, you’ll be welcomed as a traveller -- even a member of the family -- and never an anonymous tourist. 

The apartment is situated on the upper two floors of a traditional stone-built house dating from the Middle Ages. Because the house is taller than those surrounding it, each room enjoys plenty of light all day long (many such houses can be dark and damp), and there are stunning views over rooftops, churches and town monuments. The balcony offers fresh air and a peaceful view of the surrounding hills.

The First Floor has a formal living-room with lovely 19th-century antiques and 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) connected by a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have fine views.

The Second Floor has a dining-room with a table for four which leads out onto a balcony with beautiful views over the hills to the south and west. The sunsets behind the cupola of the famous Renaissance church of the Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione are amazing. There is a fully equipped kitchen open to the dining-room on one side and a sitting-room (with sofabed) on the other, and a single bedroom with half bath.

The narrow streets of Todi are beautiful but can also present parking problems. Directly in front of La Gardenia is a small piazza where you stop to unload your bags. And only a few metres down the road there is unlimited secure free parking.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest: David(Murray Bridge South Australia)

Date of Stay: 11/01/09 Review Submitted: 07/04/10

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the La Gardenia townhouse in Todi. The apartment was very clean and provided us with all our living and cooking needs. We were attracted to the website because of the photos and because of the balcony overlooking Todi and surrounding hills. We spent a great deal of time out there drinking and eating local fare as well as having Bocelli playing in the background. Carlo was very helpful with our e-mails and while we were there. He met us at the car park, helped us with our luggage and answered all our questions and even suggested places for us to visit. We haven't stopped raving about our stay in Todi and we recommended La Gardenia to all our friends and hopefully one day they will share the same experiences as we did. To us having is a car is essential as you can travel freely around Umbria and there are some lovely small villages to visit.
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Todi in PG

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over. Bathroom with wc and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Double sofa-bed in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: From the balcony, which is large enough for a small table and chairs, you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset, fantastic views and the peacefulness of the surrounding hills. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and final cleaning included.


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Charming Medieval Townhouse with Breathtaking Views in the historic centre Todi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

elegant and spacious townhouse in Todi

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Spacious Villa.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Exquisite Experience in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the apartment in mid November 2016. As you can see from the other reviews, this apartment is a wonderful place. Todi is a beautiful Medieval labyrinth and you feel as though you are living inside a fairy tale. The apartment is located on two floors. Below are 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 single), a full bath, as well as an amazing room filled with Carlo's family antique furniture and paintings. Upstairs is a another room which can be used as a bedroom, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and half bath. The 3rd floor also has an amazing balcony facing south overlooking the hills of Umbria. The view actually brought tears to my eyes. From there, you can see sunrise and sunset. The apartment is clean, comfortable, the beds are comfortable, the towels are plentiful and plush, the kitchen is charming and utilitarian, but most importantly, it is actually a home with interesting art and books. For us, the best part of renting the apartment was Carlo. Carlo is a talented photographer and his work hangs in the apartment. He is also a wonderful host. He keeps a book with all of his suggestions for restaurants, coffee, shops, and outings. He has travel books for use, and many maps for your use. Todi is centrally located to many other towns. With Carlo's help we could suggest an itinerary of Assisi one day, a second day to Civita Bagnorigio and Orvieto, and a third day to Bagnava, Spello and Montefalco (this direction has amazing rural landscapes of olive groves and vineyards). Carlo also suggested a cooking class at the School of Italian Language and Culture in Todi. You can contact them directly and they will make arrangements. The class was in a family's home in Todi, and it was a highlight of our trip. Umbria is amazing, Todi is amazing and the apartment is amazing. I have used VRBO and similar sites for many years, and I can give this apartment my highest recommendation. Thank you Carlo. We hope we can host you when you come to NY !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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.

Further Details:

In the center of the medieval quarter of the town of Todi, 3 minutes walk from the cinema, the theatre, museums and shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Todi, Umbria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £62.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £179.46

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 1-2 people per week in euros. For every extra person 100€ per week.
Heating is not included and will be charged as an extra.

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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