The stylish apartment is on the first floor of a block of four apartments, situated just 50m from the village square. It is opposite the old walls and bell tower of the medieval village. It was completely renovated in 2012, with new contemporary fittings throughout. Free unlimted wi-fi available (installed early 2016). All windows and doors are double glazed, and gas central heating means the apartment can be used year round. Free parking is available on Via del Campanile and in the village square itself. 2 bedrooms, lounge with double sofa bed, bathroom (shower, no bath), kitchen/diner, rear roofed terrace, front balcony. Dishwasher, washing machine, 2 TVs, DVD, iron, microwave, large fridge freezer, electric fan oven, gas hob, central heating. Free wifi at local bar. Large storage areas on ground floor. San Terenziano is a small village with great facilities. Bars, restaurants, banks, post office, gift shops and grocery stores are all on your doorstep. Nearby, Todi has an Olympic sized open-air pool which is open in the summer.
- Apartment592 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Apartment in San Terenziano, Nr. Todi, Umbria, Italy - Private And Comfortable - An Excellent Base To Explore Umbria
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- 28 Jul 2018
About Andrew Wilson
Hi, we are Andrew and Sarah Wilson and we live in Newcastle, England. Andrew studied Italian at University in the early 90s and worked in Umbria a few years later. We have visited the region many times since then - as a couple and now with our two young boys. We have owned our apartment in San Terenziano since 2005. During early 2012 we decided to completely renovate the apartment and fit modern central heating so it can be used throughout the year. We love going to this village on our holidays and exploring the region (Todi, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Montefalco, etc.). We are happy to provide more information about the village and region so you can get the most out of your stay in San Terenziano.
Andrew Wilson purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Andrew Wilson chose San Terenziano
We had spent many holidays in Umbria prior to buying our apartment. Andrew travelled extensively in the area during 1999 when he worked there for the summer. Umbria is a beautiful region of Italy, with many historic towns to visit (Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto etc) and delicious food and wine. San Terenziano is a small village close to Todi - a famous hill top town in central Umbria. It is an easy two hour drive from Rome. The village has great facilities with bars, restaurants and shops. But it is off the beaten track and completely unspoilt. Our apartment is an ideal base for exploring Umbria, at any time of year.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartment is just off the shady main square of San Terenziano, opposite the walls of the old mediaeval hamlet, It is very handily placed for all local amenities, and you are at the heart of Italian village life when you stay there. The apartment is well equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, microwave, etc). Free unlimited wi-fi now installed (as from 2016). Central heating means it can be used all year round. The summers are usually very warm, but the village is 500m above sea level so the night time temperatures are never excessive. Visitors often use the apartment as a base for exploring Umbria - the "Green Heart of Italy". It is a really convenient place to stay, whether you want to roam around the region or just take it easy and relax in the village itself.
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Three years ago, we discovered that our kids holiday needs had evolved to clubbing in Ibiza. Using this new found freedom, we had some wants of our own. To discover Italy a little more but away from the normal tourist magnets. Somewhere that had facilities on the doorstep if we didn't wish to travel but close enough to explore surrounding towns/places. In San Terenziano, we found this in spades.
As for Andrew & Sarah's property this adds perfectly to the mix. It covers all bases and the service provided is first-class.
We have only good things to say about each of our three visits to San Terenziano and look forward to returning in 2018.
Thank you Peter for this review - we are very pleased to have welcomed you as regular guests and it's great you share the same affinity for San Terenziano, Umbria and Italy!
Great Apartment and Excellent Communication
We have just arrived home from a week in Andrew’s apartment in San Terenziana. The village itself is a delightful example of an Umbrian hill top village and the apartment was excellent, providing everything we could have wished for during our stay. Communication with Andrew was extremely prompt and efficient and we received very detailed instructions on how to get to the apartment, particularly useful as we arrived quite late at night. Worthy of particular mention was the delightful local restaurant, Il Buongustaio, just a few yards walk from the apartment. I have coeliac’s disease and, while Italy generally provides excellent gluten free food, Il Buongustaio was exceptional. Thank you Andrew, we will return.
Lovely comfortable, clean and well appointed apartment in an interesting village surrounded by absolutely stunning scenery. It is a good central location for getting to other fascinating places although it was my first time driving abroad so a bit nerve racking. Road surfaces in this area are diabolical in places and Italian drivers .....! However the views make the experience worth it and there are some beautiful walks if you take the trouble to find the tracks. Seems impossible to get a footpath map here.
The electricity went off twice in the apartment, the first time it was easy to reset the trip switch, the second time was just before we left, trip switch didn't work and we didn't have time to look for the problem.
The other minor point was no WiFi connection as expected. Everything 'not in range'. Plenty of books and Scrabble though.
In all a wonderful holiday.
Thanks for this helpful review - we will look into the Wi-Fi and get it sorted, it's always worked well when we have stayed there. Apologies about the electricity tripping out twice during the week - we will also investigate and resolve. We hope this did not detract from your stay in San Terenziano. Best wishes, Andrew and Sarah Wilson.
Great Apartment and Village
We had a good feel for this apartment once we had contacted the owners. They responded promptly and were helpful in all aspects. It is a wonderful apartment 50 metres from the centre of a great Umbrian village. Two supermarkets, bars and restaurants provided for all our needs. Nearby parking was easy.The description provided by the owners on the Owners Direct website is accurate - all in all a comfortable and clean unit with all necessary appointments. In particular we loved the small balcony off the kitchen/dining area which looked down to the town centre. We enjoyed drinks and meals here while watching the village go about its business.
San Terenziano is well positioned to explore other places in Umbria, including Todi. Plenty of information was provided by the owners on nearby attractions. Our stay included a wonderful time at an informal cooking class at a villa just out of Todi. Inquire at the Language School in Todi for details.
We loved our week in San Terenziano.
Thanks Arthur and Lesley. It was great to welcome you from Australia and to hear that you enjoyed your stay in San Terenziano and Umbria. We appreciate you writing your review and we look forward to welcoming other guests. Andrew and Sarah Wilson
Very well appointed apartment in a typical Umbrian hill town (village really). Handily placed for excursions to Todi, Orvieto, Perugia and Assissi, albeit the local minor roads give you an interesting switchback ride. Plenty of restaurants nearby at which to eat, including a very good Agroturismo centre. Mini-supermarkets in the village can serve just about all your needs and in any event there is a major supermarket 10/15 minutes drive away. Main bedroom a good size double, second bedroom distinctly a single but a good looking double sofa bed in the living room. Nice bathroom and shower, good size family kitchen diner.
Lake / Beaches:
Lake Trasimeno is 1 hour drive (max) and has small public beaches, islands reached by ferries, and lakeside villages such as Castiglione del Lago, San Feliciano and Passignano. The Adriatic Coast is a lot more accessible now (90 mins) with a main dual carriageway from Foligno.
Perugia - 40km (40 minutes)
Rome Ciampino - 160km (2 hours)
Ancona - 155km (2.5 hours)
Rome Fiumicino - 185km (2.5 hours)
Florence - 205km (3 hours)
Pisa - 300km (3.5 hours)
Car hire is highly recommended. Bus services are available but irregular.
San Terenziano is a small village located in central Umbria, about 16km from Todi, the popular hilltop town. It is an ideal base to explore the wider region, and is about 40km south of Perugia, Umbria’s regional capital. Approximate distances:
Todi - 16km
Assisi - 35km
Bevagna - 20km
Montefalco - 25km
Spoleto - 25km
Orvieto - 45km
Perugia - 45km
In San Terenziano: Two Bars / Market (Tuesdays / Launderette / Banks (two, with cash points) / Post Office / Gift Shops / Grocery Store / Two small supermarkets / Hardware Store / Hairdressers / Newsagents
Restaurants in the village / nearby
Agriturismo La Casella - Views over the Tiber valley. Typical Umbrian cuisine.
Le Noci, Grutti - Excellent mainstream Umbrian cuisine.
La Locanda del Prete, Saragano - Upmarket restaurant in a medieval hamlet.
Umbria has a wealth of history, art, architecture, culture and of course excellent food and wine for visitors to enjoy. Canoeing, pony trekking, mountain biking, rafting and walking are all available sports close to San Terenziano. Skiing is also available in the Monti Sibillini, about 1 hour drive. In the summer many villages and towns have their own festivals and "sagre" (food fairs). Well known international events also take place such as Umbria Jazz (Perugia) and Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto). Eurochocolate takes place in October in Perugia - the home of Perugina chocolates.
Booking Notes: On booking the apartment guests are required to pay a 25% deposit. The balance of your total holiday cost must be received no less than 4 weeks before your arrival date. If you book less than 4 weeks before your arrival date, full payment will be due. Changeover Day: We are flexible over arrival and departure dates and length of stay. Arrival and departure times can be arranged with the owners to suit your travel itinerary. Notes on prices: Our rates are £275 per week (7 nights), all year round. Additional nights are charged at £45 per night. Shorter stays can be arranged - please contact owners. If central heating is used (e.g. November - March) an additional charge of £15 per day will apply.