Less than 8 Kms from the splendid medieval town of Todi, region Umbria, lies this unique Castle, built around year 1000.
The original structure of the castle has remained untouched: high and strong stone walls, brick-built arches, wide stone-built fireplaces, beautiful Italian gardens and fountains recreate the old atmosphere.
The total area of the castle is about 500 sq.m. on 6 floors (floors 1 to 3 connected by a lift).
On the ground floor there is a large kitchen and a spacious living room with stone walls and brick vaulted ceilings, a majestic Tuscan fireplace and an old table suitable for up to 14 people, so the living room could be also used as an elegant dining room. From the corridor beside the kitchen, a lift gives easy access to the upper floors and a door opens into a large paved terrace, overlooking the Tiber river.
On this floor, you can find a spacious and elegant living room. Comfortable sofas and chairs could be placed in front of the large stone fireplace; the walls could be made more precious with gilt mirrors and Baroque consoles. A double arch separates this area from the main entrance. Still on the first floor there is a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom. This floor also enjoys a terrace: sheltered by a gazebo in the warm months and furnished with tables and chairs, the terrace may offer a fabulous corner to eat outside, enjoying a superb view of Tiber river.
A stone spiral staircase connects to the corridor on the second floor. Just imagine decorating the walls with coat of arms of aristocratic families and oil portraits, that give an additional majestic atmosphere. On this floor, there are 3 spacious double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a studio with fireplace, that you can fill with old and rare books. All the rooms exude history, that you can see and breathe all around, thanks to the old tiles, the wood beams used for the ceilings, the big stone-built fireplaces.
Third, Fourth and Fifth Floors (tower):
The tower is the most charming area of the castle, with a suite composed of a sitting room and bathroom with shower on the third floor and a further bedroom with skylight, scenic windows and balcony on the fourth floor. The fifth floor is made of a scenic walkway.
This property, thanks to its historical importance, is protected under the law ruling the Italian Cultural and Artistic Heritage. This protection includes some tax benefits on: Municipal property tax (IMU), registration fee, stamp duties, mortgage registration fee and Land Register fee.
Next to the Castle lies a lovely dependance composed of a bedroom, kitchen/living room and a bathroom.
Near the dependance there is an additional outbuilding currently used to store tools and that could be converted into a liveable area.
The property sits on a 1.7 hectares land with an amazing Italian garden, partly bordered by high stone walls. All around we find the typical features of the Italian Garden: amphitheatre, hedges, a gracious pond with water jets, fountains and a splendid pergola with outdoor furniture for al fresco dinners. All these elements, together with the magnificent view, create an impressive scenic effect.
Being so spacious, the park offers many corners where you could place tables and chairs and create secret corners, where you can read, relax in the shade or have a breakfast, near a fountain or under the amazing wisteria pergola.
In a private scenic position, facing south-west, there is the 5×10 panoramic pool. The location of the pool, will let you have sunbaths till the sun goes down.
An olive grove completes the property.
The location of the castle offers a wide and open view of the Umbrian Valley, from river Tiber to Todi. The visit of the town confirms what can be seen from a distance: pervaded by a medieval atmosphere, rich in evidence of the past, Todi is undoubtedly one of the most charming towns in Umbria and it is also known as “the most livable city in the world”
Originally a watchtower between Todi and Amelia, this castle dates back to year 1000. The panoramic position, with a magnificent view of Todi, was a strategic choice of the Middle Ages: the Tower of the castle was actually part of a system of watch towers built up to help to raise the alarm in case of danger for the town.
Legend has it, that it was an eagle, to indicate the hill where Todi had to be built. It is the same eagle that now appears in the coat of arms of the town. Whoever built Todi made the right decision, since the town sits on top of a hill, boasting one of the best geographic position and overlooking the charming Tiber valley.
Why Buy It
If you come and see it, you’ll need no reason to buy it, since you’ll be amazed by the castle’s beauty, charm and potential. It is the perfect private residence for those looking for a representative home, where you can leave surrounded by history, luxury and beauty and where you can guarantee a perfect stay to your guests.
On the other hand the Castle of Todi has a great potential as a Boutique Hotel with immediate profit, for all those, who’d like to discover region Umbria, without sacrificing the pleasures of a luxury location, with all comforts.