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San Fortunato

Morre, Todi

A classic Umbrian villa with a contemporary feel

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Private Pool

This wonderful Umbrian villa reveals its great beauty the closer you draw near. For what seems at first like a simple stone house set nicely near an olive grove, turns out to be a large open-plan house on three levels with an inner courtyard, furnished patios and views that cause you to breathe more deeply. Set to overlook the Apennine Mountains on one side and villages atop the Umbrian hills on the other, this house makes it easy to live outdoors as much as you like, yet offers great comfort the moment you step inside.

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Accommodation

Though there is a formal front entry into a hall between the living and dining rooms, the more natural entrance is into the kitchen through a wonderful covered patio, furnished both for outdoor dining and dreaming on the sofa in front of the large outdoor fireplace. The open-plan of this house is immediately evident when you step inside; it is not a house of doors and tight places, but one where sunlight and people move freely. The well-equipped eat-in kitchen is spacious and cook-friendly. Just beyond is a large dining room with an open fireplace.

Stairways from this room lead you either up to a bathroom and a double bedroom with panoramic views or down to a double bedroom and nearby shower room with washing machine. This lower bedroom, which has light from narrow windows but no view, is ideal for children. French doors between the dining room and kitchen lead to another furnished terrace under a pergola and facing out towards the pool.

The living area in the center of the house has an open fireplace, comfortable furniture and TV, with views and access to an inner courtyard with shaded surrounding walkways. Beyond the living room there are two twin or double bedrooms, each with an ensuite shower room and, as throughout the house, a lovely mix of the antique furniture and modern fittings. Beautiful beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors blend well with the natural materials and soft colours used and make this house a relaxing place to come home to after a day exploring the hilltop beauties of Umbria.

Nice little touches:

  • The furnished patio with outdoor fireplace is a great place for firelight dreaming and good conversation
  • Views from the house make it clear why Umbria is the Green heart of Italy
  • The charming manager has excellent suggestions for discovering the best of Umbria

Good to know

  • The lower level bedroom has no mid-level windows, but does have high openings to the courtyard that provide light but do not have views.


Villa Details

  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Central Heating (extra)

What's included

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool Towels provided

Extras on request

  • Arrival Groceries available on request
  • Welcome buffet and catered meals available on request
  • Cooking lessons available on request
  • Concerts, medieval banquets organized on request
  • Babysitting can be organized
  • Massage, beauty treatments and personal trainer available on request
  • Transport and guided tours available on request

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 2 twin/queen double bedrooms each with ensuite shower room, on ground floor
  • 1 queen double bedroom with private bathroom, on first floor
  • 1 queen double bedroom with private shower room, on lower level
  • Portable fan in each bedroom
  • Hair dryer in each bathroom

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • American filter Italian Coffee Makers
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave

Amenities

  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • DVD Player
  • CD player/radio
  • WiFi internet
  • Telephone for local calls
  • TV with Satellite
  • Fireplaces in sitting rooms and outdoor terrace, firewood available
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Washing machine

Outdoors

  • Swimming pool (6 x 14 metres)
  • BBQ done in the outdoor fireplace

Nearby

  • Swimming pool with baby pool and large furnished patio
  • Sailing and fishing at Lake Corbara, nearby
  • Full service Spa, 1.5 km

Local area

A large pool is the right length for laps and has a sweet baby pool for those who prefer to splash and paddle. A spacious terracotta patio with sun-beds and sofas sides the pool and makes it a tempting place to linger and store up your share of the Umbrian sun.

Interesting outings may be to Todi and Orvieto, which were on the important trade and pilgrim routes towards Rome. As a consequence, this area excels in important sculpture, architecture and paintings, including of course Orvieto's wonderful cathedral, whose facade, like a triptych with the dazzling Technicolor hues of its mosaics and richly beautiful sculptural detail, has earned it the nickname of the "Golden Lily of Cathedrals".

This area is famous for its food and wine, and one of Italy's most famous, (and most expensive) restaurants, Vissani, is very near by, at Baschi on Lake Corbara. There are masses of excellent restaurants everywhere and numerous wine cellars where you can try Orvieto's excellent wines and eat in the outdoor estate restaurant. Even better, you can arrange for an excellent cook to come to the house.

Where is San Fortunato?

Distances:


  • Rome airport: 1 hr 40 mins
  • Florence airport: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Pisa airport: 3 hrs
  • Basic supplies at Morre and Collelungo, less than 2 kms
  • Sailing and fishing at Lake Corbara few minutes drive
  • Full service Spa 1.5 km
  • Todi 15 km, Orvieto 35 km, Perugia 50 km
  • Assisi 76 km, Gubbio 103 km

Prices and availability

From € 186 a day for the villa.
€ 1300 to € 4351 per week.
That's from € 23 per person per day, based on 8 sharing.

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