A home-away-from-home in Umbria doesn’t come much more authentic than this: a rugged stone tower built on a lofty hill by the noble Atti family in the late 1300s to defend their lands against the marauding Sienese and Florentines. In restoring this remarkable building, the owners have made a point of keeping its original fabric intact, preserving the splendid medieval stonework, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, antique doors and many other details, while cleverly including the latest of modern comforts – even an elevator to take you to the top.
The stone entrance hall on the ground floor leads to a large sitting room with generous sofas, a long vaulted dining room that seats 12 and a designer kitchen. On the second floor there are two suites, while the third and fourth floors each consist of an independent apartment with an open-plan sitting room and kitchen, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and air conditioning. (The first floor is the owners’ private library.)
Note: This property is available per floor or as the entire unit – please contact us for details.
Our Favorite Things About this Villa
- The exquisite furnishings: Heirloom antiques are combined with showcase pieces by several renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Le Corbusier, Verner Panton and Ron Arad
- There’s a recently restored 17th century chapel, perfect for an intimate, Italian destination wedding
- Around the tower are romantic gardens with old-fashioned roses, aromatic plants and mature trees, plus a nice pool and deck
The restaurants, cafés, shops in Todi as well as the ceramic center of Deruta are both just 15-20 minutes from your villa. Assisi, Perugia and Spoleto are just 30, while Orvieto is just under an hour. Montepulciano are Siena are one to one-and-a-half hour trips while Rome and Florence are just over two hours away.