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“Perfect apartment in idyllic hiĺltop town”
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The front door is opposite the Romanesque (12th-c.) apse of the Church of S. Maria
The front door is opposite the Romanesque (12th-c.) apse of the Church of S. Maria
The front door is opposite the Romanesque (12th-c.) apse of the Church of S. Maria
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Todi, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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Keith H
Brisbane
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Perfect apartment in idyllic hiĺltop town”
Reviewed 1 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have sadly just finished a 4 night stay in this most idyllic of small hilltop towns in a wonderful apartment, hosted by Carlo. As arranged, Carlo was waiting to escort us through the labyrinth of narrow lanes to the apartment, helped us carry our cases up the steep stairs and took plenty of time showing us over and explaining how everything worked. He gave excellent recommendations to restaurants, gelataria, wine shops, etc, plus to nearby villages. Nothing was too much trouble for him and a more delightful host would be hard to find.

The apartment itself was fabulous. It was very spacious, spotlessly clean and tidy and the views from nearly every window were breathtaking, whether over the countryside, the ancient tiled roofs of the town or the nearby churches. The walls were decorated with an interesting and eclectic selection of paintings and other artwork, there were plenty of travel books and the information folder was comprehensive and helpful.

We loved everything about our stay and found Todi to be very centrally located for day trips to lots of places (the mummie museum in Ferentillo and Roman ruins at Carsulae, plus the small town of Bevagna were favourites. We tried to use minor, country roads mostly and thus travelled through some amazingly beautiful scenery).

Overall, this was one of the best apartments in the most spectacular of towns we've ever stayed at, enhanced by the help of Carlo.

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Liked best: Fantastic views, spaciousness, the host.
Liked least: Water pressure in shower was a bit weak, but there was plenty of hot water.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christoph...
Chicago, Illinois
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“Still Dreaming of La Gardenia”
Reviewed 29 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My first visit to Todi in Umbria, and upon arrival I am politely escorted to La Gardenia by its Owner, Mr. Carlo Bilancini. Carlo is a charismatic fellow and a Todi native who seems to know and is known by everyone we meet along the way. Halfway up (or down) Via S. Maria in Cammuccia, Carlo guides us into a quiet alcove where we find the heavy wooden door that is so characteristic of the homes in this beautiful medieval city. Up the several steps we climb and enter La Gardenia, which has reportedly been in Carlo’s family for generations. For the next 11 days, La Gardenia will be our home-away-from-home and our central point of embarkation for numerous side trips to various scenic locations in Umbria and Tuscany.

The quiet, very private apartment is everything my traveling companion and I need. Smartly but simply decorated, each room has an open, airy feel. Carlo is a professional photographer and we later learn that many of the photographs that adorn the walls are his own work. Everything is spotlessly clean, including, most importantly, the bathrooms. The bedrooms are all ample in size and the bed in the smaller of the two rooms adjoining the Master Bath is plenty comfortable for me. The fully-equipped kitchen is simple, but roomier than many other European kitchens I have seen, with an adjacent family-style dining room, where we spend much of our time. If they wanted to, a family could easily prepare and eat all meals right there in La Gardenia.

And once you throw open the French doors to the balcony, you might just want to do that. The panoramic view of the entire Southern side of Todi is simply spectacular. From this point you can see the sun rise from over the mountains (an occasional hot air balloon in the distance), and then enjoy it again as it sets directly over the cupola of the Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione into the Fiume Tevere valley on its way to Orvieto. A photographer’s dream. Simply breath-taking and I briefly consider spending all 11 days right there without ever leaving the apartment. I don’t, of course, as Todi’s central piazza is just a short walk past the shops and up the hill. But I am most happy to return each evening to enjoy the quiet starlit sky from the balcony.

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Liked best: The view from the balcony
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Vince G
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“ENCHANTING APARTMENT”
Reviewed 20 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

If I close my eyes I can still remember the peaceful morning coffees on the terrace. Just as vivid are the memories of the vibrant sunsets over Umbria's gently rolling hills and Todi's medieval stone towers with their terra cotta roofs. The apartment is well appointed, spacious, and sunlit with all the modern comforts of home. Carlo, the owner, couldn't be more kind or helpful. He not only made sure we felt at home in the apartment, but he was a wealth of knowledge about Todi and things to do in the area and beyond. The apartment is located within the city's walls in an old stone tower on a medieval street. It is a short (but steep) walk to the town's main piazza and shops. Todi is such a gem and this apartment helps you lose yourself in its past. There are plenty of places to buy groceries or even "take-out" to bring back home and enjoy that view! We had a car and parked it down the hill, about a two minute walk, and never had a problem finding a space. Travelers do need to be aware that the apartment is on the top two floor of a four story tower, and the steps are quite steep. That being said, I can't imagine a nicer location for taking in the beauty of one of Italy's most spectacular hill towns.

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summerlan...
Santa Barbara
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Location”
Reviewed 6 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This apartment is wonderful. the views from the small balcony and windows are marvelous and immerse you in your Umbrian vacation. Looking out over rooftop to rolling fields with castles perched above them give a sense of time gone by. in the kitchen you can look down to one of the city's gates or up to San Fortunato's gothic bell tower. On this level as well is a spacious living are, separate dining space and another office room that can be third bedroom.
The two bedrooms on the lower are nice and there is a full size bathroom.
Carlo helped by showing me around the town, and giving pointers where to eat etc. He is there if you need him.

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Liked best: The views from the terrace
Liked least: Weekend nights could be a tad noisy in bedroom nearest street
Travelling group: Solo
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slk2010
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It is heavenly!”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We enjoyed our stay at LaGardenia more than any vacation in years, and we are well-seasoned travelers!!
The darling apartment is spacious, clean, within walking distance to all the sights, well-decorated, and best of all, it has a view that is "heavenly". The photos in the add were wonderful and exactly represents the apartment. Great bathroom with a large tub and bidet, very modern. I loved cooking in and eating on the balcony.
One addition is to note the views are even more impressive and the balcony is larger than expected!!!
We came to relax and enjoy.....perfect.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The master bed ( very firm)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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