A few minutes away from the city of Todi, which according to archeological findings was founded in the 7th-8th century BC and is today one of the most sustainable cities in the world, lies the beautiful Villa Optima surrounded by a 2,8 hectares private estate with olive groves and forests.
Following the example of the small town, the villa has been rebuilt according to environmentally friendly criteria, using only the best and most sustainable materials. Of course, characteristic elements of the villa have been preserved, such as the walls made of natural stone or the old oak staircase in the main house. The former farmhouse was complemented by an annex added later, which has remained true to the style of the villa and captivates with its large windows and light-flooded rooms.
Let your gaze wander over the hills of Umbria as you stroll through the beautifully landscaped garden, take a few laps in the private pool and sink into one of the comfortable armchairs after an eventful day to listen to the crackling fire in the fireplace. Look forward to a meal together at the long wooden table, which offers a view through floor-to-ceiling windows into the green nature and enjoy a deliciously prepared meal from one of our private chefs, who will have his pleasure in the fully equipped kitchen. If the coziness factor has not already set in at the sight of the tasteful processing of various natural materials in the living area, it will certainly reach you in one of the three bedrooms, which are equipped with cozy double and single beds and have remained true to the rustic-chic theme.
Whether you are a couple, with or without children, or a small group of friends, you will feel at home from the first minute you arrive at the villa and will be surprised by what the surroundings have to offer.
Included in the price
Welcome basket with organic products
Intermediate cleaning on Wednesday - 3 hours
Bed linen, hand, bath and pool towels with weekly change
Utilities, cooling and heating
Deposit 20% of the rental price
Todi, one of the best Italian hill towns, is a picturesque walled village with good views over the countryside. Sights are close together so Todi can be easily explored in a couple of hours but there are good places to linger, enjoying the views or the ambiance.
Once a simple agricultural town, today has been gentrified to within an inch of its life. Its lofty position, however, atop a perfect pyramid of a hill, remains as impressive as ever - especially from a far - and if one visits off season, they will still get a glimpse of what attracted Romans and foreigners in the first place.
The main square is the main attraction, so perfect that it’s appeared in plenty of swashbuckling period films. Cafés and gaunt palaces line its flanks, with an austere but appealing Duomo at one end.
Two palaces on the square's eastern side house the excellent Museo e Pinacoteca di Todi, with paintings and archaeological and other displays that trace Todi's history from its Etruscan origins. Visit the church of San Fortunato two minutes' walk away - central Todi is tiny - and climb its tower for the views and admire its airy Gothic interior. Pretty smaller churches dot the streets which, as ever in Umbrian hill-towns, are worth wandering for their own sakes.