Picture No. 11
4,843.76 sq ft(450 sq m)
Asking price €2,000,000(£1,764,176)

Il ConventinoTodi, Perugia, Umbria

    Key features

    • Within walking distance of Todi
    • Meticulously restored
    • Many original features
    • Gated with private driveway
    • Swimming pool
    • Gardens
    • 300 olive trees and small vineyard

    Four bedroom property with swimming pool for sale in Umbria. Within easy walking distance of Todi. Olive grove, small vineyard, 12.5 hectares of land and a brand new swimming pool.

    About this property

    • A beautifully restored ex convent located only a short walk from the city of Todi; in fact it is only 500 metres to the escalator that takes you right into the city.

      Access to this lovely stone built house is by means of a private drive through a 16th century stone gate. The main door opens into the double height hallway that incorporates the original exterior sloping stairway. The main reception area has an antique fireplace and French doors to the east with stunning views of the city walls of Todi. Through the main reception one can see the fabulous vaulted brick ceilings of the dining room which continue through the breakfast room to the fully fitted kitchen. A spiral staircase winds down to the wine cellar and large storage area that could be transformed into a gym or cinema room. Next to the dining room is a TV room with original chestnut beams and three French doors opening to a pergola and terraces. Additionally, on the ground floor is a lovely bathroom. On the half landing is the first of the fully fitted bedrooms with private bathroom en suite, fireplace, and French doors leading to the outside terraces with views of Todi. The impressive stairs lead you up to an open-plan study with views over the living room. Continuing through another original brick arch one enters another reception room again with an amazing vaulted ceiling and an antique fireplace. The master bedroom is also on this level as well as and en suite bathroom and dressing room it also has a fireplace. The bedroom has windows on three sides with views to Todi on the East, to the Monastery on the West, and to the Tiber valley and Asissi to the North. Stairs lead to the original tower where there are two double bedrooms, one with twin beds, both with fully fitted en suite bathrooms. The third floor bedroom has a fireplace and amazing views of Todi and beyond.

      Il Conventaccio boasts high speed Internet, wi-fi in most areas and outside, phone points, satellite TV and a sophisticated security system. The building is listed and therefore is deemed to be of cultural significance. The terracotta floors are all handmade as are the cypress floors in the bedrooms, with the exception of the living room. Where possible all the original features have been retained.

      Externally there are ample seating areas with teak pergolas, mature plants and an ornamental water feature. The whole building has been subject to an extensive restoration project. All the services have been upgraded and the electrical system is computerised. The property is surrounded by 12,5 hectares of land with gardens, lawns, 300 olive trees (making 250L of virgin olive oil a year), a small vineyard and agricultural land. The property can be accessed via private electric gates or a service entrance. There is a swimming pool. A totally unique opportunity to purchase a splendid Italian home.

    Local information

    • Todi 0.5 km
    • Perugia 47 kms
    • Rome 137 kms

    Additional information

    • Originally Etruscan, Todi is a beautiful medieval town located on a hilltop south of Perugia. Access from the main car park below is now easy thanks to a funivia that resembles a cable car on railtracks. Piazza del Popolo is the main square and, of course, is flanked by the Duomo (Cathedral) and civic buildings, the Palazzo del Capitano, Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzo del Priori. The Duomo is worth a look inside and there is a small art gallery/museum in the Palazzo del Capitano. San Fortunato is the largest church other than the Duomo and located close to the Piazza del Popolo. Inside you'll find a small fresco by Masolino di Panicale, of particular note because he was teacher of Masaccio, one of the first Renaissance painters. You can also climb the bell tower, worth it for the views of the stunning Umbrian countryside.
    • Santa Maria della Consolazione is one of Italy's finest Renaissance churches, built, as is typical of this style of church, in its own space outside the town walls. Todi has also been classified as the 'città ideale', or ideal town, by a group of American researchers who were looking to find an urban centre ideal for the social demands of the future. Why is it the ideal city? Because it holds no more than 15-20,000 people, it sits in a hilly zone in harmony with its environment; the administrative facilities are all conveniently located in the heart of the town while the ancillary services remain outside the town walls.