Todi – a gem of a town for vacations in Umbria

Todi in Umbria has been on the vacation radar for some years now and in spite of its International visitors, it still retains its elegance and traditional Umbrian heritage.  Although it’s a lively town with plenty on offer for the holidaymaker, it simply doesn’t feel too commercial and stays true to its roots as a picturesque and medieval Umbrian hill town.

The town's biggest asset is the balance between a gentle, olive-growing, wine-, mushroom- and truffle-producing countryside and a rich architectural heritage.  It rose to its prominence back in the 1990s, especially in the US where it was classed as the world’s most liveable town by Kentucky University, which sealed its fate on the holiday landscape.

The town

Todi has one finest piazzas in Italy which looks out on a rolling landscape familiar from Italian Renaissance paintings, with beautiful palaces and churches, enclosed by Roman and mediaeval city walls.  The Santa Maria della Consolazione church dates back to the 16th century and is visible for miles around.  There are many bars and restaurants all showcasing the fabulous rustic Umbrian cuisine as well as a good selection of local shops.  If you are looking for art, antiques or hand-made traditional products then this is the place to come.

By night, Todi stands proud at the top of the hill and you almost feel like you are on the set of an Italian movie – could it possibly be this perfect? It comes as no surprise that it has long attracted Italian film stars, writers and artists as a location for inspiration.

During the summer, the town is awash with art exhibits, drama, opera, classical music, and performances, many of which are outside or take place in the magnificent piazza.

Getting around

Todi is a great strategic base to explore the region; from here you can easily take a day trip to neighbouring Assisi, Montefalco, Orvieto, Perugia to name a few. For those looking for the coast, even though Umbria is a land-locked region, it offers one of Italy’s largest and well-known lakes; Lake Trasimeno. The lake offers beaches and a wide range of water sports.

How to get there

Perugia is the local airport within an hour’s drive of Todi but for International flights, Rome is also easily accessible and a pleasant drive through Lazio into Umbria.

Vacation rentals in Todi

In terms of vacation rentals in Umbria, the standard is high and most villas and apartments tend to be restored to the highest standard, whilst preserving their traditional features. You will find a number of beautiful self-catering villas and apartments in Todi, mostly located outside the walls in the serene rolling Umbrian countryside. These holiday rentals in Umbria provide a perfect base for a vacation and offer terraces and pools with countryside views to relax and soak up the rustic charm of the region.

Holiday Homes in Italy offers a number of holiday rentals in and around Todi, which are popular with UK and US visitors. Take a look at our Todi portfolio:

Todi Apartment - quaint 2 bed apartment with pool

Villa Countryside - superb 3 bed villa with pool

Villa Todi - beautiful 3 bed villa with pool

Casal Todi - great 4 bed villa with pool

Villa Rosa Umbria - Large 5 bed villa with pool

Il Sogno - a beautiful 6 bed villa in Todi

We also offer a wide range of villas and apartments in Umbria. For a full list of holiday rentals in Umbria, view our portfolio.