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Torre Grutti

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Todi  | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 11

Rates: from £5,854 per week

Mystic Medieval watch-tower meets exquisite contemporary design. This summarizes well Torre Grutti.
This 900 year old stronghold has been superbly restored and renovated to offer a magical retreat for a dreamlike getaway.
Intimate, comfortable and evocative, this charming tower strikes for the purity of its architectural lines that merge and blend with a graceful contamination of design furniture and glamorous accent pieces.
Relax by the pool, take a walk amongst the olive grove or visit the lovely Umbrian hill-top towns of the area. Torre Grutti invites you, your family and friends to revel in the best Italy has to offer.

The experience of living in a medieval tower is really unique. The five floors of the spectacular tower (connected by elevator) culminate in an extraordinary terrace, 24 meters high, from which to enjoy spectacular views while indulging in fantastic meals prepared by the in-house Chef. Each room has kept its original features: terracotta floorings, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, ancient doors, family antiques with the addition of modern and contemporary design pieces. The tower is surrounded by a park, a splendid 19th century garden and a romantic collection of antique roses. The private swimming pool - located about 100m down a path, has been designed to become the best place from which to admire the scenery and enjoy the sun in complete privacy. Torre Grutti is a superb starting point for your visit to Umbria. Few minutes (10km) from it lies the evocative and historical town of Todi. Assisi and Saint Francis' basilica, Perugia and its chocolate, Spoleto with its festival, Bevagna and its Roman remains, Montefalco and its wine, Orvieto and its city underground are all just 30-40 km away. The area also offers a great variety of delicious wine and food. Umbrian olive oil is famed and the wine produced here is gaining more and more appreciation world-wide. A wine tasting tour can't be complete without a visit to Tenuta Castelbuono whose cellar has been designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro, his "first sculpture in which one can live and work". If you are interested in cashmere, don't miss out on a visit to Brunello Cucinelli's lovingly restored hamlet Solomeo.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Entrance
  • Living room with sofas and original small windows
  • Dining room with table for 10
  • Modern and fully equipped kitchen

Second Floor

  • Living room with small fridge
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • Double/ twin bedroom with separate reading room

Third Floor

  • Living room with dining area and fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast area
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi shower and separate tub
  • Two double bedrooms

Fourth Floor

  • Living room with sofas and fireplace
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom with single bed
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower, separate Jacuzzi tub

From this floor stairs lead to the roof top terrace with 360degree views, covered dining area, sun lounges, BBQ

Kindly Note:

  • An 18th century chapel can be used on request for religious celebrations
  • The first floor contains the family's library and is closed to the public
  • The owner lives in a separate building on the estate

General Activities in umbria

  • Shopping in Perugia - explore the many streets for shopping in the historic centre of Perugia including Corso Vannucci, Via dei Priori, Via Oberdan
  • Lake Trasimeno - take a 6 hour tour, which gives you the opportunity to discover some of the best kept secrets of the lake. Aboard one of the comfortable ‘Lake Limousines’, you will sail across the waters, observing the Isola Maggiore and the Isola Polvese
  • Bevagna - an Umbrian treasure, Bevagna awaits your visit, a beautiful “borgo” with its ancient town walls. Visit the Roman Mosaic, San Silvestro Church, and The Torti Theatre
  • Lunch in the Roman Amphitheatre of Bevagna - enjoy a lunch of gourmet Roman-Umbrian specialities in the ambulacra of an ancient amphitheatre followed by a wine tasting session in the cellars
  • Private Villa Concert - the ultimate Italian music experience in the intimacy of your villa. A Violin-Piano Duo, Harp and Flute, a String Quartet with Soprano and Tenor singers as well as Jazz and Neapolitan Folk formations can be arranged
  • Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting – visit the wine cellars of a wine grower near Assisi
  • Wellbeing – spend a relaxing day at Assisi’s or Città di Castello’s thermal baths

Sporting Activities in umbria

  • Golf - 8 golf courses
  • Wind Surfing - watersport activities are possible at Lake Trasimeno
  • Rafting - the perfect place for rafting is the Sibillini National Park
  • Trekking - there are many trekking possibilities in the naturalistic area of the Coscerno and Aspra Mountains
  • Paragliding - paraglide above the Planes of Castelluccio di Norcia.
  • Kayaking - the perfect place for kayaking is the Sibillini National Park
  • Horse riding - discover the beautiful Umbrian countryside on horse back
  • Mountain bike - rent a bike and head to the Sibillini National Park

Local Attractions in Umbria

  • Perugia, The Rocca Paolina - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Church of San Bernadino - Open all year round
  • Perugia, National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Fontana Maggiore
  • Perugia, Botanical Gardens - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Cappella di San Brizio - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Orvieto Underground 'Parco Delle Grotte' - Open all year round
  • Trevi, Flash Art Museum - Open all year round
  • Spoleto, Pinacoteca Comunale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Cripta Della Cattedrale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Galleria D'arte Contemporanea - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Rocca Maggiore - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi - Open all year round
  • Magione, Castle of the Knights of Malta
  • Magione, The Fishing Museum at San Feliciano - Open all year round
  • Marsciano, Museo Dinamico Del Laterizio E Delle Terrecotte - Open all year round

Practical Information for your umbrian villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in umbria

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather in umbria

In general, the climate in Umbria is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild, however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 

Health considerations

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in umbria

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving in italy

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in Italy

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

LOCATION:

  • Closest grocery store- Todi, 10km
  • Other villages/towns close-by: Bevagna 21km, Montefalco 21km, Perugia 42km, Orvieto 47km, Assisi 48km, Spoleto 51km
  • Nearest airport: Perugia 43km
  • Relevant distances: golf club Lamborghini 65km, Antognolla 72km

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Concierge - available daily over the phone from 10am to 7pm.
  • Chef to prepare breakfast and dinner every day (groceries and beverages to be paid extra). A cold lunch will be left in the fridge on request.
  • On-site Estate Manager.
  • Daily cleaning 4 hours a day.
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
  • Taxes, VAT.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Final cleaning.
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (15 x 3m / 49.2 x 9.8ft).
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to.

Extra Services

  • Kitchen help for groups of 8+ people.
  • Groceries and beverages.
  • Personal laundry.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Check-in can only be arranged from 5pm to 8pm.
  • In order to book the property we require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • The Concierge is complimentary if all services are provided by A&K and managed by the local staff.
  • Upon paying the balance guests will be required to guarantee an additional amount called the APA, an Advanced Provisioning Allowance. This amount depends on the length of the lease and, where not otherwise indicated, is 10% of the rental fee (based on the gross rental price). Guests can pay this amount either via bank wire or with credit card. The APA will be used to cover utilities and expenses not included in the rental amount. If no extra services are agreed (via email or any written form), the amount will be refunded in its entirety. If guests require a service and then cancel it, they still remain responsible and any costs deducted from the APA.
  • All services which are purchased while at the properties and not at the time of booking, will be subject to an increase of 10% plus current VAT (for local taxes) with respect to the prices previously quoted.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning (Partial)
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Church/Chapel
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop
  • Swimming Pool (Fenced/Gated)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Terrace (Rooftop)

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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