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Time for Tramonti, Todi and Townhouses

Aug 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog
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Where has the time gone!!  Two months since my last blog.  What I can say is that from 1 May we have had one long hot summer with only half a day of rain, a few thunderstorms and here we are, 15 August and Ferragosta in Italy – the time when all Italians take their holidays and either head for the sea or the mountains.  The summer months of June, July and August is certainly a period of festas and fireworks, sagras and open air concerts under the stars.  A truly wonderful time and certainly those lazy hazy crazy days of summer.
 
Nature wise, something I could simply not miss out is the wonderful sunsets (tramonti) we experience.  Umbria, the region I live, is known as the land of Saints, castlesand towers and mystical lakes.  Perhaps, for this reason, we are blessed for the beautiful ever changing sunsets!  June brings forth carpets of red poppy fields to make way for July’s sunflowers, strong vibrant colours against the clear blue sky.  Thousands of stars light up the night sky and this year’s  “Calici di Stelle” or “shooting stars” takes place between 11-13 August, the feast of San Lorenzo, where everyone toasts wth vino from outdoor places, castles, piazzas and vineyards across the country, was amazing – having personally seen 25 shooting stars or falling stars in one night!   My wishes hopefuly will come true!    
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Whilst talking Umbria, it is only natural to talk of Todi, the place where I live.  Todi is a true gem in Umbria’s crown, sitting majestically on a hill with Etruscan, Roman and medieval walls surround the town, indicating its importance through the ages.  It boasts 3 fine churches including the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria della Consolazione, one of central Italy’s best renaissance churches.  The Piazza del Popolo is one of the finest in Italy and includesl three public palaces, one of which is a museum, many fine eateries to choose from, theatre and a year long events calendar including one of the finest antiquarian exhibitions in Italy and the international Hot Air Balloon Grand Prix in July make it a most convivial place to live.  Situated in the centre of Italy with Rome 1.5 hrs and Florence 2 hours and with all the main cultural and historic sites such as Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Montefalco, Lake Trasimeno only 45 minutes drive.   Perfect       972-todi_piazzadelpopolo11
   
                     
Now, turning to property…..townhouses, apartments, villas and country estates.  There is such a wealth of beautiful historic properties in centro storico from a timeless elegant Palazzo with a Roman wall and well  http://www.property.livinginitaly.co.uk/listing-Umbria%3A++Exquisite++Palazzo+Todi+in+centro+storico-1702.html
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A fabulous spacious apartment which mixes in ancient and modern with incredible views of the piazza, duomo and theatre – certainly a room with a view! http://www.property.livinginitaly.co.uk/listing-Umbria%3A+++Magnificent+Todi+Jacapone+Apartment+with+piazza+vista-1705.html
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A beautiful restored 3 floor townhouse ( cielo terra) with large balcony with quality finishings – a sunken hydrotherapy bath with mosaic tiles fitted under a beautiful arch stone wall!  The property has a beautiful and unique mix of stone and brick together. http://www.property.livinginitaly.co.uk/listing-Umbria%3A++Beautiful+Todi+Nuovo+Borgo+Townhouse++Price+NOW+285%2C000-1674.html
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Just 10 minutes from the centre of Todi,  in the lovely Umbrian countryside, there is a beautiful stonehouse with 2 terraces/2balconies with the most awe inspiring views, situated in a small borgo.  You can enjoy the view all year round as the terrace is separated from the lounge by beautiful folding doors across the whole width of the wall
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A romantic 18th century stone torretta (small tower) is another, with probably the best views…….Todi in all its splendour, a beautiful castle and a 12th century monastery on a hill, surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards, olive groves, rolling countryside – pure enchantment  The tower comes iwth land.
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Ci sentiamo !
June

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  1. In early thoughts of relocating to Italy and wondered what your thoughts were. i.e how the transition would be, how easy/difficult the process is, house prices and job prospects etc. Your blog is certainly wetting my tastebuds!

  2. A sunset on lake Massaciuccoli The lake of Puccini
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DbZpHzJdC4

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