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You come to the house down the country road from the tiny hamlet of Mannella, which is perched on the hillside above the house. As you approach the house you can see how it nestles into the hills, with the more mountainous terrain across the Tiber in the background.

 

 

You can enter the house via the kitchen courtyard with its marble table and brightly striped cushions. This is a wonderful spot for your morning coffee.
The large country kitchen is right off this courtyard with the cooking and eating areas adjacent.
You walk through the living room – with its fireplace – to a set of French windows that open onto the front terrace. There is a bathroom with shower on this level.
The front terrace table is situated under the rose arbor with a view of the pool and garden and the fields beyond

The bedrooms are on the second and third floors.The master bedroom and the twin-bedded room with its own sitting area are reached via a wide hallway that still has the original flooring.

 

The master bedroom has a private bathroom.
The twin bed room has its own sitting room
And you can also reach the garden directly from this floor via an outside stone stairway.

On the top floor there are two bedrooms – one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. The views from this floor are especially splendid.

 

 

Top floor twin bedroom

Top floor double bedroom

Top floor bathroom
The swimming pool, 5m x 10m, is available if you fancy a swim. The pool area is surrounded by a lawn and a lavender hedge and roses, if you prefer to laze on a lounger and read or nap, or just look at the view.
Especially in May and June, the iris and roses are in full bloom in the front garden and the jasmine in the kitchen courtyard. Later in the summer the lavender comes out and in September you can collect fresh figs from the two giant fig trees nearby and look at the grape vines heavy with the fruit that makes the local red wine.
The medieval town of Todi is about five miles away by car along winding roads and you have a magnificent view of the town if you walk up the hill for a few minutes to the hamlet of Mannella.

Todi has one of the great town squares in all of central Italy and is ideal for a mid-morning coffee or a drink in the early evening.

 

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