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Well Appointed Apartment In Hill Top ‘Borgo’ Set In Stunning Umbrian Countryside



Updated: 25-Jul-2016
Apartment in Ficulle (TR), Umbria

Torre de Monaldeschi is the ideal location for a holiday, either away from the crowds in the beautiful 'green heart of Italy' or as a central location for exploring Italy. The fabulous countryside and forested hills are a wonderful place to relax, but Torre is the perfect central base from which to explore the world famous culture and architecture of Tuscany and Umbria. Wander the timeless streets in ancient hill top towns, seek out some of the local markets and festivals that take place all year round or visit one of the local spa towns and spoil yourself in the warm waters of a relaxing spa or a soothing 'feel good' treatment. Sample the area's fantastic cuisine and taste the local wines, ranging from some of the finest that Italy has to offer – Chianti Classico, Montepulciano, Orvieto Classico and Montefalco - to the quaffable, and more affordable, wines of lesser pedigree. Or spread your wings a little further - Florence to the north and Rome to the south are both just an hour and a half away and other great cities, towns and villages - Orvieto, Montepulciano, Assisi, Siena, Pisa, Cortona and our personal favourite, the “Dying City” of Civita - are all within easy reach of your centrally-located apartment.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

We are Colin and Lis Clark. We use our apartment at Torre de Monaldeschi as our holiday home in the early-Spring and late-Autumn and make it available as a holiday let from May to October and at the New Year. As it is our second home for a good part of the year we maintain it to a high standard and have carried out many improvements since we bought the apartment in June, 2011.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

`what a wonderful setting - the view in the morning overlooking the Orvieto valley shrouded in mist - brought tears to my eyes`

`lovely apartment, superb furnishings and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in`

`we had a great time- buying food and wine in the local shops using sign language was memorable! - having candle lit suppers under the stars even more so!`
Dec 2008
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There are many excursions and special interest opportunities available from cookery schools to cycling and walking tours etc.


About one and a half hours drive west will bring you to the sea. Well worth visiting is the Argentario Promontory - almost an island joined to the mainland by a strip of land/road. Visit the enchanting towns/ports of St Sefano and Porto Ercole. Closer are the large inland lakes of Trasimeno and Bolsena offering all types of water sports, fishing etc. A ferry trip to the quiet island of Isola Maggiore, in the centre of Lake Trasimeno, is one of our holiday ‘musts’.


Rome - two airports Ciampino (1 and a half hours drive) and Fiumicino (2 hours) - Perugia airport (an hour and a quarter) and Pisa airport (2 and a half hours) are all served by budget airlines. Torre de Monaldeschi can also be reached by fast train to Fabro or Orvieto, but a car is essential to get the best out of your holiday and the beautiful Umbrian countryside.


Nearest town is Ficulle (5kms) where you can buy local produce. Fabro (10 kms) and Orvieto (20 kms) are bigger towns with large, modern supermarkets and a range of restaurants and coffee shops. Tuscany is only a stone's throw away - visit Montepulciano (50 kms), Cortona (75 kms) and Siena (100 kms). The A1, Italy’s main autostrada, will get you to Rome or Florence - ideal for a day excursion or a longer stay – or let the train take the strain by catching the ‘rapido` from Orvieto.

Further Details:

There are countless charming medieval hilltop towns to explore in Umbria, all well worth exploring. Assisi (world heritage site), with the famous basilica of St Francis, is about an hour and a half's drive. During the year there are many local markets and festivals - food, music etc. - which are an ideal way of getting involved with the local people and way of life. Two world-famous Jazz Festivals are held each year - in Perugia and Orvieto and a music festival is held every summer in Spoleto.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
It`s so easy to book - email us at colin@studiosonic.net or give us a ring on (44) 01935 872820. A deposit of just £100 per week of stay will secure your holiday with the balance due approx. 8 weeks before departure, and remember, our prices are guaranteed with no hidden extras. All cleaning, laundry, air conditioning, electricity and gas are included.

Changeover Day:
As a small family business (owners) we are very flexible on changeover days - to suit you really, you can book for 4 days or 40 days!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 25-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with jacuzzi bath & hand-held shower, wash-hand basin and wc. Bathroom 2 with glass-fronted shower, wash-hand basin and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized double bed and doors leading directly onto the south-facing terrace Bedroom 2 with queen-sized double bed and doors to the rear courtyard Bedroom 3 a cosy room with bunk-beds


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment has air conditioning for the hot summer months and full gas central heating for the winter, early-spring and late-autumn. The lounge opens onto a south-facing terrace where you can 'catch the rays' all day and enjoy a candle-lit supper under the stars. The rear courtyard offers some shade and incorporates a utility area with a washing machine. Outside: The private luxury ‘borgo’ of Torre de Monaldeschi has approx. fifty homes (completed in 2010) and is surrounded by the most magnificent scenery. Our ground floor apartment has terraces both north and south facing. There is a barbecue and dining for six persons. A large parasol and loungers are on the south facing terrace. There is a shared pool on site and there is an excellent public Lido at nearby Fabro Utility Room: To the rear of the apartment there is a courtyard with a washing machine in a covered area. There is also a general utility space and barbecue area that offers shade from the sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean, fresh, quality linen and towels are provided on arrival (not pool/beach towels). The apartment will have been professionally cleaned for your arrival. Linen and towels are changed each week for stays of two weeks or more. Other: There are two double bedrooms with comfortable beds - king sized in the master bedroom plus a queen double in the second bedroom and bunk beds (super for children) in the smaller third bedroom - that will ensure that you sleep like a log at night.

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