Torre Almonte in Todi
Torre Almonte stands on top of a hill and offers an extraordinary vantage point on the unspoiled Umbrian landscape. Inserted into a real system of fortified places around the city of Todi the castle consists of a primitive nucleus - a square tower erected at the end of 12th century.- expanded in the fourteenth century. The interior that has kept the fourteenth-century light sources and the characteristics of a nineteenth-century accommodation of great charm has recently been restored to offer simple and refined hospitality.
Guests will find a high level of comfort and experience the special experience of staying in a medieval tower. The five floors that make it up, culminating in a breathtaking panoramic terrace located at 24 meters, were intended for suites and apartments. Each room, while maintaining the original architectural features with terracotta and white travertine floors, exposed beams, sandstone fireplaces, presents unique furnishings that skillfully mix family furniture with design pieces. The tower that has a total of six rooms available for a maximum of 12 guests can be rented in full or for apartments and suites. Each person, while enjoying large rooms for socializing, has the possibility of having reserved spaces in total privacy.
Torre Almonte is surrounded by a secular park where the owners have restored the nineteenth-century garden plant enriching it with a large and precious collection of old roses. Surrounded by greenery is also the small oratory of 1700 that the recent recovery makes particularly welcoming for every religious celebration. Last realization is a design swimming pool at the edges of which you can admire the old olive grove and unforgettable sunsets. The owners personally take care of the tower management and the organization of the services. All convivial moments, from breakfast served in the ground floor hall, to lunches and dinners on the terrace or in the park, are carefully designed to make guests enjoy the best of food and wine traditions and local products. Special attention is always reserved for furnishings, preparations and mises in place that contribute to making the stay truly original and unforgettable.
The history of the Almonte Tower
Torre Almonte it is a significant example of construction suitable for satisfying in the Middle Ages both specifically military needs and purely housing needs and still today represents one of the peculiar points of the "rose" of the castles of the Todi territory.
The events of its construction are still not known today. Membership in the illustrious Atti family is evidenced by a rich documentation that starts from XVth century and from the walled stone crest high up on the facade (a date or dactyl palm tree with a standing lion on one side and on the other side).
The building consists of two different bodies. The body A is a square tower of a mighty plant that was built, like so many others similar in the territory of Todi, between the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century; while the second, which constitutes a real enlargement of the first, seems to date back to the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. The interior preserves the primitive entrance door of body A; the uniform subdivision of the spaces of the five levels of the building is otherwise uniform.
As mentioned, Torre Almonte belonged to the famous and powerful Atti di Todi family, owner of many fortresses around the city. The name Almonte goes back to Almonte di Bartolomeo (born at the end of the 14th century), to whom we owe the enlargement of the original watchtower. It was Ludovico, son of Almonte di Giovan Bernardino and husband of Elena Matalucci, to give as a dowry the fortress of Frontignano, with all the relevant funds and related buildings, to his daughter Barbara married to Felice Tobioli. With this marriage - and with the associated dowry - the memory of the Atti family comes to Frontignano completely blurred.
From this moment on the tower and the same possessions connected to it will be, for at least two centuries, linked to the name of the Tobioli family. In the second half of the nineteenth century the tower was in the possession of the family Mazzocchi-Alemanni. From 1988 it is owned by Enrico Menestò e Raffaella Gabetta. Barbara Atti remains a poetic memory in the sonnet Todi di Gabriele D'Annunzio who in all likelihood visited the tower during one of his stays, guest of Annibale Tenneroni.
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Free WI-Fi connection
Daily cleaning with tower staff
Linen change once a week
Bathrooms with courtesy line
Equipped swimming pool - Pool towels for guests
Services on request:
Truffles search and degeneration
Tastings of Umbrian Wines and Oils
Rent a vintage car
Beauty treatments and massages
Places of interest nearby
Todi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Perugia, Norcia, Marmore Falls