Villa Il Broglino in Todi
Il Broglino is a "Historical House", built in the late sixteenth century, and expanded into early seventeenth century, which overlooks the magnificent valley that surrounds it Todi, in the Umbria region.
"Dimora Storica" or Historical Mansion means that a building is recognized as a part of Italy's historical and cultural heritage.
In the past it was the main residence of the owners who moved to Rome in the middle of the last century.
Since then it has been used as a holiday home and has continued to be very popular.
Today, Il Broglino is regularly used by the owners, but is also available for short-term rentals.
The Broglino is at the top of a multi-level garden that slopes down the hill to the family farm.
The patio surrounding the building opens onto the pool area, equipped with a solarium, loungers and armchairs, showers and all the necessary services.
Privacy is guaranteed by the green hedges that overlook the land that form a beautiful green "wall" that transforms the building and the garden into an oasis of peace.
In the garden there are very "old" trees some planted when Il Broglino was built and down there is a young olive grove that is starting to bear its first fruits.
The Broglino is located at 2 km from center of Todi, one of the most famous and enchanting Umbrian villages.
It is the ideal place if you need to relax away from the city and be immersed in nature. If you are interested, you can also discover the beauty of Umbria and Tuscany.
From Todi you can easily reach Rome (1 now 1 / 2), Florence and the Chianti region (2 hours) and Bologna. You can also reach the Adriatic coast to the east, the Tyrrhenian sea to the west and the art cities of Veneto to the north. This is an ideal location if you are visiting Italy for the first time and need to be close to the most interesting destinations in our country.
The Broglino is a family building that, over the years, has been restored and periodically renovated by the owners. The result is unique: it is a villa that preserves all the exquisite beauty of the original project, which dates back to the seventeenth century, with all the comforts and conveniences of a modern holiday home.
The main hall, with its breathtaking panoramic windows giving a unique view of the valley, allows you to appreciate the love and care in maintaining the building.
The attention to detail and impeccable taste "shabby chic" make Il Broglino one of the most famous and appreciated historical buildings of the region.
The building is on three levels. On the ground floor there is the main hall, a veranda and a billiard room. On the other side of the entrance hall there is a large dining room with a round table which is 10 people.
The dining room is connected to the kitchen and there is also a small and precious library with old books and period collections, can be visited on request. Most of the furnishings are original with the addition of some interesting modern pieces personally chosen by the owners.
On the first floor is a charming living room surrounded by four bedrooms. This is the part of the building where you can better appreciate the refined style of Il Broglino. The original paintings and decorations on the walls, the doors and the painted ceiling give a special atmosphere that seduces and enchants the guest.
Perhaps this is why many guests say that Il Broglino allows you to feel the extraordinary experience of living in the seventeenth century.
Each room has several paintings and decorations. Some are ancient and others are more recent and painted by modern artists.
The stay in this house for your holiday allows owners to keep this example of Italian art and history, in fact most of the proceeds are reinvested in up-keeping.
Number of persons: 9 / 10, Plans 3 (about 450 sqm), Distance from the center of Todi 2,5Km
living and dining room with access to the garden and the forest: living room with pool table, 1 dining room with table for 12, tv room, common areas, kitchen, cellar, small bathroom, private chapel and library with a guided tour on request,
The "Boudoir" living room, three double bedrooms, 1 single room, 2 bathrooms.
2 double bedrooms, 1 room with two beds, 1 single room, 1 bathroom
Air conditioning or fan in every room.
beds and lounge chairs are provided
The history of Villa Il Broglino
Located along the Via Tiberina about two kilometers from Todi, it represents a rare historical testimony of Villa Suburbana in the context of a recent neighboring building development.
The back of the house is shaded by a park of two hectares mainly consisting of holm oaks, pine pines, laurels, acacias including some specimens of old trees.
Downstream extends the farm of the same name and its young olive grove.
In the park there are erratic fragments of the classical age, a castellan coat of arms of Todi, one
1589 fountain exhibition, three stone fountains, an eighteenth-century sandstone sitting room.
From the historical information, from the wall structures and from some furnishings we can deduce that the first body of the building dates back to the XVI century.
In the 1632 year, a chapel was built against the sixteenth century central body of the house by the noblewoman Gabriella Valenti of Terni who owned two other noble palaces in the city of Todi.
As can be seen from the current masonry structures and the design of the visible trusses in the sacristy, it can be deduced that the chapel has been inserted into existing rooms destined for normal domestic life.
The chapel of exquisite workmanship is distinguished by the ornamentation, by the conservation of the furnishings, by a refined shrine representing the Nativity of Mary, particularly subject to devotion. In the small sacristy there is a sink complete with majolica aquamanile.
In the 1709 Villa the Broglino becomes the property of Filippo Antonio Gualtieri, created bishop of Todi in the 1709 that brings further architectural changes to the original 16th century building.
The main body becomes higher than the chapel and on the façade there is the large coat of arms of the Gultieri estate.
The first floor is characterized above all by the two large vaulted halls.
In the first hall some original decorations illustrate an ancient view of Todi.
The second salon conserves in the center of the vault a frescoed image depicting the myth of Ganymede, and remains of a second monochromatic fresco before this.
In the last restoration, in the second hall, seventeenth-century decorations were found used in rural and suburban Roman villas.
In the early nineteenth century the entire property passed from the Gualtieri family to the Angeli family, still owners today.
Villa il Broglino and the park are bound by the 1989 with the Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Heritage for the important historical and artistic interest.
In the 2015 was declared Municipal House of Todi.
Services: hospitality, wedding locations and events in Umbria
Piani: 3 (450mq)
Ground floor: 1 large lounge with panoramic view, billiards, dining table for 10 people, comfortable seating.
1 interconnecting dining room with kitchen, round table for 12 people, comfortable seating
1 small living room with TV, 4 exits towards the garden and the park behind.
1 small library
Private consecrated chapel
First floor: 1 living room with vaulted ceiling, frescoed
3 double bedrooms
1 single room
Second floor: 2 double rooms
1 room with two single beds
1 sitting area
WiFi, Internet, TV, Billiards, central heating, air conditioning or fan in every room, hairdryer, stereo, washing machine, dishwasher, breakfast corner with Nespresso, kettle, toaster.
Activities: horse riding and excursions, truffle hunting, Yoga, cooking classes, tastings, guided tours, transfers.
Places of interest nearby
Nearby (1 about hour drive): Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto, Montecastello di Vibio, Deruta, Spello, Norcia, Lake Trasimeno, Isola Maggiore.
Easy to reach (2 hours by car): Rome, Florence.