The location is really unique, with a stunning view and a beautiful garden. It
is in an excellent position for exploring Umbria.The pool is something special,
large, clean and well looked after by the management.
I have learned how to cook pasta with zucchini and eggplants, following the
precious advise of the owner, Maurizio, who is not jelous of his recipes and is
very generous with the produces of his kitchengarden.
The main assets of La Torriola are quietness and silence, but also the
opportunity of practising my favorite sports: swimming,biking and even rafting
in a river near Marmore waterfalls: great experience! (Richard P. from UK)
We stayed at Torriola for two wonderful weeks in June. My sister, myself, my girlfriend and our 1-year old son stayed in a 3-room apartment and my parents stayed in a 2-room apartment.
We all agreed on that it was the best vacation we ever had.
Anders from Sweden
We came to La Torriola for our wedding in Todi. finally met our host Maurizio in person who can only be described as a kind gentle soul who you feel like you have known all your life and will do far into the future. Our villa is perched on a hill overlooking the Tiber river and high on the opposite hill our medieval town of Todi.
Richard and Lavinia from Australia
Thanks Maurizio, I was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely place. It really re-energized us and gave us the right holiday.
Witold from Holland
I'm hoping to go back at some point in the future - really one of the more spectacular places I've ever visited.
Jon from USA
Hello,Since Friday we are at home ... we miss the sun, Torriola and the beautiful view of Todi.
Danielle Laurence and Georges from Belgium
Een heerlijk schoon en ruim appartement.
Een geweldig gastvrij welkom door Maurizio die ons overigens regelmatig op een heerlijke verrassing trakteerde.
Spectaculair uitzicht op Todi. We hebben enorm genoten.
Ardi from Holland
Very nice, comfortable accommodation. Property located in the peace and quiet of Umbrian hills. Friendly owner with lots of advice about the surrounding area including visits to Todi. Really enjoyed Grandma's cake and the produce we received on arrival - oil, eggs, coffee etc.
Alex from England
Wir hatte das Apartment Papavero,1. Stock, mit überdachter Terasse. Am Abend mein Lieblingsplatz. Das Glockenspiel von der Kirche im Tal, einen lieben Menschen an der Seite,ein Glas Wein vom Hausherrn...
dieser ist übrigens ein besonders lieber und geduldiger Mensch,die Begrüßungsgeschenke sehr großzügig. der Kuchen a`la Nonna mhhh. Unbedingt probieren, die Lasagne seiner Frau, sein Wein hat die Kraft Umbriens.
Helmut from Austria
18 Agosto 2011
Mio marito ed io ci siamo decisi di andare nei dintorni di Todi, perchè è situata in mezzo dell'Umbria, quella meravigliosa provincia che volevamo conoscere.Abbiamo avuto un bellissimo appartamento con una terrazza con una bella vista panoramica sulla città e la campagna verde intorno. Fare colazione all'aperto nel sole di mattina è una cosa che ci desideriamo tutto l'anno in Austria dove purtroppo non siamo in grado di goderla così. Prima di fare dei giri attraverso la regione ci si tuffa nella piscina grande e sempre pulita e con una vista fantastica sulla città di Todi. Abbiamo fatto tanta escursioni interessanti- Orvieto e Spoleto, e su consiglio del Proprietario Maurizio anche Civita- la città che muore a Bagnoregio. Da non perdere! Di non perdere anche la Cascata delle marmore, che è indimenticabile:uno spettacolo della tecnica Romana e della natura. Ci siamo goduti giornate con tanto sole, eravamo tanto stanchi di sera e ritornando a "Torriola"siamo stati contentissimi di fare una nuova piccola nuotata in piscina invitante. Noi due ci siamo goduti quel soggiorno tantissimo e possiamo consigliare questo amabile posto a tutti che stanno riflettendo di passare le vacanze in Umbria. Maurizio, ti ringraziamo davvero per tutto che hai dato a noi a fare le nostre vacanze indimenticabili! Scusa per errori, ma il mio Italiano non è troppo buono.
Eva e Gunther Gruber- Austria
16 Agosto 2011
This was our second visit to La Torriola and I recommend it unreservedly. It is located approximately 10 minutes from the hill town of Todi which can be seen across the valley from the apartments and Orvieto is a 35 minute drive away. It was an easy drive from Rome. The apartments are on a quiet hillside with grounds and a pool area that are beautifully maintained. Our two bedroomed apartment was spotless and had everything necessary to cook simple meals. Maurizio is an attentive host, regularly arriving with fresh produce from the garden or newly laid eggs. Nothing is too much trouble - including escorting me to a local garage when I had a problem with our hire car. A holiday at La Torriola is very much about quiet relaxation in the countryside with access to a lovely pool. Perfection!
Caroline Eynon- UK
2 Agosto 2011
This was our first visit to Umbria, less known (so, less touristic) than its "big brother" Toscany. Well, Umbria is at least as beautifull as Toscany. Cities and places to visit include: Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, .... a daytrip visit to Rome is also feasible. With its central location in Umbria (Todi), La Torriola is an ideal starting point to visit these places. We stayed 14 days at La Torriola and were very pleased with the warm Italian welcome by Maurizio and his wife, as well as with the accomodation. The appartments are comfortable, well equiped and clean. From the swimming pool, you have a superb view on Todi. We hope to come back (next year?).
G.W. from Antwerp-Belgium
20 Giugno 2011
This is our third stay at La Torriola and we love it here. It's a very peaceful and relaxing spot with superb views of Todi yet within easy reach of the town & local facilities. The proprietor Maurizio Giannini is always very helpful and the apartments are excellent. We enjoy walking in this area - especially in the Spring & Autumn - and there are several lovely walks starting almost from the front door of the property. It's also easy to drive to other towns in the region such as Spoleto & Spello for a different experience. Looking forward to the next time !
The Willcocks- UK
11 Giugno 2011
The apartment was fabulous, as well as the pool and common areas. Centrally located to many attractions worth seeing. Our host was most helpful and delightful. Overall a wonderful week with no regrets in choosing La Torriola. We will recommend highly to family and friends planning to visit this region.
Jeffrey B. USA
Thursday, October 05, 2008
I hope you'll remember us, Ton and Ans van Krieken from Holland. We did make you a promisse to let you know wen our daugther has her baby. Well, it happened last wednesday 22 october. She (and her husband of course) became parent of a little boy, named Thijs. A beautiful, perfect little man!
Now we have also a new status, grantparents !! Very nice....
Maybe in the future your daughters will make you that also.
About the week we stayed at your place, in one word, fantastic ! I think that maybe in the future well come again.
May greetings from Holland, also to your wife.
Ans van Krieken
Friday, May 04, 2007
Dear Maurizio, Hope that you and your family are all well, and that the mayoral preparations are proceeding nicely. We are enjoying Tuscany, and have so far visited La Cinque Terre, Pisa, Garfagnana, and this weekend we go to Firenze. The peace, quiet, and tranquility of Todi all seem a long distance away - but it is all still very much in our minds.I have attached a letter to you which we would be very happy for you to use as an endorsement of your property.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Hi Anna and Maurizio, our friends !
Of course, we are delighted to be called as friends by you. We felt also that our relation was a bit more than that of a professional host and his guests. So we are happy to have one more friendly family in this small world.
This sounds a bit sentimental, I know.
OK, we are pleased to expect your visit, hopefully in the not too far future.
All the best for the coming year, a lot of guests, etc.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Hi Maurizio, Just to let you know that I arrived home on Monday, I am fine, Thank you so much for all your assistance, and for such a lovely holiday in beautiful Torriola. Love to Annamarie and the girls. Kiss to you.
Monday, October 02, 2006
I think we look pretty good for two old gals.The small town of Pian de San Martino is in the background. There are 4 buildings in this small town other than homes....a church, bar, elementary school and post office. The grocery store was in the town of Ponterio and about 5 minutes from where Barb and I were standing. Such fun! Every town we visted was only about 30-45 minutes from the sunflowers.Location, location, location!
Monday, September 4, 2006
It was a wonderful visit to Italy. I think we enjoyed Umbria even more than Tuscany, in part thanks to your hospitality. La Torriola was a friendly place. Perhaps we will see each other again.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Torriola is a lovely place. The view is beautiful and the area scenic. Maurizio is a gentleman and a very caring and attentive host without being overbearing. The accommodation is of a high standard and would suit a family as it is extremely safe a self contained. Thanks for your help and finding Torriola, it was a treat.
Andy Thomson Northern Ireland
Thursday, September 01, 2005
DPlease accept our sincere thanks for the wonderful week we and our friends had at La Torriola.
You have created one of the most comfortable and beautiful holidays spots we have ever stayed in- and we have travelled very widely, so that is a real compliment!
Your website had given us a good idea of how enjoyable it would be, but I must say that LA TORRIOLA exceeded our expectations.
We have given your brochures to some of our friends, with a very warm recommendation for anyone coming to stay in Umbria.
We ourselves would love to come back and visit you again some time.
Susan and Jim Wakefield
Christchurch- New Zealand
Friday, July 08, 2005
Lieber Sig. Giannini,
sehr gern denken wir an unsere Ferien in La Torriola zurück. Es war eine wunderbare Kombination von Ruhe und Genießen in Ihrer gepflegten Anlage und den vielen Möglichkeiten Natur und Kultur in Umbrien zu genießen. Von Torriola aus sind es nach Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto jeweils nur 30 bis 40km auf guten Straßen, sodass alles ohne Stress erreicht und geruhsam besichtigt werden konnte. Danke auch für Ihre freundliche und hilfsbereite Art als Gastgeber.
Viele Grüße von Gisela und Gregor Blum aus Würzburg
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Dear Signor Giannini
We had an excellent holiday at La Torriola. The position of the apartments is superb with views of Todi and the surrounding countryside. We came to do walking so we did not spend much time at the apartment but the facilities are very good.
You were most helpful by providing us with details of local walks and we would encourage other people who stay at La Torriola to try as many as possible of the walks, especially the ones nearby. They may seem to be a little long at 13 km but if you are suitably prepared they make a great day out and it is the best way to appreciate the countryside and the local activities. Just to walk for part of the way is better than not at all !
We will be sure to return to La Torriola again
Graham & Geraldine Willcocks
Friday, April 8, 2005
Caro Mr Gianinni,
We are back in the Napa Valley, but still recalling vividly (and fondly) our trip to Italy, including the wonderful time at La Torriola. First, I want to thank you for the wonderful restaurant suggestions: Fattoria At Latisana at Lignano and Suban in Trieste. At Latisana, the waiter was extremely friendly; we enjoyed a superb meal and great wine. The menu at Suban is very interesting and a wonderful blend of the different cuisines that are unique to that part of Italy.
La Torriola offers the kind of holiday residence and facilities we wish we could find in other parts of Italy and France. We enjoyed our stay very much, and would like to thank you and your daughters for your generous attention and helpful suggestions. Of course, we think Umbria is one of the most attractive and intersting areas in Italy, and La Torriola is a great location for seeing Umbria.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
"Beautifully situated with breathtaking views - quiet and tranquil, providing the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Rome. Genial and friendly host."
Paul and Anne Ansbro Hitchin England
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Dear Maurizio and AnnaMaria,
We are delighted to hear from you. Idyllic memories of our stay with you last summer come to mind. The view of Todi from La Torriola's hilltop is spellbinding at any time, dawn to sunset. With the conveniences of town only a short drive away, we were enveloped in the peace and solitude of the country. We easily settled into the spotless and modern accomodations and found ourselves very much at home. We enjoyed our conversations with you and appreciated your suggestions about local festivals and points of interest. Our visit at La Torriola was a perfect introduction to illustrious Todi and its environs. Another time, we hope to stay longer and make use of your acquaintanceship with local teachers of Italian language and cooking.
Marthe and Smokey (USA)
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Dear Mr. Giannini,
We had an good journey and we returned safe in Berlin. Up to the Austria we had good weather conditions. Now back in Berlin it is cold compare to the temperature in Todi. Thank you very much for your nice hospitality. We have enjoyed the time in Todi very much. I think we will very often think about you, of sure when we enjoy your wine. Please give our best regards to your family.
Peter and Chieko (Germany)
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Our warmest greetings Maurizio, you have been in my thoughts over the months
since our return and I will be writing to you in any case before Christmas.
Warmest regards to the family,
Dennis and Ilona (Tasmania)
28 agosto 2004
Il posto e' incantevole, ho passato una settimana indimenticabile.
11 Luglio 2003
Cara Famiglia Giannini, non dimenticheremo le belle vacanze godute a Torriola, la bella residenza e i bei dintorni. E poi la vostra gentilezza e quella dei vicini. Grazie a voi tutti e molti saluti da Essen
Ursula und Werner (Germania)