Torre Almonte

  • Location: Countryside
    Todi: 10km (15 mins by car)
    Assisi, Spoleto, Perugia: approx. 45km (45 mins by car)
    The ceramic city of Deruta: 24km (30 mins by car)
    Brunello Cucinello cashmere outlet: 50km (50 mins by car)
  • Perugia Airport (PEG): 40km (45 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Torre Almonte

How would you describe Torre Almonte in a nutshell?

Torre Almonte is a wonderful, medieval tower that perfectly combines modern and antique styles and is set on a hill overlooking the breathtaking Umbrian landscape.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Torre Almonte?

There’s something mysterious surrounding the tower, with plenty of history and a modern touch. It features big spaces, plenty of light and all the comforts you need.

Please tell us a little about the history of Torre Almonte.

Torre Almonte originally had two towers, one that was built in the late 12th century and the second around the turn of the 15th century. It originally belonged to the famous Atti family and was later owned by Almonte di Bartolomeo, after whom it is named. The tower was also mentioned in a sonnet titled “Todi” by the famous Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio who is believed to have visited the tower.

In 1988, the tower was purchased by Enrico Menestò and Raffaella Gabetta who completely restored the tower to its present condition. However, it wasn’t until 2006 that the property was rented out to guests. During the high season, we rent the tower exclusively to families or groups of friends. But it has been designed so that each of the floors can be rented individually as apartments at other times of the year.

To you personally, what is so special about the tower?

The way Raffaella has given a touch of modernity to something that’s so ancient. Her choice of colours, the furnishings — you feel the history but it is very comfortable. You might expect a medieval building to be very dark but the tower has large spaces and plenty of light. Umbria is also special in that it’s still unspoiled and guests often comment that it’s quite inexpensive (compared to Tuscany!)

Pool
Tower Almonte
The tower and the Umbrian hills
Outside dining
Relax by the pool
Dining room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Living area
Living area and fireplace
Kitchen
Second kitchen
Lounge area
Dining room
Kitchen
Outside dining
Pool
Tower Almonte
Tower and view

Torre Almonte rooms & rates

There are six double bedrooms in total, one of which can have an extra bed to accommodate a maximum of 13 people. When you enter the property, there’s a spacious living room with a sofa and relaxation area, as well as a big kitchen and a dining room.

Both stairs and a lift access the upper three floors where the bedrooms are located. The second floor has two big double bedrooms and a living room, although no kitchen. The third and fourth floors are designed similarly, with a kitchen and a bathroom on one side, as well as two double bedrooms plus an additional bathroom on the other. The third-floor apartment also has a dining room while the fourth-floor apartment has a jacuzzi.

On top of the tower is a magnificent 360° panoramic rooftop terrace where there’s a large dining table, sofas and a barbecue for guests to use.

  • Torre Almonte for 12-13 people / 677 m²
    1014 / night
    • 6 Double bedrooms
    • 7 Bathrooms
    • 5 Living rooms
    • 3 Dining rooms
    • 3 Kitchens
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include daily morning housekeeping service from Monday to Saturday, change of pool and bathroom towels twice a week (Saturday, Wednesday), electricity (air conditioning), water and Wi-Fi.
Optional extras
Available on request: wine tastings, a private chef, breakfast service, guided tours etc.
Extra charges
Gas for heating is EUR 240 plus 22% VAT per day when used. Local City Tax: from EUR 1,50 per person per day for the first 4 days. Payable at the property.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome. The tower also has a lift, so children don’t have to use the stairs. One extra bed, baby cots and high chairs are available on request.
Minimum stay
4 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Closed January to Easter

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Courtyard
  • Room service
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Pets welcome
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

There’s a swimming pool and an outdoor dining room in the garden, as well as fully-equipped kitchens for guests who want to self-cater. We can also organise a private chef to cook lunch or dinner, as well as guided wine tastings in the tower. I’m happy to provide recommendations on restaurants and places to go or can book cycling and hiking tours for guests. I also work as a guide, so I can take guests on cultural or historic tours of the region.

Things to do in Umbria & Todi

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding

Umbria is famous for its wine, olive oil and cuisine, so I’d recommend taking a cooking class, doing a wine tasting or visiting one of the olive oil mills. Cashmere is also produced in the region and you can visit a factory to see how it’s made. A short drive from Torre Almonte are the Marmore Falls near Terni, which are also not to miss.

The location of Torre Almonte

Torre Almonte is located near the village of Frontignano, which is around midway between Florence and Rome. The village bakery and chemist are just a five minutes’ drive (or a 10-minute uphill walk), while there’s a large supermarket just 15 minutes away in Todi. Todi is always worth a visit with its monuments, a summer music & theatre festival, and numerous celebrations during civil and religious festivities or for the Saints of the city.

There are plenty of very good restaurants nearby. Perugia is around 30 minutes’ drive from the tower, as are numerous other Umbrian cities such as Assisi, Spoleto or Orvieto which are all rich in art and culture. There are trekking routes and cycling trails in the surrounds as well, although you definitely need a car to access them.

When is the best time to visit Umbria?

Fall is a good time to see the wine harvest in action while spring is marked by beautiful flower festivals. The Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in summer in cities throughout the region, making it an ideal time to visit for music lovers. We usually stay open until Christmas, then close during January, February and March before opening again around Easter.