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N° 066 | Rapunzel's Tower

users 13 bed 7 bath 7

An ancient stronghold built in the 12th century on top of a hill is one of the many towers that have overlooked the city of Todi since the Middle Ages. Offering a breathtaking panorama of the Umbrian landscape, this enchanting property exudes an atmosphere that is both mysterious and rich in history, yet adorned with contemporary comforts.

Originally boasting two towers, the first erected in the late 12th century and the second around the turn of the 15th century, it carries a legacy intertwined with the renowned Atti family. Later named after Almonte di Bartolomeo, the tower's storied past is immortalized in a sonnet titled "Todi" by the esteemed Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, who is believed to have been captivated by its allure.

In 1988, Enrico Menestò and Raffaella Gabetta embarked on a restoration journey, breathing new life into the tower. The meticulous restoration, completed in 2006, has transformed the ancient tower into an exclusive retreat.


The Space

As you step into the property, you're welcomed by a spacious living room with inviting sofas, a well-appointed relaxation area, and an expansive kitchen seamlessly connected to an elegant dining room. Accessible by stairs or a lift, the upper three floors house the bedrooms. The second floor boasts two large double bedrooms and a comfortable living space. Moving up, the third and fourth floors mirror each other in design, each equipped with kitchens and bathrooms on one side, and two double bedrooms plus an additional bathroom on the other. The third-floor apartment even features a dedicated dining room, while the fourth-floor apartment offers a luxurious jacuzzi. Crowning this delightful abode is a 360° panoramic rooftop terrace with a large dining table, cozy sofas, and a barbecue. The garden hosts a swimming pool, an outdoor dining area, and fully-equipped kitchens for those who prefer self-catering. 

6 Double bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 5 Living rooms | 3 Dining rooms | 3 Kitchens


Additional Services

Available on request: wine tastings, a private chef, breakfast service, personalized tours of the region


There’s something mysterious surrounding the tower, with plenty of history and a modern touch


Plinius Loves 

History & comfort: It is not merely a dwelling; it is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of past and present

Location: a beacon of authenticity in the unspoiled landscape of Umbria

Rapunzel: Could this be the actual tower of Rapunzel? Rapunzel's real story is said to have been loosely based on a true story about a woman, Saint Barbara, in Italy around the 3rd century. The story of Barbara was that she was so beautiful that her father felt he had to lock her in a tower to protect her.

The rooftop: A place you simply don't want to leave; 360° panoramic rooftop overlooking the Umbria Countryside



Conveniently situated near the charming village of Frontignano. Legend has it that the village has a hidden tunnel system beneath its picturesque streets, rumored to have been used by locals during medieval times as secret passageways. While the exact purpose of these tunnels remains shrouded in mystery, they add an extra layer of fascination to the delightful allure of Frontignano. Explore the village's narrow lanes and imagine the tales these underground passages might tell if they could speak! The village, the tower offers easy access to amenities like a bakery and chemist, just a brief drive away. 

A short drive away reveals the mesmerizing Marmore Falls near Tern, or explore the region's culinary scene in nearby restaurants. Perugia and other Umbrian gems like Assisi, Spoleto, and Orvieto, rich in art and culture. Trekking routes and cycling trails surround the property. In fall is the wine harvest or in spring flower festivals. Music enthusiasts will delight in the Umbria Jazz Festival during the summer. Check out the Plinius' Umbria Travel Guide with the best off-the-beaten-track places in Umbria!


Nearest Airport:

Perugia [30 min] Rome [2 hr] Florence [2 hr]


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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Available for 13 Guests 

High season: 29 June - 30 Aug | Min. stay 7 nights | € 1.172 per night 

Mid Season: 8 June - 28 June | 31 Aug - 6 Sept.  | Min. stay 7 nights | € 1.030 per night

Low season:  16 March - 7 June | 7 Sep - 8 Nov  | Min. stay 7 nights | € 900 per night

*Minimum 7 nights 

*Annual Closure:  January to Easter

Included in the price: 

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.


Additional costs:

Security Deposit: € 1.000  ~ The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues

Extra Utilities: Electricity (Air Conditioning and light ) paid according to consumption at market prices

Gas for Heating € 240 +VAT  per day paid locally (when used)

 Local City/Tourist Taxes ~ from € 1.5 per person a day for the first 4 days


Extra Information: 

Closed from January to Easter

One extra bed, baby cots, and high chairs are available on request.



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Airconditioning Airconditioning
Fireplace Fireplace
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Parking Parking
Swimmingpool Swimmingpool
Washing machine Washing machine
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Local economy Local economy
Recycling Recycling
Regional food Regional food

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