Todi, Umbria Region


Umbria boasts untapped hotel and resort markets at the high end, with relatively low costs. Centrally located midway between Florence and Rome, Umbria’s medieval hilltop towns and panoramic scenery attract luxury tourism, but not the massive crowds of other regions. Discerning clients who enjoy both rustic charm and modern comforts are captivated by Umbria’s unspoiled character and rich cultural and historic traditions.

The select resorts, hotels, and apartment buildings offered by Luxury Investments Italy are in or near the storybook town of Todi, Umbria, with easy access to major cities and towns.

Economic outlook is strong for private investment in luxury international real estate

Luxury goods and properties are holding their value against the worldwide economic downturn. Italy’s private debt is low, despite the high public debt that grabs headlines, largely because Italy did not experience the housing bubble of other developed countries. Investors can find both safety and luxury at the high end, where the private investment market is stable.

Tourism accounts for about two-thirds of Umbria’s economy. Prestige resort and hotel properties in Umbria are priced substantially below its more densely populated neighbors of Tuscany and other regions of Italy, or in France or Spain. Quality, not quantity, characterizes Umbria, often called “Tuscany without the crowds.”

The views do the talking: green woodlands, unspoiled countryside, and medieval hilltop towns

Nearly one-third of Umbria is woodland, including seven nature reserves and glorious lakes and rivers. Ancient towns and scenic villages perch atop hills and amid olive groves and vineyards. The rolling hillsides and wooded countryside, with ample stretches of untamed areas, are ideal for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Splendid medieval towns are a short drive from one another, and from major cities such as Rome, Florence, and Naples. The capitol is Perugia, with its international airport. Nearby are the hilltowns of Todi and its ancient fairy-tale buildings, the famous art festival of Spoleto, the fine wines of Orvieto, and the medieval art collection of Assisi. These and other charming towns and villages feature local handicrafts and foods, including the glorious black and white truffles found only in Umbria’s wooded hillsides.

Todi: secluded but not isolated historic center attracts tourists and residents

Secluded but not isolated, Todi is one of the most picturesque historic centers of Umbria. Its 16th century medieval structures were built over earlier Roman ruins on a hill overlooking the sweeping Tiber Valley. Hilltop terraces provide magnificent vistas, while the narrow medieval streets and alleyways tumble down winding stairways to the town center. It seems frozen in time, with a palpable sense of history at every turn.

Driving distances from Todi (approximate):

  • Florence (Galileo Galilei & Amerigo Vespucci airports), 2 hours
  • Rome (Ciampino & Fiumicino airports), 1.5 hours
  • Tuscany, 1.5 hours
  • Perugia (Sant’Egidio airport), 30 minutes
  • Assisi, 45 minutes
  • Orvieto, 45 minutes
  • Spoleto, 45 minutes

Umbria region Italy

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