We had an absolutely amazing time at agriturismo Casale Delle Lucrezie. I did a lot of research about umbria for our trip and decided to stay here because it was near Todi and looked great in pictures. I hadn’t seen too many reviews about this place from English speaking tourists so I was a bit skeptical but as soon as we arrived in Todi and the Casale Delle Lucrezie, we knew we had made the right decision. Our 3 night stay here was one of the best experiences of our 4 week honeymoon through France, Italy and Greece. I definitely recommend this place to fellow Americans and anyone else who wants to get away to the beautiful countryside in Umbria. Here is a detailed review of our experience.
--- The Location and the Property
The agriturismo is about a 1.5 to 2 hr drive from Rome and easy to get to once you get to Todi. There are signs for it as soon as you enter the main street in town. There is a narrow path that leads to the agritursmo and the views are amazing from the moment you get on the path. The Casale itself is absolutely charming. It looks exactly like the pictures on their website if not more breathtaking. The property is well maintained and you can find great views of Todi and the surrounding valley from various spots on the property. There is a charming front porch and a nice terrace on the back by the pool, which has nice views of Todi. It is a serene atmosphere without much chaos and the only noises you hear are those coming from the farm animals.
--- The Room
We had a room with an AC which was located across from the main house a structure which had 3 rooms. The room was simply furnished and rustic chic and we found it to be enough space of us. It also had an extra twin bed for a child but we didn’t have any use for the extra bed. We didnt know how hot it would be there so we had reserved a room with air-conditioning but even in august, there was a nice cool breeze at night and with the positioning of the windows, I don’t think an AC is required. The shower was a standing shower.
--- The People
This is a family-run agriturismo, not unlike the other businesses in this area. The people are really nice and although we don’t speak any Italian, we were able to communicate with them just fine. The daughter and the son speak a little English so they were really helpful throughout our stay. The family really goes above and beyond to address any questions you may have and they made our stay quite memorable.
As noted by other reviewers, the breakfast consisted primarily of cakes and pastries. Since we stayed for only 3 nights, we didn’t get too tired of it. We found it to be ample food to choose from.
The Casale offers a 3 course dinner everyday with 2 choices for each course. We were not able to try the dinner here because we usually went into Todi town in the evenings. If our stay was longer, we would’ve definitely tired the dinner as the menu changed everyday and looked pretty appetizing.
-- Todi town
Todi is a beautiful medieval hill town and we fell in love with it from the moment we got off the highway. This was our first visit to Umbria and Todi and it definitely will not be our last one. The town’s charm, the people, the atmosphere was really wonderful and we were sad that we couldn’t stay here longer. We had originally planned on taking day trips to the other towns in the area, but we were so happy with Todi that we didn’t really go too far, especially because of our short stay.
-- Things to do at or near the Agriturismo
There is a pool on site, which we didn’t use much because we were always out and about during the day. The agriturismo also has free bike rentals, but the area is not very conducive to biking because of the hilly terrain and no bike routes (as we found out the hard way…)
There are a couple of wineries near the agriturismo that offer wine tasting. We tried both and were not disappointed.
Overall we had a wonderful experience and we will definitely return soon!