Canonica, Todi
Umbria (PG)
€6,500,000
Ref. 11063
Property type: Prestigious property
Structural condition: Partially restored
Bedrooms:
Property size: 2000 sqm
Land: 5 ha (acres 12.36)
Outbuildings
Energy class: G (epgl 345,3 kWh/m*anno)
Other Features: Swimming Pool;
Distances: Florence km 190, Perugia km 48, Rome km 139, Todi km 7

The church has its origins as far back as 1200, in the 16th. century the complex became home to the Camaldolesi monks and remained as a monastery until the 20th century when it was bought by an American actress, a writer and most recently the renowned abstract artist Piero Dorazio. All have left their unique footprint on the estate; from the stone walls and central ‘viale’, the cottage rose garden and deconsecrated church that was the artists studio. The property is an oasis of peace and tranquility, surrounded by breathtaking countryside and centred around the bell tower. The property requires restoration to bring it back to its former glory and would make a unique boutique hotel providing up to 30 rooms or large private residence.

Floors 3
Barn
Cantina
Cottage
Arable
Woodland
Garden
Olive grove
Olives 300
Truffle Reserve
Electricity: Mains
Heating: Gas
Water: Mains

Area:
Picture perfect views to nearby Todi, an intriguing city founded by the Etruscans and frequented by artists, photographers and actors alike, rich in history and extraordinary nature.  This area has long been popular with Italians and foreigners for its restaurants, amenities and quick access from Rome. 

Land:
The property is reached by a cypress tree flanked driveway and arched entrance, there are approximately 5 hectares of land, with 300 olive trees, a truffle reserve and woodland. The park is dotted with fruit trees, palms and antique cypresses not to forget the impressive umbrella pine dominating the area around the bell tower. Nestled amongst the buildings are various gardens, ranging from medieval, Italian, secret and contemporary, with cobbled pathways dividing the areas and providing niches and private places to sit and contemplate the silence. 

Outbuildings:
Deconsecrated church S. Angelo: An impressive building with dominant bell tower that was used as Dorazio’s main studio, with high ceilings and the remnants of frescoes and decorative arches. The church is flanked by mini chapels and there are further rooms on the first floor including a staff apartment
Cantina: With vaulted ceilings and antique barrels
Agricultural buildings
Cottages: Once private residences for the monks with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and small chapel, these could create wonderful independent guest accommodation as each has a private walled garden
Caretakers cottage: 200 sq.m.
Swimming Pool: Unique and a work of art in itself, designed by Dorazio in 1990 using coloured Bisazza mosaic tiles. Set in its own courtyard with wonderful views to Todi
17th Century Natural spring: providing abundant water for the property and gardens

Accommodation:
The main residential buildings are the Foresteria where the pilgrims were accommodated and the artists residence;
Forestiera
Ground floor: Reception room, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room
First floor: 2 large vaulted reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, enclosed loggia overlooking secret garden

Casa del Maestro
Ground floor: Entrance, reception room, study and kitchen, fabulous internal courtyard and covered portico 
First Floor: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large covered terrace overlooking the gardens designed by Ippolito Pizzetti
Second Floor: Attic rooms and bathroom