Piegaro Villa Rental Photos and Description
Five king bedrooms/5 ensuite baths, huge views from Villa & terrace over pool!
WE OFFER SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITALY: a luxurious vacation home with terraces and POOL INSIDE the encircling walls of an historic village WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS! FREE WiFi! Not your average farmhouse miles from town, or a small village apartment with a tiny balcony. Just steps to main piazza for your morning cappucino or gelato or fine dining experience! We have a huge 970 square meters beautifully restored 13th century glass works built in the medieval walls of Piegaro, Umbria. In the middle of everything you want to see: on the border of Tuscany, near Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Panicale and Perugia. A car is recommended to tour all the sights.
Beautiful Villa terrace with table, chairs, sun umbrella, sun loungers, BBQ overlooking the travertine pool with panoramic views to countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves, and farms. Beautiful sunsets! Night swimming with fully lit pool. Complete privacy, yet just steps to the village piazza with all amenities of village life.
The Villa has five king bedrooms with five baths ensuite/walk-in showers and hand crafted armadios, panorammic views; one bedroom is in the top of the 9th century tower. Two story soaring ceiling with chandeliers in the living and dining area with panoramic view. Comfortable couches and hand crafted dining table with 11th century benches to seat 14. Beautiful antique furniture pieces and antique folio prints on walls. Upstairs library with balcony overlooking the living/dining area has leather couches, fireplace, piano, TV with DVD, large bookcases filled with fiction, art history, travel guides. Library table for your laptops. WiFi!
Huge gourmet kitchen with antique fireplace, extra large fridge, cooking island, double sink, dishwasher, American and European coffee makers, blender, toaster, fully equipped kitchen.
We have lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glass works, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large villa and four apartments on three levels of the ancient walls with complete privacy for each unit. It is very rare to find such a property within a medieval village with terraces and a pool and private road from the village piazza.
A rare gem, our luxury vacation property had its beginnings in the 9th century. It was once the first glass works built into the 9th century walls and defensive tower by master artisans who came to Umbria from Venice around 1292. We have faithfully restored all its unique features including the ancient glass ovens, tower spiral stairway, and many arches, stone niches and ancient kitchen fireplaces.
Available year round with central heating and heated terra cotta tiles, the villa and each of the apartments have their own unique historic features. See owner's website for photos and more details: www.anticavetreria.net.
Our romantic village is in the middle of everything! On the border of Tuscany and a few km from the Auto Strada, you can easily take day trips to see most of the hill towns of Tuscany and all of Umbria. You can be in Cortona of 'Under the Tuscan Sun' fame in forty minutes. Florence is an hour away and Rome in under two hours. Dine on fresh fish from Lago Trasimeno. See all the sights and return home to a glass of fabulous Umbrian wine and take a swim in the pool!
Living within a medieval village is experiencing Italian life at its best; what we call 'la dolce vita'. Just steps from our villa and apartments, one can savor a morning cappuccino or have an afternoon gelato while lazing in the sun in the piazza or around our swimming pool with panoramic view. There is no need to drive for miles to a restaurant or shops, for all you need is within its walls. Stroll the medieval cobblestone streets to the news agent, the gelateria, two cafes for snacks and espresso or cappuccino, florist, bakery, butcher, wine shop or the two grocers to plan your evening meal. Book an Umbrian chef to cook a feast or give you a cooking lesson. Or dine at a gourmet restaurant in the small piazza beside our villa with special menu and discounts for our guests.
At every turn and twist in the little stone streets one glimpses ancient doorways, a palazzo, a well and stairways leading to 13th century apartments with the daily washing swaying in the breeze. Savor the quiet of a nature walk in the serene Parco Rocolo just under L'Antica Vetreria and discover a mountain of blue and green glass shards from 750 years of glass making.
The history of our surrounding countryside is romantic and enchanting. St. Francis once strolled through our village on his way to found one of his first convents in nearby Cibottola where he lived for awhile. Hannibal defeated the Romans near our Lago Transimeno.
Exclusive wine tour and tasting at local 'green' vineyard; world famous as the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts for our guests. Fabulous wines and also olive oil!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Colleen Simpson
Tom and Colleen, the owners, found this beautiful property in 2004 and spent two years faithfully restoring it into a remarkable property for our guests. It is a dream-come-true to welcome you to L'Antica Vetreria. We make our home in Piegaro all year and are always available to help you plan itineraries, give advice and share our love of Umbria! We offer Specials such as guided tours, catering meals, cooking classes, auto rentals, scooter and bicycle rentals, Suggested Itinerary booklets with all day trips in Umbria and Tuscany, shopping advice, airport transfers and more! We love to be on hand to help our guests who have come to us from over 23 countries! We also offer specials for large groups and weddings, and can provide complete wedding planning.
Colleen Simpson purchased this villa in 2004
Why Colleen Simpson chose Piegaro
We spent our honeymoon nearby in Montefalco and continued to return for 10 years until we found this most historical property right inside a village, but with private terraces, views and room for pool. it was a vast abandoned glass factory that we lovingly restored to its original beauty with grand archway spanning the entire villa with library above and kitchen below with large fireplace. We are proud to reclaim its cultural heritage is the most historic property in Piegaro that started the 750 year tradition of glassmaking since 1292. Part of the property including the watch tower date to 840 A.D.
What makes this villa unique
This is the only propery that we know of that is right inside a village with all shopping and amenities, but has complete privacey with views, pool and terraces oriented to the iconic countryside!
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We had such a lovely time, and I cannot tell you how much it meant to us to be able to have such a wonderful vacation together. You all made us feel so welcome; you made us feel a part of the family. We came home and GUSHED over every aspect of our trip. Your kindness and hospitality surpassed any expectation I had, and future guests need to know what a wonderful experience they are going to have."