LIVE INSIDE A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE: POOL, PRIVACY, PANORAMIC VIEWS! ALL AMENITIES!

Colleen Simpson

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LIVE INSIDE A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE: POOL, PRIVACY, PANORAMIC VIEWS! ALL AMENITIES!

Piegaro Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 King Bedrooms + Library, 5 Ensuite Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

DISCOUNT 8/30-9/6!!! 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 terraces and 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.

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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."
Aug 2008
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Colleen Simpson

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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

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.

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!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Live Inside a Medieval Village: Pool, Privacy, Panoramic Views! All amenities!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Live Inside a Medieval Village: Pool, Privacy, Panoramic Views! All amenities!
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Piegaro Trasimeno
Paris, France
5

I dream in Umbrian Green

  • 5 of 5
We'd love to see more of Italy, but we keep getting pulled back to the beauty and relaxation of this amazing place! With a dreamy view out the window, the villa is located in a perfect village, with plenty of opportunities to explore beautiful towns like Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Chuisi, Montepulciano and Panicale. However, when you need a mellow day the villa and Piegaro are perfect for just hanging out, playing music, dipping in the pool, and cooking up a big family meal. We stayed here with a large family group and were all comfortable and are absolutely amazed at the history of l'Antica Veteria. Collen and Tom are true visionaries and have created a wonderful oasis for creating beautiful family memories.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to have had this family stay with us at L'Antica Vetreria on many occasions. We are so happy that they want to return and return to this historic village which is so welcoming. Some of our favorite memories are of the boys feeling the freedom of a safe and welcoming village, and nights spend together making music and eating fine food! Come back soon Suz!
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Live Inside a Medieval Village: Pool, Privacy, Panoramic Views! All amenities!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181499vb
+39 3461753350
Piegaro Trasimeno
CA, USA
5

  • 5 of 5
It's been a year since we've been there, but the sense memories are so vivid...it feels like a week. Colleen and Tom have created a retreat that's elegant and serene. Twenty times a day we'd witness something so simple and beautiful that we'd stop what we were doing and stare: The view of the valley, the clouds, the town, the birds, the 1000 year old interiors. This is the kind of place that when you're telling your friends about it, you'll say: "Go. Trust us. Just go. Stay as long as you can."
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Richard and his lovely wife, Pam, with us! We spent delightful hours together in a truly beautiful setting. We definitely agree with his review of our village, our property and the good life to be had in Umbria!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Adriatic
Nearest Barpub
Piegaro
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mount Amiata
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lamborghini Golf Resort and Winery
Nearest Restaurant
Piegaro
Car: recommended

Glass museum in village and largest water park in Umbria.

Exclusive free tour and tasting at world famous 'carbon neutral' vineyard; special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.

Cooking classes in 18th century palazzo, once the home of the Prince and Princess of Piegaro, available by appointment.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Piegaro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,400
 
 
Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,200
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 24 2015
5 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,100
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,300
 
 
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Autumn
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Saturday to Saturday schedule; weekly bookings only except in winter season.
30% upon confirmation; remainder six weeks before arrival. Payment in euros via bank transfer into Italian bank or request PayPal invoice.
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Amenities

Amenities

Piegaro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Walk-in showers, modern baths all ensuite. Hairdryers in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (5) King Beds can be converted to Single Beds (1) Child Beds (2) Rollaway beds can be added to bedrooms or library., Baby Cribs (1) Cribs available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Spacious library with fireplace; gourmet kitchen with fireplace for grilling; two story arch; ensuite baths; beautiful linens; guide books; hand made wood furniture; antiques; historic property dating to 9th century with 9th century tower; tower bedroom with bath; panaromic view toward valley; private pool and terraces; within historic village of glass making tradition since 13th century; famous glass artisans created mosaiacs in facade of Orvieto Duomo; luxury living in a beautiful medieval village; all shops: bakery, butcher, groceries, wine shop, florist, gelateria, restaurants; gourmet chef available for cooking or lessons; private tour and tasting at local 'green' vineyard, world famous as only vineyard that is 'carbon neutral'; exclusive discounts for L'Antica Vetreria guests only.
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