Piegaro Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Private terrace; Huge Views! Spacious living, dining, kitchen.2 King Bedroom
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! All shopping in the village just steps away! Not your average farmhouse miles from town, or a small village apartment with a tiny balcony. Just steps to savor morning cappucino or a gelato, or amble to two 4 star restaurants! We have a huge 970 sq mtr beautifully restored 13th century glassworks 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.
Beautiful travertine pool and private terrace overlooking the countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves and farms. Beautiful sunsets! Total privacy and yet just steps away from the central piazza with all village amenities!
A historic and charming apartment with private stone terrace near the pool with panoramic views of green valley. Spacious living room, dining and kitchen with views, two spacious king bedrooms and baths. Enjoy sunsets over the hills, watch the lights wink on in the farmhouses, swim at night in our beautifully lit pool!
Forno is a very spacious apartment with large floor to ceiling panoramic view windows from spacious living, dining room and kitchen. Kitchen and dining rooms have three large arched doorways to private poolside terrace. Sun loungers and table with chairs for outdoor dining. We have preserved the original glass oven that glass masters who came down from Venice used to blow the glass mosiacs in Orvieto Duomo facade. Spacious living room has comfortable couch with chairs, credenza and bookcases and large view window. WiFi! Two large king bedrooms with one large bath and walk-in shower. King bedrooms can be made into twins; rollaway and cribs, highchairs available. Sleeps 5 in beds.
Terrazza has huge grass and stone terrace with panoramic views. Spacious king bedrooms with baths, big living room, kitchen and dining room. A cool oasis in summer with thick walls, historic base of 9th century tower and perfectly preserved barrel vault ceilings and arrow slit windows.
Fully equipped kitchen with American and European coffee makers, all cooking and dining utensils.
Weekly rentals available year round with central heating.
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 by master artisans who came to Umbria from Venice around 1292. We lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glassworks, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large villa and four apartments on four levels of the ancient walls. 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.
Piegaro is an enchanting medieval village perched on a hill with panoramic views over the green heart of Italy toward Lago Trasimeno. Within its encircling walls is its magical history of over 750 years of glass making! Master glass artisans from Venice, attracted by the abundance of wood and water vital for glassmaking, made of this hamlet a renowned center for production of glass throughout northern Italy. Famous since 1250, the Piegaresi provided the glass mosaic facades for the Cathedrals of Orvieto, Bologna and Milano. They continue the tradition in the modern glass factory in the valley below the town.
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 bakery, butcher, wine shop or the two grocers to plan your evening meal. Book an Umbrian chef to give you a cooking lesson. Or dine at one of two gourmet restaurants with outdoor terraces in the small piazza beside our villa.
Exlusive tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world; special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests!
At every turn and twist 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 glassmaking.
The history of our surrounding countryside is romantic and enchanting. San Francesco once strolled through our village on his way to found one of his first convents in nearby Cibottola where he lived for awhile. Walk the ancient pathway of San Benedetto on the way to Citta della Pieve where some of Perugino's greatest art works are displayed. Hannibal defeated the Romans near our Lago Transimeno.
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 just a few 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!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
About The Owner
Colleen Simpson and Tom Webb, owners, found this historic glass works in 2004 and completely restored it to its former glory, but with modern amenities, for our guests. We have made our home in Piegaro and are on hand to give our guests excellent attention, offering advice on shopping or itineraries, cooking lessons, guided tours or share our love of Umbria! We offer many specials such as catering meals, cooking lessons, discounted auto rentals, scooter and bike rentals, complete Itinerary booklets to all the historic sights in Umbria and Tuscany, suggested shopping, horse back riding, and much more! We take our guests on an exclusive tour of a local and very historic vineyard, olive groves and free wine and olive oil tasting at the only solar energy Cantina in the world.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004
Why The Owner chose Piegaro
We spent our honeymoon nearby in Montefalco and fell in love with Umbria, returning for 10 years until we found this perfect huge abandoned glass works right inside a medieval village with much history! All the amenities of village life with all shopping, restaurants, coffee bars, grocery stores, bakery, butcher, pharmacy; but with seclusion and privacy and stunning views, terraces and pool oriented to iconic countryside! Being in a village is the only way to really experience the authenitic Italian life with its daily rhythms and friendly neighbors.
What makes this apartment unique
This is the only property that we know of that is right inside a village with all amenities just steps away, but with pool, privacy and views to countryside!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time last May at L'Antica Vetraria. It is a beautiful property, owned and run by Tom and Colleen from Seattle, and they are excellent and knowledgable hosts. It served as our hub from which we did day trips to the surrounding hill towns in Umbria and Tuscany. Tom and Colleen have managed to preserve the most wonderful historical elements of this ancient glass factory while providing modern facility with all conveniences. We stayed in the "IL Forno Uno" apartment (2 couples) and had more than ample room. The view is spectacular. Would highly recommend L'Antica Vetraria" to anyone who wants to come back after a busy day of sightseeing to a peaceful, beautiful setting with all the conveniences of home.