Piegaro Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
WE OFFER SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITALY: a luxurious vacation home with terraces and pool INSIDE the encircling walls of a 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 savor a morning cappucino or afternoon gelato, and two 4 star restaurants. We have a huge 970 square meters beautifully restored 13th century glass works built in the 9th century 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 terraces overlooking the countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves and farms. Yet just steps away to central village piazza with all shopping and village amenities!
We have lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glass works, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large vacation property 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.
LA CANTINA is a beautiful 2 story two bedroom apartment perfect for families with young children or honeymooning couples. One king bedroom with panoramic views, the other bedroom has two twins. Sofa bed in living room can sleeps. Bedrooms and bath on second floor. All rooms have panoramic views! Private stone terrace and balcony overlooking the pool with panoramic views and beautiful sunset dining.
First floor has:
Full gourmet kitchen completely outfitted, living and dining area have full windows and glass doors opening to panoramic valley view. A private stone terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining and lounge chairs. Short stairway to lower terrace with travertine pool. Carefully preserved original stone walls, terra cotta floors and wood beam ceilings with luxury linens in red and white florals. Some plaster walls have ancient 'velatura' rose wash. This is our most bright and sunny apartment! Entrance from our private village street and steps away from all village amenities.
Second floor has:
One king bedroom with two panoramic view windows, hand crafted white armadio; second bedroom is two twins with panoramic window view. One bath with large walk-in shower and view window.
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 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, the villa and each of the apartments have their own unique historic features. SEE OWNER'S WEBSITE for more photos and details.
ASK TO SEE CANTINA ANNEX: BORGO ANTICO ON OTHER SIDE OF MEDIEVAL WALL WITH BALCONY & MORNING SUN!
Living, Dining, Kitchen with fireplace; king bedroom, bath with double shower and decorator tiles, one twin bedroom. Lovely views from balcony!
Our romantic and historic 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 night swim in the fully lit pool!
Exclusive wine tour and tasting in the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.
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 pricing 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. 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.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
"When we planned our trip to Italy, the stay in Piegaro at L'Antica Vetreria was meant to be just a quiet, lovely time. We were in no way prepared for the love affair that ensued immediately upon arrival. We were so taken by the village, our apartment, the people, and the breath-taking views that we began to make plans to return on our very first day. Having also visited the touristy places and big cities, it is the spirit of Piegaro and the charm of L'Antica Vetreria that has remained at the epitome of our Italian vacation and will be the top priority for our next visit. We are booking the Villa in 2011 and bringing the whole family!"
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 live in Piegaro fulltime now and are always on hand to give our guests excellent service, offer advice on shopping, itineraries or share our passion for Umbria! We offer many specials such as catering meals, cooking lessons, auto rentals, scooter and bike rentals, escorted tours, complete Itinerary booklets to all the historic sights in Umbria and Tuscany, suggested shopping, horse back riding, and much more!
We spent our honeymoon nearby in Montefalco and fell in love with Umbria, returning for 10 years until we found this perfect historic abandoned glass works in a beautiful medieval village with history. We love being tucked right inside a walled village with all amenities: restaurants, coffee bars, grocery stores, bakery, butcher, pharmacy and more! But complete seclusion and privacy for our guests with pool, terraces and stunning views oriented to the iconic countryside.
We have the only property that we know of right inside a village and just steps to all amenities, but room for pool with terraces and views to countryside and complete privacy. The only way to experience authentic Italian life is in a village savoring its daily rhythms with welcoming neighbors!