|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Podere Vigliano, a 275 year old farmhouse, is beautifully restored in the old style situated on 10 acres in the Umbrian countryside bordering Tuscany.
Enter the cypress lined entrance to the enchanting private grounds. Walk among the olive groves, vineyard, fruit trees, oak forest, and manicured gardens, or relax by the private swimming pool or in an easy chair under the pergola sipping wine, and enjoying the peaceful views.
Choose between the four alfresco dining spots on the groomed property- each with views of the surrounding hills and the ever present golden silhouette of the hill town above. Relax and refresh by the private swimming pool. Start your day with an outdoor shower by the pool, cappuccinos, figs plucked from the tree, pecorino cheese and local honey-or hike up to the town cafe. Pick what is ripe from our fruit trees and vegetable garden. Cook with herbs growing outside in our kitchen garden.
Each bedroom offers a clean, effortless style of its own with window views for fresh air and light streaming in. Several comfy spots inside to gather or find some alone time. Peace abounds.
Ideally located midway between Florence and Rome, it is easy to visit the famous hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany and return home to the countryside to relax. The A-1 autostrada and the main train station in Chiusi are close by for easy access.
We are a 30 minute walk up to the walled town with several great restaurants, bars, wine bar, and grocery stores. Monteleone hosts several well known festivals. Cooking classes or a cook at the farmhouse can be arranged, as well as customized tours or itineraries.
Keywords: Farmhouse, Villa, Casale, Country Home
I was a single woman for 12 years with two wonderful grown children, until I met the man of my dreams, Greg, who dramatically proposed to me on my terrace in Italy. We live most of the year in Manhattan, and stay at Podere Vigliano when we can. I recently retired from a 34 year career as a Dental Hygienist and enjoy giving back by going to remote areas of the world on Medical/Dental Missions with Flying Doctors of America. I love travel, food, wine, good company and Italy. It gives me much pleasure to share this magical land with people and take small groups on tour around my area.
Susan Crakow purchased this farmhouse in 2000
Fifteen years ago I took my first trip to Italy and fell in love with the land, culture and most of all the people. I made some Italian friends and decided to come back and look for property. Staying with them, I found my farmhouse nearby. I never intended to rent it out but found that a house needs to be lived in and started sharing it with others. It has been such a reward to help guests experience the joys of Italy. I am selective of who I let stay at my property. They must have an adventurous, joyful spirit.
Staying at Podere Vigliano allows you to experience the authentic life of an Umbrian. You look up to the medieval hill town of Monteleone d'Orvieto from the terrace and hear the church bells ring every 15 minutes. It is a short walk up the hill to the town who's focus remains for the locals, few tourists here. My neighbors are still farming as they have for many generations and you will hear very little English spoken here. This is the real Umbrian/Tuscan countryside experience. You can't help but live according to the pace of the Italian countryside.
We're back! Absolutely amazing! We truly cannot wait to plan our next trip. I'm sure I gained 10 pounds, we ate like you wouldn't believe.....Our most favorite dish in all of Italy was Milena's lasagna...oh my gosh! This was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much, I can't believe this opportunity just landed in my lap like that!!
Dear Susan - Our group of six adults had a fantastic week at the villa. It was the vacation of a lifetime. We enjoyed the wonderful Umbrian countryside, local towns and made day trips to many local sights. The Seven Cafe in nearby Monteleone was a real highlight. They introduced us to the Tenuta Carini vineyard where we got a super wine tasting. Thanks for setting up the visiting chefs, too. They prepared some delicious meals.
I nostri cuori sono nel Podere Vigliano per sempre. Grazie Sue per il privilegio.
Dear Susan, we spent an unforgettable week in your wonderfull house in monteleone di orvieto! we enjoied the wonderfull vews from the different terraces and marvelous swimmingpool...we visited different towns in the area and followed several instructions from your map of daytrips and restaurants... civita di bagnoreggio was a new discovery.
We have been spending a familyweek in Tuscany for about ten times now and I must say that your house is on our very top of the list!!
Thank you again for all the friendly mails with good advice .
We really hope we can return one day to podere vigliano !
This is a little piece of heaven on earth! I did not want to leave! One of the best vacations of my life. The peacefulness and positive energy here is unbelievable! Susan is so attentive to every detail and works so hard to make everything perfect! This home is truly a magical place!!
I know you've heard from the other girls already, but I just want to echo their sentiments. The villa was absolutely beautiful and it made our vacation the trip of a lifetime. We are so happy we made the choice to stay there. With having a car and easy access to the train station we were able to see so much of Italy and we weren't limited to the big cities. We loved seeing the small towns and the true Italian culture. We will highly recommend Podere Vigliano to anyone who may be traveling to Italy. Thanks again.
My family of four, including my two adult daughters, spent a glorious week at this beautiful villa. We were also joined by my sister-in-law and 2 others for some wonderful family time. The villa was clean, had everything we needed and was so relaxing after spending a bustling 10 days touring Paris and Rome. The location was ideal for exploring Umbria and using it as a base to explore the area.It was difficult to tear ourselves away from this gorgeous, peaceful setting, to do several day trips in the area. Sue has gone out of her way to share tons of information on the surrounding areas, day trips she recommends, along with restaurant recommendations all put together in a fantastic book, complete with maps, as well. The biggest problem we had, was deciding what to see in the week we were there. Interspersing that with relaxing at the villa at the beautiful pool, with book in hand and listening to the church bells ring out in Monteleone, was priceless. We arranged for Alessandro, a local chef and restaurant owner in the area, to come to the villa to give us Italian cooking lessons. He brought everything needed to create the most delicious meals, complete with wine and dessert. He is a wonderful chef, teacher and overall the most personable soul ever. By the end of the second night, it was like he was part of our family.....I wanted to marry him off to one of my daughters!!
We will cherish the memories made during this fantastic week at Podere Vigliano and hope to return sometime in the future:)
Thanks for everything Sue!!
Podere Vigliano is a 275 year old farmhouse beautifully restored in the old style. It lies on 10 acres in the heart of Italy on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. Ideally located midway between Florence and Rome it is easy to visit the famous hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria and return home to the countryside to relax or take a swim in the pool. The A-1 autostrada and the main train station in Chiusi are close by for easy access.
The farmhouse looks up to the medieval hill town of Monteleone d' Orvieto which hosts several well known festivals. We are walking distance to town with several great restaurants, bars, wine bar, forno, and grocery stores.
Orvieto, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Deruta, Montepulciano, and Cortona are all within an hour's drive. Etruscan tombs, hot springs, Roman ruins and the Duomo of Orvieto are just a few of the regions historical features. Local activities include horseback riding, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, cooking and art classes.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, Health/Beauty Spa
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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Subleasing is not permitted.
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