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INSIDE a Beautiful Village with Pool, Privacy,Panoramic Views! Shops,Restaurant - Villa

Colleen Simpson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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INSIDE a Beautiful Village with Pool, Privacy,Panoramic Views! Shops,Restaurant - Villa

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Piegaro Villa Rental Photos and Description

Authentic Village Life: Shops, Restaurants, Privacy, Pool, Terraces and Views!

Live INSIDE a village with a pool and views! We offer something special: the gem of a beautifully restored historic property within medieval walls of an Umbrian hilltop village with shops and restaurants just steps away; private pool and terraces with outstanding panoramas; privacy but all shopping/restaurants in main piazza. HIGH SPEED WiFi! Window screens. Enjoy sunny days/night swimming and spectacular sunset evenings in a faithfully restored 9-15th Century property: original features of grand arches, glass ovens, ancient stone walls and tower. Now a vacation self-catering villa and apartments with fully equipped modern kitchens, king bedrooms, baths ensuite, library and tower. Our private pool and three terraces have panoramic views with outdoor tables, chairs, BBQ, sun umbrellas and lounge chairs. Enjoy your holiday vacation in an pristine medieval village living 'la dolce vita' of daily village life. No need to drive miles for food or gelato. Everything is just steps from your home! Visit all of Tuscany and Umbria with EASY TRIPS TO WORLD FAMOUS SIGHTS! Stay in the green heart of Italy. Free tour of nearby vineyard and olive groves and free wine, oil tasting! We can arrange cooking lessons, horseback riding, bike rentals, private tours. We live in the village and provide a complete concierge experience if you wish. Complete tour guide books, suggested itineraries, favorite restaurants. Comfortable living in a village with stunning day trips to historic Umbria and nearby Tuscany.

Local Attractions: All the historic hill towns of Umbria and Tuscany are within a short drive. On the border of Tuscany, you can be in historic Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun), Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Spello, Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. Visit all the historic sights in Tuscany: Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, the iconic Val d'Orcia.. Largest water park in Umbria 4km. Golf and horseback riding. Glass museum. Cooking classes available as well as private chef. Private tours of local region can be arranged.

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Details for Villa 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 5 Bathrooms

The historic Villa has its entry through 11th century stone doorway & original medieval doors at village street level. Five king bedrooms, five baths ensuite on two levels w/views (one in top of 9th century tower with fireplace), sleeps 10. Soaring two story ceiling in dining and living room with chandeliers and windows with panoramic view. Large handmade dining table with 11th C. benches seats 14. Within the two story arch is fully equipped gourmet kitchen with antique cooking fireplace. Up the stairs is the tower bedroom with its beautiful historic arrow slit windows and panoramic view; also upstairs is the grand library with piano and wrought iron balcony overlooking the open dining and living area. Features a large stone fireplace, leather couches, handmade refectory table, and books. Handmade furniture, antiques and vintage folio art pieces. Free WiFi Internet. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in world! Discounts for our guests on wine and oil.
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Simpson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Colleen Simpson

We are presently living our dream full time in the amazing village of Piegaro! We love to greet our guests, give advice, teach pasta lessons and generally live the good life in a wonderful village where our friends and neighbors are so welcoming of us and also of our guests. Originally from Seattle we always dreamed of living in Italy someday. It is important not only to dream but to chase that dream with great passion! We love to share this passion with our guests from over 24 different countries.

Colleen Simpson purchased this villa in 2004

Why Colleen Simpson chose Piegaro

It called to us! This vast abandoned glass factory which was the single most historic property in a pristine little perched hilltop village in Umbria on the border of Tuscany. We spent our honeymoon in Umbria in 1994 and fell in love with this region. After searching for 10 years we found our little piece of paradise! We lovingly restored it to become a beautiful and authentic destination for guests.

What makes this villa unique

Every evening the sun sets over the vast panoramic views from the windows and terraces of L'Antica Vetreria. The idyllic countryside is always tranquil and inviting. From the pool one can enjoy privacy and the expanding view over farmlands and hillsides filled with olive groves, vines and sunflower fields. But just steps away is the lively piazza with its shops and gourmet restaurants with outdoor terraces. Each evening one can sit in the piazza and watch the village children play, the elders take their evening walk and feel totally welcomed with warmth. We love to live the authentic life of Italy which cannot be done isolated in the countryside. This way we have the views and tranquility of the country, but the daily rhythms of village life. Everything you need is within these historic stone walls!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A friend and I were travelling throughout Europe this summer and our last week was booked at L'antica Vetreria in Piegaro. We fell in love with L'Antica and the lovely, quiet village. It was the perfect place to spend our last week relaxing and enjoying this beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany. The owner, Colleen, gave us tours to nearby villages and places of interest that we would never have gone on our own. We also visited some of the more well known tourist towns but the charm was in the places not well known to the tourists. Her knowledge of the area, the culture, people and history made our stay very special. Our room was completely furnished so we shopped at the local stores and cooked several meals in but also favored the local eating establishments that had fantastic food. You must try the Pizza Colleen at Osteria Juni's...I'm sure I'll never have one as good until I can return there. We had a beautiful view from our room of the and valley below and the village square is just a few steps from the entrance. Colleen gave pasta making classes one day to guests which was great fun and the glass factory offered etching classes and we each brought home a treasured piece.. I can't wait to go back. It's not just a place to stay, but Colleen has endeared herself to the local people and because of that, they make you feel welcome and embrace you as part of the village. A great stay, don't miss it.
Sep 2010
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews

A very special place

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored villa with a very special history as an ancient glass factory. It is situated in a quaint village which makes you feel a part of the culture. The accomodations give a sense of the old atmosphere and yet with all modern conveniences. The property is very well maintained and the service is delightful and always helpful.

With a car, one can visit all the attractions both in Umbria and in Tuscany. Staying one week was not enough and we look forward to coming back another time.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that your stay in September in L'Antica Vetreria Villa and our beautiful village met your every expectation! We and our Italian hosts strive to provide wonderful service and help to our guests. And we welcome you back to stay anytime you want to experience "la dolce vita" and the true beauty of Italian life in a village. We certainly agree that one week is not enough time to explore all the sights of Umbria and Tuscany available within a short distance! So come back soon. Colleen and Tom

L'Antica Vetreria

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at L'Antica Vetreria, in June 2012, was beyond our expectations. What a paradise carved into the village of Piegaro. The villa was centrally located as we took day trips to Rome, Florence, Assisi, and Cortona to name a few. The accommodations at the villa were excellent. The pool was refreshing after site seeing in 90 degree weather. The locals were gracious and entertaining. Tom was a great host as he took us on tours of the village and winery. His knowledge of the area and history of the towns was very informative and interesting. Colleen and Tom go above and beyond for their guests. We will definitely be back.

Tony and Nancy Fiore

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved having the delightful Fiore group stay in our beautiful villa and our charming little village! You are guests who inspire us with your enthusiasm and appreciation. It is guests like you who make us realize that we are truly living our dream of sharing our passion for Umbria with all. We hope you keep your promise to return for we would love to spend time with you once again.

A supurb place to stay in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation at L’Antica Vetreria in Piegaro, Umbria is available in different configurations for from 2 to 10 people. We had a group of 10 to share the Villa for 2 weeks. It certainly lived up to our expectations, with 5 double ensuite bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable, spacious communal living areas on two levels. Outside there is a terrace and barbecue, and a pool. The location is within a village but it is very peaceful and has gorgeous country views across the valley.

Colleen and Tom were very welcoming and attended to our occasional problems very quickly. They introduced us to the shopkeepers in the little village and the people who live there, who are very friendly. Piegaro makes a good base to explore the many delights of Umbria and Tuscany, and Colleen and Tom have many suggestions to help their guests.

Highly recommended. This was a holiday that will live in the memories of our group for ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, Your amazing group of talented and friendly people will remain in our memory forever too! What a wonderful two weeks! So happy that we got to know you all and made good memories together. In the years spent planning your trip via email, I feel we got to know you, but really meeting your whole group exceeded our expectations of amazing guests! Guests like you really make us feel we have achieved our dreams of creating a welcoming space in our historic property in a sweet village to explore Umbria and Tuscany. Grazie mille, Colleen and Tom

Perfect Visit to Umbria

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Villa at L'Antica Vetreria for the first week of June 2012 and it comfortably accommodated all ten of us. It was the perfect spot for a family reunion, with my sister and her family renting the Cantina apartment next door. Having the warmth and convenience of a charming medieval Umbrian village right outside our door was fantastic. The Villa ia magnificent with gorgeous views from every room. Tom and Colleen are knowledgeable and friendly, and really went out of their way to help us. A truly special property!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gay, We loved having your wonderful and amazing family stay with us! So many great memories of your time in Piegaro remain with us. There is so much to see and do, and remember that you have barely scratched the surface of Umbria and Tuscany, so we hope to see you again, and again!! Grazie mille for being such great guests! Piegaro will remember your family for sure. Ciao, Colleen and Tom
Tampa, Florida

La Terrazza in Piegaro

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the beautifully restored glass factory in Piegaro was wonderful. Great apartment and the village is so friendly. Good central location for day trips and Colleen and Tom are perfect hosts. I was there to attend a friend's wedding and it was picture perfect.

Bess Anderson

Tampa, FL

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, Washington, United States

Magical, One-of-a-Kind Place

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if I am a poetic enough writer to do justice writing about this property. Not only is there beauty to the eye in the unique, historical building, in the gorgeous views, and in the sweet village, there is also beauty for the soul in all of these elements. An experience like this is my favorite way to travel: some days my family took day trips to local sites and played tourist; other days we hung around the village, being a part of everyday community life. For the owners of this property, Colleen and Tom, this endeavor is so much more than a business; it is a passion of the heart that is evident in every detail, large and small. They are completely accessible by email, phone, or in person to share their joy and knowledge of the region, the people, and each and every logistical question you can throw their way. I traveled here with my husband and 6-year-old son, and we all found something to enjoy, and we all wished we could stay much, much longer than we were able. I can't imagine not visiting here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fabro or Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Within minutes you can visit Cortona (of Under the Tuscan Sun fame), Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Deruta, Gubbio, Assisi, Montefalco, Spello and all the historic towns of Umbria. On the border of Tuscany: visit Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, and the iconic Val d'Orcia. Suggested itinerary booklet in each unit.

Other Activities: Exclusive wine tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.


Rates & Availability

From €2,800 Per week

Piegaro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 16 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2015 - Apr 22 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €50.00
Cleaning €100.00
Notes Cleaning fee of 100Euro.
Gourmet chef can be booked for Umbrian cooking lessons.
Available for winter rentals November 30-March 1 by special request.
Easter Week: April 7
Winter heating: metered/about 25 Euro daily.
Please note that we can accommodate only weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday, unless it is low season.
30% confirmation deposit refunded if cancelled before 5 months of arrival date; remainder of rental fee six weeks before arrival date.
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Piegaro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 245 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms ensuite with bedrooms. 1 face and 1 shower towel provided for each guest. Hair dryers in each bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , ensuite bath/tower
  • All king bedrooms can be made into twins upon request. Extra rollaways and cribs available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Library with couches, refectory table, piano, books, guidebooks in addition to large living room and dining room. Large gourmet kitchen has huge ancient kitchen fireplace for cooking and grilling. FREE WiFi. Handmade furniture and antiques, folio art prints. Espresso machine, blender, toaster, American coffee maker. DVD movie library for adults and children. Large screen for DVD player: extensive DVD library for children and adults. Olive oil, balsamic, coffee, sugar, spices, paper products and soap provided. Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night. Exclusive wine and tasting tour of only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on wines for our guests. Special menu and pricing for guests at village restaurants. Glass Museum fully curated with glass making history of Piegaro village for 750 years. Cooking lessons in Villa or with local chef at her residence. Guest Chef will prepare meals.

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