It' s All around you; That means that you can actually see from Po' del Vento: Città del Pieve (13km), Cortona (35km), Chiusi (10km), and Montepulciano, Chiusi Lake, Trasimeno Lake(10km); Perugia (42km), Assisi (60km) from the top of the hill, but not Florence (120km), Rome (145km), Orvieto (35km).
Po' del Vento in Miralaghi estate, 350 hectares of beauty, only 15 km from the A1 motorway, at an altitude that goes from 450 to 650 msl, with an enviable climate, both in winter and in summer, is in the middle, on top of a hill, overlooking Chiana Valley.
Po' del Vento is a nice, comfortable, of f the XIX century, stone country house with a unique view over Trasimeno and Chiusi lakes across to the Amiata and Cetona mountains in the background, surrounded by famous, ancient villages: Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Chiusi the old capital of Etruscan
At night, don’t miss the spectacular view of the dark sky crowded with stars and the surrounding valleys lit up by hundreds of pin-point lights.
I tried to make the apartments following the natural architecture of the old farmhouse and my Italian taste. I mixed together ancient and modern, trying to give you all the comforts you have at home.
Po' del Vento is divided in three apartments: Po' del Vento 1 at the first floor with a large terrace, a large dining room, separate kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower.
Po' del Vento 2: 1 sitting room with a area for the kitchen, opening onto the garden with a gazebo overlooking the valley, 2 twin/double bedrooms with 1 bathroom.
Po' del Vento 3 Ground floor ,1 living/dining room , 1 kitchenette,1 gazebo overlooking the valley, 2 twin/double bedrooms with 1 bathroom.
All flats have their own parking places, their own external living spaces with garden furniture, barbecue, mosquito nets at the windows, heating, house linen, HI-FI, hair dryer.Wi-FI.
Close the house the swimming pool (6X11) with the shade of the trees the perfume of the roses and sun-beds partly covered to let to read your preferred book.
Near is the children play ground with the swing, the slide, the tunnel, the sand-pit, the duck on the spring , the house of the children.
In to the estate there is also a bowling green, the gym-trail into the forest, a fishing pond, another one where to take a picnic with table and benches, 20 Km of scenic paths, ping- pong and soccer table.
Nature, culture, art and relaxation: come to Po' del Vento to discover some of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Italy and to admire some splendid works of art dating back to the Roman-Etruscan civilization through to the Renaissance.
Or just enjoy Po del Vento in Miralaghi property with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to untouched nature with dense woodlands full of wildlife, FISH at our fishing pond (No-kill fish), take a PICNIC at the Romantic lake, do, as Rambo, the FITNESS trail in the forest (17 stops, the children like it a lot ) or simply walk along it.
NATURE in the forest is amazing; climb on the two birds watching,lies under a tree chattering or reading or simply looking at the changing sky; you will recharge your batteries
Tired? Play bowls, play chess under the oak, admiring the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you,eat out and try our local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.
Born as a hunter’s reserve there are still many species of wild animals, which I try to protect in every way: foxes, roe deer, hedgehogs, porcupines, wild boars, hares, and squirrels near Foresteria and Villa Miralaghi fire-flies in June, July. A couple of buzzards and a hawks often circle above us. A family of barn owls is often seen at night. Robin, jay, hoopoe, green-peak are usual visitors. Pheasants and partridges are often set free here.
At the begin of spring there are the violets, in Italy we do a delicious blue candy with the violets, a lot of wild flowers during the spring, the sun-flowers in summer; In september in the forest you encounters carpets of cyclamens. At the end of September until the beginning of November you can find many species of mushrooms- books explaining them are at home .
If you like a different experience come the first week-end of November when we start the harvest of the olives.
Every week I invite my guests at the swimming pool to introduce them at the masterpieces of the sorroundings: Paciano a faboulous middleage small fortified village, Panicale a wonderful renaissance village, Chiusi the old etruscan capital of King Porsenna with the etrusca tombs to visit and the underground town.., Montepulciano where is the most beautiful cellar of the world (and the wine, of course), the playgroung of Twilight II, Cortona (under Tuscany sun) the one I like more with a wonderful museum with the oldest lamp in the world (IV cent. BC), Castiglione del Lago on the Trasimeno Lake with the fortress done by Federico II to reach through the walls of the town, his nice weekly market..., The Maggiore island in the lake to reach by ferry from where admire the sunset on the lake. Sarteano where a new etruscan- roman tomb has been recently discovered, Cetona with the preistorical caves, San Casciano or Bagni San Filippo where to go to take a hot bathe during the winter....Perugia with the stunning Rocca Paolina marvellous and unknown.
Once a week I do a lesson- testing on extra virgin olive oil.
There is still much to see: in Arezzo there is a nice antiquity market the first Sunday of every month, Siena of course, Assisi the town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other , , ,Gubbio .
And staying more than one week don't miss Le Marmore falls the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves where I've never been in all my life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour,
Città della Pieve, Cetona
S.Casciano dei Bagni (Take the swimming suit and the voucher),
Radicofani ( Val Di Norcia)
Chiusi, Montepulciano, Montichielli Follow the
indication to Montichielli going toward Pienza ( Humanity’s Treasure)
Castiglione del Lago, Cortona
Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino, Palazzo del Pero, Monterchi, (Madonna del Parto), San Sepolcro (Museo Civico La Resurrezione), Anghiari (Restaurant Il Cantuccio), Valico Di Scheggia
From Castiglione del Lago, l’Isola Polvese by boat
Corciano, Perugia (going from Magione), Spello
Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo (San Pellegrino)
Paciano, Panicale, Perugia
Assisi, Spoleto or Gubbio
Firenze e Roma (by train in 1 hour)
For more information on cultural events, do not hesitate to browse the documentation put at your disposal or give a glance at our fb page: miralaghi
The property was bought by my grandfather after World War II, when returning from Africa, was looking for a property near Rome, that reminds him of the wide spaces of Africa and he felt in love for Miralaghi estate where is Po' del Vento. All around us there is not the savannah, of course, but hundreds of kilometers of nature, culture, architecture all around you.
I like a lot this place because is in the hearth of the most beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany and I like to share it: it is a unique place. The air is clean, full of good energy, the silence is broken by the birdsong.
I stay at the country all year long. I live in another house in the estate where I like to invite my guests for a drink.
Miralaghi is a perfect place where to live and work because is beautiful, near Rome and Florence in un area full of theaters, events, festivals, music, concerts, parade, cinemas. You will find all the info about it on our facebook page under miralaghi- the one with my face.
Sometime I do a horse-ride inside the estate with a magnificent Arab from the near riding-school.
or simply I like to sit on the stair of the house to chat with my sons while we admire the countless stars in the pure sky above us.
if you come to me you follow my advice: ne evening, returning late after midnight stop off; the valley is no longer sparkling with lights: is asleeps and the sky sparkles with lights, has become more close you feel wrapped. They are truly endless the stars of heaven. It 's crazy. Everything is silence. Perfect. Savor these moments, you would like to enjoy all night ... the barking of a dog, distant, barely audible awakes you. What magic moment. Put these feelings inside of you to remind you one day .. at home.
See the hawks play with the wind is a strong emotion.
The temperature is perfect because there is always a gentle breeze: in summer during the day it' s never hot, at night it falls down at 18-20 degree centigrades- IDEAL to sleep.
In winter time if in the valley is foggy here is always sunny 3.4 7 degrees higher.
At the center of a lot of trips in a area where there is the 40% of our architectural beauty of Italy, with a lot of cultural, historical and traditional events
Miralaghi estate is un ideal center for a lot of trips in Tuscany and Umbria. There are two entry one toward Tuscany- from where you arrives and the other from Umbria.
Here you have the opportunity to spend a day in total relaxation at the swimming pool or out your home or do activities with your loved ones, like go fishing at our fishing pond, do fitness in the forest (17 steps) walk or hiking along 20Km of scenic paths... or out: choose the destination of your trip from the top of the hill. It's all around you: Castiglione del Lago, Cortona (Under The Tuscany Sun), Città della Pieve, Assisi (San Francis town) Perugia. Close, for a drink in a spectacular scenary I advise the middle age village (Paciano) and beautiful Reinassance village: Panicale.
Or by train reach in one hour about: Rome or Florence.
In winter time you could go for a day at the wonderful SPA or spend some hour in the night at the thermal natural spring in San Casciano or at Bagni San Filippo.
If you like to be fashionable you can buy the most beautiful fcashmere produced in Italy at factory prices ...and much more