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Relax INSIDE a Village: All Amenities-Pool, Privacy, Views! Shops, Restaurants - La Cantina

Bedrooms 2
Space 656 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



La Cantina

La Cantina with its own large private stone terrace & balcony. Originally the place where wine was made, it has two floors. At street level, with panoramic views from every room to pool and countryside. Living, dining and kitchen on first floor which open to the terrace & balcony through double glass doors. Second floor: two bedrooms, one with king bed, panoramic windows, and the other two singles; one bath with extra large walk-in shower. Window screens. Sleep 4. Most of the walls are original stone with plaster walls of 'velatura' rose contrast with bright white and red floral linens. This is ideal for families with small children or honeymooners. Kitchen w/full fridge, cook top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, all cooking & eating utensils. European & American coffee maker. Shared washer, DVD player with extensive video library. WiFi. Crib and high chair available. Exclusive free wine tasting tour of only 'carbon neutral' vineyard and olive producer in the world.

About the property

Villa L'Antica Vetreria

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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Colleen Simpson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

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 apartment 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 apartment 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

I can't imagine a finer place to stay than in the lovely Cantina Apartment at 'l Antica Vetreria in Piegaro. I would open the shutters in the morning to the sunlight flooding over the beautiful hills and valleys of Umbria, and end my day with beautiful sunsets. The life in the village is both peaceful and friendly, truly a relaxing vacation at it's best. One of the wonderful amenities of 'l Antica Veteria was the fully stocked kitchen, where you can bring home treasures from the market and butcher down the street as you feel at home in Piegaro. I really appreciated the two floor format with bedrooms upstairs so if one wanted to sleep, the living room noise was distanced. They have great movies for those nights when you are so tired from traveling you just want to relax with a glass of local vino on the comfy couch. Because of the warmth and intimacy of the town you just have to ask the hostess, Colleen, and she will arrange for local chefs (mamas & papas) to come in, and she even teaches a homemade pasta lesson herself, with supplies available in the local shops to take home so you can bring back your new found skills to share with friends back home. It is so great also that the Inn is in the heart of the village, where a walk to Caffe Via Roma in the morning took 1 minute, and the song of the church bells called to a beautiful worship Sundays at noon at 6 p.m. a very civilized time to worship! I can't say enough about Piegaro as an ideal place to vacation, and for l' Antica Vetreria as the ultimate place in which to stay! What more can you ask for, warmth, hospitality, great rooms, swimming pool, majestic vistas and wonderful people to welcome you. Bella!!
May 2010
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Cleaning 40 Euro.
Winter heating: metered usage.
Available November 30-March 1 by special request. Late Autumn, Winter, early Spring can be booked for less than 7 days by request.
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Piegaro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 face and 1 shower towel provided per guest. Extra large pool towels available. Panoramic view from bathroom window. Hair dryer provided and adapter plugs for European plug-ins. Extensive information booklet with suggested tours and itineraries. Owners available for cooking lessons and helpful advice.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 king bedroom with two windows with panoramic views of countryside. 1 twin bedroom with 2 singles. Panoramic view from window.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
La Cantina has many windows with beautiful panoramic views to countryside from every room. Private stone terrace and balcony overlooking pool. TV: no satellite TV, but extensive DVD movie library for adults and children. WiFi thoughout. Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discount pricing to our guests. Glass Museum with tour/brunch fully curated with exhibits, models of glass-making 750 history of Piegaro village. Special menu and pricing in restaurants to our guests. Many special activities including cooking classes with local chef. High chairs, portable cribs, baby baths, children's eating utensils and plates, cups, bowls.


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La Cantina
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A stunning masterpiece of vision and historic reco

  • 5 of 5

A stunning masterpiece of vision and historic reconstruction

This place simply has to be seen to be believed... imagine a medieval glass factory, with huge spaces simply falling to ruin, unused ovens and arched ceiling, a space sitting vacant since WW2. And two slightly deranged/inspired Americans see it and think ... Eureka! And, Eureka it is. This place is simply wonderful... the touches of medieval alongside modern... it emphasizes comfort and accessibility, while surrounding you with a glimpse of life centuries old. We had moments of simple amazement... and thankfulness -- that the hosts, Collen and Tom, were as resourceful and creative as they were to bring this property to visitors. This is one memorable "stay" -- you'll never forget it. Thank you, Collen and Tom!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review! We enjoyed your stay with us so much and deeply appreciate your sharing with future guests what you so appreciated about your visit. It is guests like you who make our dreams come true of providing a wonderful experience of our beautiful property. We do hope you return someday!!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Piegaro, a small medieval village full of charm and history.

La Cantina was perfect. Colleen and Tom did a wonderful job renovating the old glass factory and carving lovely apartments and a villa out of it. We had everything we needed and more was provided for us than at any of our other accomodations. The view from the windows was breathtaking, the birdsong, the wonderful pool. We wished we had booked the flat for 2 weeks and would return to it in the future.

Tom and Colleen were terrific. Colleen gave us so much valuable information before and after we got there. They stay on sight, so besides have their great company, they are available to help out in any way.

They took us on a tour of the entire complex and every apartment is beautiful. The villa is outstanding.

Eileen and Frank

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fabro or Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
14 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.


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