About the property
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 king bedrooms/5 ensuite baths, just steps to main piazza, privacy, huge views!
il Nido is an inviting cozy, but spacious, nest in warm tones of blue and yellow. Entered at street level (handicap accessible) into a large living room with fireplace decorated with antique cooking implements, and gourmet kitchen with granite cooking island. Dining area has table/chairs, credenza, desk and window with huge panoramic view. The king bedroom has large window with panoramic view. Very large bath with walk-in shower and many cabinets (handicap accessible). Walls are original stone and plaster walls of 'velatura' yellow, blue armadio, antique folio art prints, blue and white floral linens. Can sleep another 2 on sofa bed. (can be joined to bedroom to il Forno to sleep 4+). This is a cozy apartment for honeymooners. Excellent in autumn, winter, early spring with fireplace. WiFi. Private terrace overlooking pool, views, table, chairs, sun umbrella, loungers & BBQ
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- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 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!
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It lived up to its description. The standard of accomodation is very good. The village and its people are lovely. The pool fantastic. The housekeeper is very helpful. It certainly exceeded my expectations & I only wished I had booked for two weeks instead of one.
We were very pleased that Karen and Nick enjoyed their stay in il Forno Due! This apartment is our owner's unit when we are in residence and we are so happy to share it with our guests. Our villagers in Piegaro and our host family are so enthusiastic and welcoming of our guests. This is a dream come true for us to share this amazing property and our village with everyone!
L'Antica Vetreria is so delightful. The hosts, Tom and Colleen, make you feel like family. Daily excursions to vineyards, ancient walled cities, outstanding restaurants. Oh, and shopping, too. You can choose pottery in Deruta, ship wine home from Monte Vibiano, cashmere and leather in Cortona...the list is endless. Colleen gives a marvelous tour of the glass factory in Piegaro just steps from the Vetreria. This our second stay and we wil be back
We are so happy that you keep returning to stay with us! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with future travelers who want to stay in a medieval village with all amenities. It is guests like you who drive our passion for sharing the "sweet life" of Umbria. We cannot wait to greet you again like old friends!
Idyllic place, beautiful village, lovely people
From the moment we arrived at Piegaro we were made to feel welcome by Tom and Coleen. They willingly showed us around L'Antica Vetreria and the village and we were smitten from there. Our apartment Il Forno Due was perfect for us. The views are stunning and everything you need is supplied, and if its not you only have to ask. The heart of the village is a few steps, away but you have the quiet and privacy of L'Antica when you want it. Everything is kept clean and tidy and Tom and Coleen are on hand to sort any issues out anytime. We went on the wine tour and loved it so much we went a second time too. Coupled with the wine tour was a visit to an authenic gorgeous Umbrian restaurant. Just perfect. We got engaged whilst we were there so it really holds a special place in our heart and we have already booked to go back next year. I'm counting the days.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning 40 Euro. Available for winter rental November 30 to March 1 by special request. Winter heating 10Euro daily with one bedroom, 20Euro daily with two bedrooms. Please note that we can only accommodate weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday, unless it is low season.