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Inside Village:Pool/Privacy/Views! Just Steps to Main Piazza with All Amenities!

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View of Pool with il Forno at end with ancient arched doorways

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Piegaro apartment description

WE OFFER SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITALY: a luxurious vacation home with terraces and pool INSIDE the encircling walls of an historic village WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS! FREE WiFi! All shopping in the village just steps away! Not your average farmhouse miles from town, or a small village apartment with a tiny balcony. Just steps to savor morning cappucino or a gelato, or amble to two 4 star restaurants! We have a huge 970 sq mtr beautifully restored 13th century glassworks built in the medieval walls of Piegaro, Umbria. In the middle of everything you want to see: on the border of Tuscany, near Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Panicale and Perugia.

Beautiful travertine pool and private terrace overlooking the countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves and farms. Beautiful sunsets! Total privacy and yet just steps away from the central piazza with all village amenities!

A historic and charming apartment with private stone terrace near the pool with panoramic views of green valley. Spacious living room, dining and kitchen with views, two spacious king bedrooms and baths. Enjoy sunsets over the hills, watch the lights wink on in the farmhouses, swim at night in our beautifully lit pool!

Forno is a very spacious apartment with large floor to ceiling panoramic view windows from spacious living, dining room and kitchen. Kitchen and dining rooms have three large arched doorways to private poolside terrace. Sun loungers and table with chairs for outdoor dining. We have preserved the original glass oven that glass masters who came down from Venice used to blow the glass mosiacs in Orvieto Duomo facade. Spacious living room has comfortable couch with chairs, credenza and bookcases and large view window. WiFi! Two large king bedrooms with one large bath and walk-in shower. King bedrooms can be made into twins; rollaway and cribs, highchairs available. Sleeps 5 in beds.

Terrazza has huge grass and stone terrace with panoramic views. Spacious king bedrooms with baths, big living room, kitchen and dining room. A cool oasis in summer with thick walls, historic base of 9th century tower and perfectly preserved barrel vault ceilings and arrow slit windows.

Fully equipped kitchen with American and European coffee makers, all cooking and dining utensils.

Weekly rentals available year round with central heating.

A rare gem, our luxury vacation property had its beginnings in the 9th century. It was once the first glass works built into the 9th century walls by master artisans who came to Umbria from Venice around 1292. We lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glassworks, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large villa and four apartments on four levels of the ancient walls. It is very rare to find such a property within a medieval village with terraces and a pool and private road from the village piazza.

Piegaro is an enchanting medieval village perched on a hill with panoramic views over the green heart of Italy toward Lago Trasimeno. Within its encircling walls is its magical history of over 750 years of glass making! Master glass artisans from Venice, attracted by the abundance of wood and water vital for glassmaking, made of this hamlet a renowned center for production of glass throughout northern Italy. Famous since 1250, the Piegaresi provided the glass mosaic facades for the Cathedrals of Orvieto, Bologna and Milano. They continue the tradition in the modern glass factory in the valley below the town.

Living within a medieval village is experiencing Italian life at its best; what we call 'la dolce vita'. Just steps from our villa and apartments, one can savor a morning cappuccino or have an afternoon gelato while lazing in the sun in the piazza or around our swimming pool with panoramic view. There is no need to drive for miles to a restaurant or shops, for all you need is within its walls. Stroll the medieval cobblestone streets to bakery, butcher, wine shop or the two grocers to plan your evening meal. Book an Umbrian chef to give you a cooking lesson. Or dine at one of two gourmet restaurants with outdoor terraces in the small piazza beside our villa.

Exlusive tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world; special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests!

At every turn and twist little stone streets one glimpses ancient doorways, a palazzo, a well and stairways leading to 13th century apartments with the daily washing swaying in the breeze. Savor the quiet of a nature walk in the serene Parco Rocolo just under L'Antica Vetreria and discover a mountain of blue and green glass shards from 750 years of glassmaking.

The history of our surrounding countryside is romantic and enchanting. San Francesco once strolled through our village on his way to found one of his first convents in nearby Cibottola where he lived for awhile. Walk the ancient pathway of San Benedetto on the way to Citta della Pieve where some of Perugino's greatest art works are displayed. Hannibal defeated the Romans near our Lago Transimeno.

Our romantic village is in the middle of everything! On the border of Tuscany and a few km from the Auto Strada, you can easily take day trips to see most of the hill towns of Tuscany and all of Umbria. You can be in Cortona of 'Under the Tuscan Sun' fame in just a few minutes. Florence is an hour away and Rome in under two hours. Dine on fresh fish from Lago Trasimeno. See all the sights and return home to a glass of fabulous Umbrian wine and take a swim in the pool!





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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children of all ages welcome! High chairs, cribs, baby baths upon request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside apartment....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets by arrangement and deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp from parking and terraces in La Terrazza apartment....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • King size beds (2) can be made into (2) singles for alternative sleeping arrangement, Child Beds (1) Rollaways available, Baby Cribs (1) Cribs available upon request., Sleep Sofa (1) to sleep two. Alcove in king bedroom to accommodate rollaway single....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Large walk-in shower, all modern facilities.

Other Amenities

  • Historic 15th glass oven; beautiful beam ceilings; pool and private terrace with panoramic view; private entrance; beautiful original restored stone walls, archway, original 15th century historic glassworks; luxury vacation in the middle of day trips to historical sights of Umbria and Tuscany; exclusive free wine tour and tasting at local organic vineyard; museum tour and brunch learn about 750 years of Piegaro's glass making heritage with curated exhibits and model. Local chef to give cooking lessons. Owners live in village of complete concierge services....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Collection of guide books, fiction and non fiction books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    Over 80 movies for children and adults....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View across green Umbrian valley toward Pre-Appanine Mountains toward Lago Trasimeno and Panicale....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Bring your laptop: hookups and WiFi in each apartment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton bed linens with custom made Thai silk pillow cushions....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable sofa with two chairs, extra large credenza, bookcases filled with books and art. TV with DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free and safe off street parking in piazza access by our private drive....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of free and safe parking in the village piazza beside our private street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 towels per person: 1 face and 1 large shower towel....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in laundry room. Drying racks. Self-serve laundry with washers and dryers in village. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Italian stove top espresso maker, large American coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking utensils and dining cutlery, china with lots of glassware for entertaining....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 8....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soaps provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with high end appliances: four burner stove, full oven; full size refrigerator with freezer; microwave; toaster; dishwasher; double sink; custom cabinets with granite counters and European drying cabinet, American and European coffee makers...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, spices, herbs, paper towels, dish soap....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas stove and full oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private grass and stone terrace with panoramic view. Sun loungers. Dining table and chairs, sun umbrella and BBQ....moreless

  • Golf:

    In nearby Lamborghini gold club and resort....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private terrace beside travertine swimming pool with unobstructed panoramic view. Pool shared only with our guests....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 24, 2015
4 night min stay
€125
€800
Spring
Apr 25 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Summer
May 30 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Season
Jun 20 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Autumn
Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter
Oct 31 - Apr 22, 2016
4 night min stay

€800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €30
  • Cleaning €50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Saturday to Saturday schedule with weekly bookings only, except for winter season..

30% at confirmation; remainder six weeks before arrival. Please NOTE: We do Not Accept Company Checks for payment. Payment is via PayPal invoice or bank wire transfer only.


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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Firenze
Piegaro
Nearest Barpub
Piegaro
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Lamborghini Golf Resort
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Chiusi
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 Autostrada Fabro exit
Piegaro
Nearest Restaurant
Piegaro
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Amiata
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Adriatic

Car: Recommended

Visit Piegaro Glass Museum and the largest water park in Umbria. Exlusive wine tour and tasting at local world famous 'carbon neutral' vineyard; special discounts for our guests; fabulous wines! Discounts at local restaurants. Cooking lessons available in 18th century palazzo, once the home of the Prince and Princess of Piegaro.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Colleen Simpson and Tom Webb, owners, found this historic glass works in 2004 and completely restored it to its former glory, but with modern amenities, for our guests. We have made our home in Piegaro and are on hand to give our guests excellent attention, offering advice on shopping or itineraries, cooking lessons, guided tours or share our love of Umbria! We offer many specials such as catering meals, cooking lessons, discounted auto rentals, scooter and bike rentals, complete Itinerary booklets to all the historic sights in Umbria and Tuscany, suggested shopping, horse back riding, and much more! We take our guests on an exclusive tour of a local and very historic vineyard, olive groves and free wine and olive oil tasting at the only solar energy Cantina in the world.

Why the Owner Chose Piegaro:
We spent our honeymoon nearby in Montefalco and fell in love with Umbria, returning for 10 years until we found this perfect huge abandoned glass works right inside a medieval village with much history! All the amenities of village life with all shopping, restaurants, coffee bars, grocery stores, bakery, butcher, pharmacy; but with seclusion and privacy and stunning views, terraces and pool oriented to iconic countryside! Being in a village is the only way to really experience the authenitic Italian life with its daily rhythms and friendly neighbors.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is the only property that we know of that is right inside a village with all amenities just steps away, but with pool, privacy and views to countryside!


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Photos

  • View of Pool with il Forno at end with ancient arched doorways

    View of Pool with il Forno at end with ancient arched doorways

  • il Forno Entrance and Pool.

    il Forno Entrance and Pool.

  • il Forno living room to dining

    il Forno living room to dining

  • il Forno kitchen with entrance from pool terrace.

    il Forno kitchen with entrance from pool terrace.

  • il Forno first king bedroom with window towards pool.

    il Forno first king bedroom with window towards pool.

  • il Forno bathroom.

    il Forno bathroom.

  • il Forno Terrace and View.

    il Forno Terrace and View.

  • Morning swim in the pool with panoramic views.

    Morning swim in the pool with panoramic views.

  • Night swimming in the pool.

    Night swimming in the pool.

  • Piegaro in July and August

    Piegaro in July and August

  • Morning swallows at L'Antica Vetreria.

    Morning swallows at L'Antica Vetreria.

  • il forno guest in pool with ball.

    il forno guest in pool with ball.

  • Enjoy an afternoon in the pool!

    Enjoy an afternoon in the pool!

  • L'Antica Vetreria property is right inside the medieval village of Piegaro.

    L'Antica Vetreria property is right inside the medieval village of Piegaro.

  • il Forno first king bedroom.

    il Forno first king bedroom.

  • il Forno second king bedroom, can be made into singles.

    il Forno second king bedroom, can be made into singles.

  • il Forno Bathroom with walk-in shower.

    il Forno Bathroom with walk-in shower.

  • Dine outside with the panoramic views.

    Dine outside with the panoramic views.

  • Colleen teaching children in il Forno how to make Umbrian Pici Pasta.

    Colleen teaching children in il Forno how to make Umbrian Pici Pasta.

  • Just steps away from il Forno is the central piazza w/four star restaurant.

    Just steps away from il Forno is the central piazza w/four star restaurant.

  • Early morning sunlight on the medieval village of Piegaro.

    Early morning sunlight on the medieval village of Piegaro.

  • View from terrace and living, dining rooms of il Forno apartment.

    View from terrace and living, dining rooms of il Forno apartment.

  • Inside il Forno looking to pool.

    Inside il Forno looking to pool.

VRBO #181791

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 03/29/2015
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