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Live Inside a Beautiful Medieval Village with Pool, Privacy, Panoramic Views!

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

WE OFFER SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITALY: a luxurious vacation home with terraces and pool INSIDE the encircling walls of a Historic village WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS! FREE WiFi!! Not your average farmhouse miles from town, or a small village apartment with a tiny balcony. Just steps to savor a morning cappucino or afternoon gelato, and two 4 star restaurants. We have a huge 970 square meters beautifully restored 13th century glass works built in the 9th century 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 terraces overlooking the countryside filled with vineyards, olive groves and farms. Yet just steps away to central village piazza with all shopping and village amenities!

We have lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glass works, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large vacation property on three levels of the ancient walls with complete privacy for each unit. 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.

LA CANTINA is a beautiful 2 story two bedroom apartment perfect for families with young children or honeymooning couples. One king bedroom with panoramic views, the other bedroom has two singles. Bedrooms and bath on second floor. All rooms have panoramic views! Private stone terrace and balcony overlooking the pool with panoramic views and beautiful sunset dining.

First floor has:
Full gourmet kitchen completely outfitted, living and dining area have full windows and glass doors opening to panoramic valley view. A private stone terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining and lounge chairs. Short stairway to lower terrace with travertine pool. Carefully preserved original stone walls, terra cotta floors and wood beam ceilings with luxury linens in red and white florals. Some plaster walls have ancient 'velatura' rose wash. This is our most bright and sunny apartment! Entrance from our private village street and steps away from all village amenities.
Second floor has:
One king bedroom with two panoramic view windows, hand crafted white armadio; second bedroom is two singles with panoramic window view. One bath with large walk-in shower and view window.

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 have faithfully restored all its unique features including the ancient glass ovens, tower spiral stairway, and many arches, stone niches and ancient kitchen fireplaces.

Available year round with central heating, the villa and each of the apartments have their own unique historic features. SEE OWNER'S WEBSITE: www.anticavetreria.net Our romantic and historic 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 night swim in the fully lit pool!

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

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 two restaurants with outdoor seating, gelateria, two cafes for snacks and espresso or cappuccino, florist, bakery, butcher, wine shop or the two grocers to plan your evening meal. Book an Umbrian chef to cook give you a cooking lesson. Or dine at a gourmet restaurant in the small piazza beside our villa with special menu and pricing for our guests.

At every turn and twist in the 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 glass making.

The history of our surrounding countryside is romantic and enchanting. St. Francis 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.











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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 61 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    All ages welcome! Cribs, child beds, high chairs, baths available, eating utensils....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking within apartment....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets by arrangement and extra deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1). Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 Twin bedroom plus rollaway or crib available., Child Beds (1) Rollaway., Baby Cribs (1) Crib or rollaways upon request., (1) Sofa bed sleeps two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Double walk-in shower. Modern fixtures. View window.

Other Amenities

  • Originally an ancient medieval glass works; all historic details of stone and brick carefully preserved; beautiful windows with panoramic valley view from all rooms. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at local vineyard famous for being the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests. Cooking lessons with local chef. Tour of glass museum with brunch, extensive curated exhibits and models for 750 years of glass making heritage of Piegaro. Many guide books, suggested itineraries, local restaurants and sights. Owners live in village for complete concierge services....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Guide books, itinerary booklet, fiction and non fiction books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    TV monitor for DVD movie player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    TV for DVD only, no satellite: Over 80 DVD movies for children and adults....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic view of Appennine mountains and valley with vineyards, olive groves and farms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

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

General

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet connection and wireless....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiator heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi throughout apartment....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beautiful red and white cotton bed linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable sofa with extra chairs, TV for watching extensive DVD movie collection. Panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows....moreless

  • Parking:

    Safe and free parking available accessed by our private drive....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free and safe parking in the piazza next to our private road....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in laundry room + Self-serve laundry with washers and dryers available in village. Drying racks provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    American coffee pot, Italian espresso maker, French Press coffee pot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking and serving utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soaps provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large fridge with freezer, gas cooktop and oven, microwave, dishwasher, European drying rack in cabinet. Fully equipped with condiments. Italian espresso maker, American coffee maker, French Press....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas stove top with full oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Private stone terrace and balcony overlooking pool with panoramic view shaded by umbrella with sun chairs and dining table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf in nearby Lamborghini golf club and resort. Bring or rent your clubs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large tavertine pool with panoramic views and terrace with sun loungers 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
Spring
Apr 25 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

€1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

€1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

€1,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

€750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €30
  • Cleaning €40
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Saturday to Saturday schedule; weekly bookings only except for winter season..

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


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Location

150 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Firenze
Piegaro
Nearest Barpub
Piegaro
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Lomborghini
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Chiusi
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 Autostrada
Piegaro
Nearest Restaurant
Piegaro
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Amiata
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Adriatic

Car: Recommended

Piegaro Glass Museum in ancient glass works and largest water park in Umbria. Exclusive tour and tasting at the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world; special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests. Discounts at select restaurants in the area. 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 live in Piegaro fulltime now and are always on hand to give our guests excellent service, offer advice on shopping, itineraries or share our passion for Umbria! We offer many specials such as catering meals, cooking lessons, auto rentals, scooter and bike rentals, escorted tours, complete Itinerary booklets to all the historic sights in Umbria and Tuscany, suggested shopping, horse back riding, and much more!

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 historic abandoned glass works in a beautiful medieval village with history. We love being tucked right inside a walled village with all amenities: restaurants, coffee bars, grocery stores, bakery, butcher, pharmacy and more! But complete seclusion and privacy for our guests with pool, terraces and stunning views oriented to the iconic countryside.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We have the only property that we know of right inside a village and just steps to all amenities, but room for pool with terraces and views to countryside and complete privacy. The only way to experience authentic Italian life is in a village savoring its daily rhythms with welcoming neighbors!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Pool with La Cantina balcony above.

    Pool with La Cantina balcony above.

  • Enjoy an afternoon in the pool!

    Enjoy an afternoon in the pool!

  • Kitchen and Dining Room of La Cantina.

    Kitchen and Dining Room of La Cantina.

  • Living Room towards dining and kitchen of La Cantina.

    Living Room towards dining and kitchen of La Cantina.

  • Second bedroom with two single beds and view.

    Second bedroom with two single beds and view.

  • Bathroom with extra-large walk-in shower.

    Bathroom with extra-large walk-in shower.

  • View from every room in La Cantina.

    View from every room in La Cantina.

  • Typical street scene in medieval Piegaro village.

    Typical street scene in medieval Piegaro village.

  • Steps from La Cantina is 4 star restaurant in central piazza.

    Steps from La Cantina is 4 star restaurant in central piazza.

  • Piegaro in July and August.

    Piegaro in July and August.

  • Morning swallows at L'Antica Vetreria

    Morning swallows at L'Antica Vetreria

  • Floor Plan of La Cantina on two levels.

    Floor Plan of La Cantina on two levels.

  • Entry and terrace of La Cantina apartment.

    Entry and terrace of La Cantina apartment.

  • Stone balcony and view of La Cantina.

    Stone balcony and view of La Cantina.

  • Living Room with view in La Cantina.

    Living Room with view in La Cantina.

  • La Cantina King Bedroom with two view windows.

    La Cantina King Bedroom with two view windows.

  • Even the bathroom has a view!

    Even the bathroom has a view!

  • Private terrace of La Cantina with panoramic views.

    Private terrace of La Cantina with panoramic views.

  • The whole property of L'Antica Vetreria: La Cantina at end overlooking pool.

    The whole property of L'Antica Vetreria: La Cantina at end overlooking pool.

  • Morning light on medieval village of Piegaro.

    Morning light on medieval village of Piegaro.

  • Piegaro, Umbria April to June with beautiful poppies and Queen Anne's lace.

    Piegaro, Umbria April to June with beautiful poppies and Queen Anne's lace.

  • Morning Swim at L'Antica Vetreria

    Morning Swim at L'Antica Vetreria

  • Night Swimming in the Pool.

    Night Swimming in the Pool.

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