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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.
il Forno: Piegaro Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 98368ha
il Forno is right by the pool, one of the most unique apartments. It has the 15th century restored stone glass oven in the living room! Four ancient arches with glass French doors have views to terrace with the pool. il Forno is filled with light from many windows with panoramic views to countryside with vineyards, olive groves and farms. A beautiful ancient archway leads from dining to living area. A fully equipped kitchen for gourmet feasts and large dining table seats 6. Two spacious king bedrooms and one bath with large walk-in shower; sleeps 4 + 2 on sofa bed. King beds become twins if needed. Walls are stone and plaster walls of 'velatura' blue contrast with bright yellow and white floral linens; antique folio bird prints. Kitchen is stocked with loads of cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware and dining china. Made into one bedroom apartment on request. WiFi! Exclusive wine/tasting tour of only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special prices on wines to guests.
Large king bedrooms with handmade armadios and beautiful blue and white linens with handmade silk pillow cushions.
One king bedroom has alcove for extra rollaway bed/child cot or crib. Both king beds can be made into twins.
One bedroom can be closed off to make a 1 bedroom apartment for honeymooners.
il Forno can be joined with il Nido to create 3 bedrooms, 2 bath double apartment to sleep total of 7 in bedrooms.
Sofa bed in spacious living room sleep two.
Child crib, high chair and rollaway cot available....moreless
1 face and 1 shower towel provided per person. Please bring own extra large pool towels if desired.
Hair dryer in bathroom.
Large walk-in shower.
Bath cabinets for storage....moreless
Can be joined with il Nido upon request and il Nido is wheel chair accessible from village street level.
TV is for DVD player, no satellite: extensive DVD movie library for adults and children.
Computer internet hookup and wireless.
Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night.
Exclusive wine and tasting tour of the only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts on fabulous wines for our guests.
Special menu and pricing for our guests at village restaurants.
Special activities including cooking classes with local chef.
Historic glass museum tour and brunch with fully curated exhibits, models of glass making heritage of Piegaro village for 750 years.
High chairs, portable cribs, baby bath, children's eating utensils, plates, cups and bowls....moreless
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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.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: 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!