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Relax INSIDE a Village: All Amenities-Pool, Privacy, Views! Shops, Restaurants - il Forno

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



il Forno

il Forno is right beside 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.

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:
20 May, 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 stayed at L'Antica Vetreria in early May 2010 in the apartment called "Il Forno Uno". It is very modern and fully equipped, including everything you would need in the kitchen and even a hair-dryer in the bathroom. The bed and the pillows were comfortable; towels were provided; and there is access to a washer/dryer. The owner also provided both wireless and cable access to the Internet. My unit opened directly onto the pool area and had views of the Umbrian countryside. The comune of Piegaro is accessible by car to places such as Perugia, Orvieto, Spello, Assisi, Todi, Gubbio and Lake Trasimeno and the property is accessible by foot to a glass-making museum, a bakery, bar, butcher-shop, restaurant and convenience store. If you are in this area, make sure to eat at Il Faliero in Sant'Arcangelo, which is near Lake Trasimeno. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area and the town itself, and was very helpful. I would stay here again and would recommend it without reservation.
May 2010
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Final Cleaning 50 Euro paid at arrival.
Winter heating 20 Euro daily.
Available November 30-March 1 by special request.
Please note that we can accommodate weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday only, unless it is low season.


Accommodation and facilities for il Fornoin Piegaro in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


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il Forno
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Snohomish, WA

Fantastic Vacation in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing trip to Umbria, Italy in May, 2009. Staying at L'Antica Vetreria, a converted 12th century glass factory that has been renovated into wonderful apartments, our time at il Forno Due will never be forgotten. With our lovely home away from home as base camp, we traveled to many of the surrounding cities and really explored Umbria and Tuscany during the day, and returned home to an evening of swimming and relaxing. It was heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a lovely time with Ardel and her wonderful family! They did an amazing tour of all the sights in Umbria and Tuscany, and even got to experience the beautiful waterfalls of Marmore! We hope they come back soon, for there even more sights to see.
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Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second time to L'Antica Vetreria and it was just as good as the first. I cannot say anything bad about the resort. Tom and Colleen are gracious hosts who we get along with very well. The units comfortably sleep 4 as we have 2 teenage daughters and we had plenty of room. Piegaro is a great little village very safe and the locals are extremely nice. Having a car is an asset but not mandatory it just enables you to explore the beautiful hill towns surrounding Piegaro and there are many! We are looking forward to returning once again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kenmore, WA

Il Forno Uno

  • 5 of 5

I spent one week at il Forno Uno in May 2010 and I most say I was very impressed with the property itself, the apartment, the owners and the quaint village of Piegaro. The apartment was lovely with plenty of room, great amenities and a fabulous view of the Umbria countryside.We were able to do many day trips from here and explored beautiful hilltowns, a winery and just drove around enjoying the beautiful views everywhere you looked.

Collen was the perfect hostess helping us with every little detail.

I highly recommend this property and plan to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newburyport, MA

Il Forno Uno at L'Antica Vetreria

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at L'Antica Vetreria in early May 2010. The apartment Il Forno Uno was large, very clean and modern, including the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen was fully equipped right down to the electric coffee pot, and I had access to a washer/dryer. Also, the owner provided both wireless and cable internet service.

The comune of Piegaro is within easy driving distance to Perugia, Spello, Assisi, Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno. It's a good place to stay if you are touring Umbria and southern Tuscany. My favorite restaurant was Il Faliero in Sant'Arcangelo, across from the lake.

Within walking distance from L'Antica Vetreria were a bar, bakery, grocery store, butcher shop and convenience store.

I enjoyed my stay there and would stay there again and can recommend it to others without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 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.