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

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



il Nido

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

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.

More Details

Colleen Simpson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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

What else is there to say about a month in Piegaro except it was difficult to leave and our children wanted to live there forever! We rented both Terrazza and Forno Due, an excellent combination! We made it back home without issue and are still missing Piegaro. You have created an amazing environment and we are very thankful to have found you and your lovely Antica Vetereria! We had an absolutely memorable time. Sophia and William both said it was the best thing they ever did in their 11 and 9 years respectively.We are hoping to come back in 2012!
Jul 2010
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Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for il Nidoin Piegaro in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 face and 1 shower towel provided per person; if extra large pool towels desired, please bring. Hair dryer provided. Large vanity with storage cabinets. Very large bathroom and handicap accessible; large walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Crisp blue and white floral linens and handmade Thai silk pillow cushions. King can be converted to twins. Antique folio art prints on walls. Panoramic view from window.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
TV for DVD player, no satellite. Extensive DVD movie library for adults and children. Wireless internet access for computer. Terraces and large travertine swimming pool with panoramic view and fully lit at night. Exclusive wine tour and tasting at only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special discounts for our guests. Special menu and discounted pricing for our guests at village restaurants. Special activities including cooking classes with local chef. Historic glass museum with tour/brunch and fully curated exhibits, models of glass-making history of Piegaro village for 750 years. High chairs, portable baby cribs, baby baths, children's eating utensils and plates, cups and bowls.


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il Nido
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Umbria Gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Be Amazed

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Idyllic place, beautiful village, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • 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.