|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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La Terrazza is very private at ground level w/huge private terrace, easy pool access, panoramic morning and sunset views. This most ancient place was the original fortification used for defense. Original 9th century arrow slit windows and meter thick stone walls. Unique features: original glass ovens built by the Venetian glass masters in 1292 in the living and dining room. Two very big king bedrooms, two baths ensuite, sleeps 4+2 on sofa. One bedroom is in base of the 9th century tower! King beds become twins. Original medieval spiral staircase up to the floor above; can be joined with il Nido to sleep additional 2. 9th century barrel vault stone ceilings and plaster walls of 'velatura' peach. Accents of green and peach. Kitchen has utensils, cutlery, dining china and glassware. It has the coolest summer temperatures with thick walls. View from living room to terrace from French double glass doors at ground level. Terrace with table/chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrella, BB.
100 Euros off all remaining weeks 2017 in the VILLA! 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.
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
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.
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!
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 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!
Thanks, Colleen and Tom, for renovating this lovely building in the charming town of Piegaro. It had everything we were looking for - a pool, a beautiful setting in a lovely town (with groceries and restaurants), and lodgings that are luxurious by European standards.
Easily accessible from the Autostrada and within 1 to 1 1/2 hours from Orvieto, Siena and Florence, it made a great base for our exploring. I just wish we could have stayed longer, and wish the weather had been sunnier!