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Enjoy Village Life in Luxury With Panoramic Views and Pool! Near Lago Trasimeno/Panicale/Perugia
Location: Piegaro, Umbria
Sleeps: 12 in Villa; 4-6 each in 4 apartments
WE OFFER SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITALY:
a luxurious vacation home with terraces and POOL right INSIDE the encircling walls of an historic village WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS! Not your average farmhouse miles from town, or a small village apartment with a tiny balcony. We have a huge 940 square meters beautifully restored 13th century glass works built in the medieval walls of Piegaro, Umbria. In the middle of everything you want to see: on the border of Tuscany (next to Citta della Pieve), near Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Panicale and Perugia. A car is recommended to tour all the sights!
We have lovingly and beautifully restored this huge ancient glass works, L'Antica Vetreria, into a large villa and four apartments 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.
Each of 4 apartments has living and dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens, folio art prints, hand-crafted armadios, comfortable couches, WIFI, laundry access, terraces provided with sun loungers, umbrellas, outdoor table with chairs and BBQ:
La Cantina has 2 bedrooms (one king and one twin) has two storeys: ground floor on village street level with kitchen, dining and living room, two glassed french doors opening to balconey and terrace overlooking pool and countryside
il Forno Uno has 2 spacious bedrooms, shared large bath, spacious living room with restored 15th century glass oven, dining and kitchen, private terrace right beside the pool and wonderful panoramic views from living, dining and kitchen.
il Forno Due has 1 lovely bedroom with panoramic view, living room with beautiful antique fireplace, gourmet kitchen with cooking island, another panoramic view from dining room and extra large bathroom; this is our "honeymoon" suite! We have had several celebreties stay here.
La Terrazza has 2 extra spacious bedrooms w/ensuite baths, large grass terrace with views, one level below the pool; it is the most ancient with 9th century barrel-vault ceilings, arrow slit windows and meter thick stone walls, lovely living room with glass french doors to terrace, separate dining room and large kitchen.
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 and defensive tower 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.
Our romantic 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 forty minutes. Florence is an hour away and Rome in under two hours. Chiusi train station is 15 minutes away for trains to Rome, Florence, Milan. Dine on fresh fish from Lago Trasimeno. See all the sights and return home to a glass of fabulous Umbrian wine and take a swim in the pool!
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. Hannibal defeated the Romans near our Lago Transimeno.
We offer many specials: catering, cooking lessons, discounted auto rentals with free pickup and departue service from nearby Chiusi, fishing, hiking, guided tours of Siena, the Val d'Orcia, Assisi, Gubbio and Cortona.
Colleen Simpson, the owner is in residence and strives to provide every detail to make your stay both memorable and enjoyable. She loves to share her knowledge of the area and has provided "Suggested Itineraries" booklets, travel guides, and valuable insights for shopping (leather and cashmere) and dining opportunities in both Umbria and Tuscany. Her adopted family, the Mencarelli's, are also on hand to give cooking lessons, provide gourmet catering, lead fishing expeditions and provide a warm Umbrian welcome to our guests!
Company: L'Antica Vetreria
Name: Colleen Simpson
Street: Via Cavour 24A
State/Province: Umbria (PG)
Zip/Postal Code: 06066
Website: www.anticavetreria.netE-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #4020, on Slow Travel since 3/3/2010
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