My family loves to travel to other countries and try to get a feel for life there which means getting out of the big cities and seeing something other than the big tourist destinations (although we enjoy those as well). Piegaro and L'Antica Vetreria was the perfect solution. We had four people traveling together and we stayed in La Cantina. It was spacious and had all the items to make our trip perfect. Piegaro is great for day-tripping in Umbria and Tuscany but then offers a very homey place to spend your evenings. We enjoyed buying our meat from the local butcher and his wife and cooking our meals at night as the sun set while sipping a glass of the local wine.
The owners, Tom and Colleen, made us feel right at home and introduced us to the other guests as well as the town. The welcome reception at the local hotel restaurant was perfect after a day of traveling. We enjoyed the history of the building and the care they had taken in restoring the it.
We almost always stay in owner-owned properties when traveling and this was one of the best ever. We will definitely be back to L'Antica Vetreria in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique historic property within the medieval walls of a perched hilltop village in Umbria on the border of Tuscany. Huge Villa and four separate apartments, each with terraces & pool overlooking stunning view of pastoral countryside. From your apartment with fully equipped kitchen, living, dining room & spacious bedrooms with modern baths, it is just steps to main piazza of village with cafe, restaurants & shops. All village amenities to make your stay comfortable and to enjoy typical Italian village life with all its rhythms: restaurants, bar/cafes, butcher, groceries, bakery, pharmacy, gift shops. Within an hour guests visit all the historic sites within Umbria and Tuscany. Enjoy a free tour of local winery with tour through ancient olive groves & right through the vines; free tasting of wines and olive oil on panoramic terrace. Owner on site & will help you with all itineraries to show you the hidden jewels of Umbria. Cooking classes available as well as catering. We strive to make our guests dreams come true by paying attention to all the details, from provisioning the kitchen with all condiments like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, paper products to helping daily with special suggestions. Piegaro is a very special little village and we are blessed to be part of a rich history by preserving one of its most historic places. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- l`Antica Vetreria Hotel Piegaro