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Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 24A, 06066, Piegaro Italy
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#2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Piegaro
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Historic property in the medieval walls of village in Umbria border of Tuscany. Huge Villa sleep 10 & 4 separate apartments sleeping 4, each with own terrace & pool overlooking stunning countryside. Window screens. Villa or apartments equipped separate kitchens, living, dining room & bedrooms with modern baths, few steps to main piazza with village amenities: bar/cafes, restaurant, groceries, butcher, bakery, pharmacy & shops. Enjoy typical Italian village life with all its rhythms; it is warm, welcoming & has a rich history glassmaking for over 750 years. Renovation of 1292 glassworks for guests to enjoy in comfort vapor fans in summer & heat in winter. Guests visit all the historic sites within Umbria & Tuscany. Free wine/olive oil tour & tasting with tour through ancient olive groves & through the vines. Owners live in the village, providing concierge services: help with touring, booking cooking classes, catering, horseback riding, biking. Free tour of village.
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J P Dank wrote a review Nov 2019
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It is now November and here in the Pacific Northwest the cold, wet weather has set in. I'm finally writing this belated review as I reminisce about my family's wonderful, sunny trip to Italy this past summer. A highlight of that trip was the week we spent at L'Antica Vetreria in the picturesque hill town of Piegaro. Colleen and Tom are two North American expats who have created their own "Under the Tuscan Sun" experience, only across the provincial border in Umbria. They found an old derelict medieval glass factory and converted it into four fabulous apartments for rent one week at a time. The location is ideal for day trips with our rental car to locations such as Orvieto, Perugia, Lago Trasimeno, and Assisi in Umbria. It is near the border with Tuscany, so Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Montalcino are also easy day trips. Tom and Colleen are a wealth of local knowledge with tips for local trips to the weekly market in Tavernelle and more formally, a weekly trip for their guests to the marvelous organic and carbon neutral winery, Castello Monte Vibiano. When we arrived, Tom gave us a tour of the village and later Colleen gave us a tour of the glass museum. Piegaro was a perfect place for our family to spend a week off the main tourist track. It has only one hotel in addition to L'Antica Vetreria and a small handful of expats living there. In one week we came to recognize our neighbors, were known on sight at the small bodega, butcher shop, cafe, and restaurant, and felt there was an attitude that we foreigners were guests in the village rather than invading tourists. Our charming apartment was on two levels, a living room and well-equipped kitchen downstairs and upstairs two bedrooms with comfortable beds and a clean bathroom. The swimming pool overlooking the countryside was an added bonus providing relief from the summer heat. Some nights we took home the bounty from the local markets and cooked, eating alfresco at sunset on the flower filled terrace, and enjoying the company of fellow guests in other apartments. We recommend this place without reservation.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Rollanda O wrote a review Oct 2019
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I can't say enough good things about the setting, comfort, people of Piegaro, and cooking possibilities of the L'Antica Vetreria! Six friends, five bedrooms, and our delightful hosts rigged an extra bed for the spacious upstair living space so we all had room to roam and relax. If you want to include a little cooking (or a lot), the kitchen has ample dishes, cookware, and supplies, including excellent local olive oil, vinegars, and spices. Our hosts, Colleen and Tom, made it clear from the start that all was at our disposal, including the fresh herb garden by the pool. Built inward from the 1300s wall, the villa had both ancient roots and superb modern comfort and convenience, as well as knockout valley views from the windows. The charming restaurant and bar just up the street also offered the opportunity to meet the locals and learn a little Italian along the way.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Most of the rooms have beautiful views over the valley. The tower room is great!
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Auklet48 wrote a review Oct 2019
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This is my second visit to this stunning, serene, historic L’Antica Vertreria. So touched was I on my last visit, that I dreamed of bringing my women’s group of 46 years here. This year it happened in celebration of our entry into our 70th decade (although we self-identify as in our 50’s). Colleen and Tom knocked themselves out to make our week utterly magical from the scrumptious dinner at the local restaurant on arrival , glass museum, carbon neutral vineyard, hot springs spa (where we may have irritated others with our attempts at Happy Birthday water ballet), to the visit to Cartona. They are both great story tellers and super fluent in European history. Don’t miss bringing those you love to this utterly awesome place!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Meegan McKiernan wrote a review Oct 2019
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I’m trying to find words to describe the incredibly unique experience of my stay with dear women friends in the precious little town of Piegaro last month, with hosts who have taken this village into their hearts and lives, restoring a 12th century glass factory into an absolutely lovely place to stay, all in the heart of magical Umbria. In this world of such density and rapid change, I highly recommend this lovely travel experience…one that felt as if time was reversing itself, allowing us to experience life in the slow lane, and to not only witness but be a part of a very dear, close-knit culture and community. A truly heart-warming and nourishing experience, made all the better by the generosity of our hosts, Tom and Colleen, who made sure we were able to have all of the available experiences that mattered to us (culinary, winery, touring, glass museum, and more). This offering is deeply rooted in heart and love for a place and its people. Watch out: you might fall in love and stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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john s wrote a review Aug 2019
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There were 18 of us!!! Colleen and Tom made it possible. The setting is perfect. Remote enough, but ammenities at your doorstep. We took up the Villa and two adjoining apartments. Each offered its own unique and beautiful accommodations, all surrounding a pool with a marvellous view of the Umbrian Valley. There were cafe's, a wonderful restaurant, and a butcher shop steps from our door. We spent two weeks and would have stayed longer. Colleen and Tom were always there when we needed them. They even spent 6 hours with one of our group who had car trouble. They accompanied them to the mechanic and drove them back to the Villa. Wow. The location was perfect for day trips. We even spent a spectacular night in a neighboring town for the Umbria Jazz Festival. Colleen and Tom were always there to offer advise, but they also left you to do your own thing. We felt truly at home and cared for. The setting and the hosts made this vacation more than than we could have asked for.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Colleen S, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria
Responded Aug 25, 2019
John, I just cannot tell you what a magical two weeks we had with your family!! We so enjoyed meeting everyone and especially the "wonderful" day we got to spend with Emily and Chris waiting for a tow truck to nowhere. The tow truck driver did not seem to know where to take the car and circled around a lot. It was quite an adventure together! Your family members were just such awesome guests!! Everyone was so enthusiastic and funny! Getting to plan this adventure with you, John, over many months was a rewarding experience for me. Guests like you and your family really inspire the best in both Tom and me. Thanks so much for the great review and just reading it makes my heart skip a beat! Again and again: Grazie Mille!! Colleen and Tom
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ItalyUmbriaProvince of PerugiaPiegaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about L'Antica Vetreria
Which popular attractions are close to L'Antica Vetreria?
Nearby attractions include Vicolo Baciadonne (4.3 miles), Cattedrale Santi Gervasio e Protasio (4.3 miles), and Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at L'Antica Vetreria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at L'Antica Vetreria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to L'Antica Vetreria?
Conveniently located restaurants include Locanda Manfredi, Seven Cafe, and Trattoria Bruno Coppetta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at L'Antica Vetreria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is L'Antica Vetreria located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Piegaro.
Are any cleaning services offered at L'Antica Vetreria?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at L'Antica Vetreria?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to L'Antica Vetreria?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Centro Storico di Paciano (3.7 miles), Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo (4.1 miles), and Palazzo della Corgna (4.3 miles).
Is L'Antica Vetreria accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.