il Forno is right beside the pool, one of the most unique apartments. It has the 15th century restored stone glass oven in the living room! Four ancient arches with glass French doors have views to terrace with the pool. il Forno is filled with light from many windows with panoramic views to countryside with vineyards, olive groves and farms. A beautiful ancient archway leads from dining to living area. A fully equipped kitchen for gourmet feasts and large dining table seats 6. Two spacious king bedrooms and one bath with large walk-in shower; sleeps 4 + 2 on sofa bed. King beds become twins if needed. Walls are stone and plaster walls of 'velatura' blue contrast with bright yellow and white floral linens; antique folio bird prints. Kitchen is stocked with loads of cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware and dining china. Made into one bedroom apartment on request. WiFi! Exclusive wine/tasting tour of only 'carbon neutral' vineyard in the world! Special prices on wines to guests.
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.
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
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!
Pool / Spa
Our second time to L'Antica Vetreria and it was just as good as the first. I cannot say anything bad about the resort. Tom and Colleen are gracious hosts who we get along with very well. The units comfortably sleep 4 as we have 2 teenage daughters and we had plenty of room. Piegaro is a great little village very safe and the locals are extremely nice. Having a car is an asset but not mandatory it just enables you to explore the beautiful hill towns surrounding Piegaro and there are many! We are looking forward to returning once again.
Il Forno Uno
I spent one week at il Forno Uno in May 2010 and I most say I was very impressed with the property itself, the apartment, the owners and the quaint village of Piegaro. The apartment was lovely with plenty of room, great amenities and a fabulous view of the Umbria countryside.We were able to do many day trips from here and explored beautiful hilltowns, a winery and just drove around enjoying the beautiful views everywhere you looked.
Collen was the perfect hostess helping us with every little detail.
I highly recommend this property and plan to come back!
Il Forno Uno at L'Antica Vetreria
I stayed at L'Antica Vetreria in early May 2010. The apartment Il Forno Uno was large, very clean and modern, including the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen was fully equipped right down to the electric coffee pot, and I had access to a washer/dryer. Also, the owner provided both wireless and cable internet service.
The comune of Piegaro is within easy driving distance to Perugia, Spello, Assisi, Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno. It's a good place to stay if you are touring Umbria and southern Tuscany. My favorite restaurant was Il Faliero in Sant'Arcangelo, across from the lake.
Within walking distance from L'Antica Vetreria were a bar, bakery, grocery store, butcher shop and convenience store.
I enjoyed my stay there and would stay there again and can recommend it to others without reservation.
Fantastic Vacation in Umbria
We had the most amazing trip to Umbria, Italy in May, 2009. Staying at L'Antica Vetreria, a converted 12th century glass factory that has been renovated into wonderful apartments, our time at il Forno Due will never be forgotten. With our lovely home away from home as base camp, we traveled to many of the surrounding cities and really explored Umbria and Tuscany during the day, and returned home to an evening of swimming and relaxing. It was heaven.
We had a lovely time with Ardel and her wonderful family! They did an amazing tour of all the sights in Umbria and Tuscany, and even got to experience the beautiful waterfalls of Marmore! We hope they come back soon, for there even more sights to see.
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.
Additional pricing information
Final Cleaning 50 Euro paid at arrival. Winter heating 20 Euro daily. Available November 30-March 1 by special request. Please note that we can accommodate weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday only, unless it is low season.