We had a wonderful stay at this fully restored glass factory. Our group of 12 took over the main villa. We had 5 bedrooms, all with on suite bathrooms. The main living space is comfortable and spacious. There is also a loft space with additional seating . The kitchen is fully stocked with everything one would need. All we had to buy was the recipes and the food
. This property has many different rentals within the building and this allows folks with smaller groups to stay as well. The owners, Colleen and Tom took us to a local wine tour and we drove carts up the hillside to see the olive trees and the vineyards. They showed us around the town and introduced us to the folks who live in this sleepy village at the top of the hill. That same day they took up to a lovely hilltop town called Panacale. From our villa in Piegaro, we easily made trips to local towns and had lunch, shopped and really got to see and experience Italy. The nights were filed with cocktails by the pool, great meals made family style and lots of laughter in our lovely villa. We stayed in Rome for 2 days prior to coming out and took the train to Chuisi and then caught a cab to Piegaro (about 20 minutes and 30 euros). Some in our group rented cars and this allowed us to get out and explore, using the villa as our home base. We had a lovely time.
- 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 sleeps ten and four separate apartments sleeping four each, each with its own terrace & pool overlooking stunning view of pastoral countryside. From your villa or apartment with fully equipped kitchen, living, dining room & spacious bedrooms with modern baths, it is just steps to main piazza of village with bar/cafes, restaurants, groceries, butcher, bakery, pharmacy & shops. All village amenities to make your stay comfortable and to enjoy typical Italian village life with all its rhythms. The village of Piegaro is very warm and welcoming with a rich history of glassmaking for over 750 years. We have restored the ancient glassworks (vetreria)for guests to stay and enjoy in comfort. Within an hour guests visit all the historic sites within Umbria and Tuscany. Enjoy our 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. Owners live in the village & will help you with all itineraries to show you the hidden jewels of Umbria. Cooking classes available as well as catering, horseback riding, biking, water sports, farm tours. 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 and tour itinerary booklets. 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
- L'Antica Vetreria Piegaro, Italy - Umbria