We are a family of four that were lucky enough to find this gem for our vacation to Italy. We stayed in the Villa for one of the weeks of our trip and it was heaven. We are seasoned home rental travelers and this was our favorite place so far. The Villa is wonderful. Colleen and Tom are the perfect hosts. They have thought of everything to help you explore the area or just sit back and relax. We were met upon arrival and given a thorough tour of the Villa. Next, we were given a tour of the village and were able to meet all the lovely residents and shop keepers. The restaurant in the village, Juni's is excellent and we had several meals there after our full day of exploring. The vegetable risotto was my favorite. We had our best espresso and cappuccino in Italy everyday at the Luna Bar and Luca could not have been more friendly. Colleen had sample itineraries in a book for seeing the surrounding area We loved following her directions and suggestions. We had the opportunity to see a lovely winery for a jeep tour and tasting. My girls were able to work a pottery wheel at the ceramic store that Colleen suggested in the famous town of Deruta..One of our favorite memories was booking time in the creative lab at the Glass Museum in Piegaro, Museo del Vetro to make glass tiles. We sat for hours working on our pieces and spending time with Chiara who managed the museum. We loved learning about the culture and lifestyle of the young adult population in the area. She was delightful. We drove over 700 kilometers while staying at L'Antica Veteria. This will be a memorable vacation for all of us and would recommend this to everyone. Thank you Colleen and Tom!
- 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