We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Family friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Antica Vetreria

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Piegaro
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
L'Antica Vetreria
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Just back from Italy and an excellent stay at L'Antica Vetreria. We had an appartment with a terrace that backed straight onto the pool which our children enjoyed very much. There are more glamorous hilltop villages in Tuscany and Umbria, but the flip side is the village of Piegaro is very quiet and safe, which gives kids the opportunity to head out on their own for ice creams... There is plenty to do in the area, and as set out in the many reviews the owners have thought through the set up of the appartments very well, the conversion of this very old building respects the old but with modern comforts and Tom and Colleen are on hand to advise on activities far and wide.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rkcam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
We loved having you and your children with us in il Forno apartment next to the pool. We are thrilled that we found such a big property in such a safe and welcoming village. Guests love that children can go on their own to the café for a gelato or play safely in the piazza with the Italian children. Life in a small hilltop village is the true essence of an authentic Italian life. Thank you for such a nice review and we hope you will return someday!
Best regards, Colleen and Tom
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    85
    5
    3
    0
    1
See reviews for
40
26
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Yes, you can have the best of both worlds. L`Antica Vetreria is a beautifully restored and converted ancient glass factory offering a number of different and flexible accommodation choices, all of which have just about every modern convenience you could wish for. So the old and the new combine seamlessly and the result is perfection.

We stayed in the unit called Il Forno Due, and this was really well-suited to us - not least as my wife was experiencing some acute walking difficulties and, being all on one level and with a walk-in shower, the accommodation was just right. This apartment is very spacious and extremely well-equipped - including probably the best self-catering kitchen we have have encountered, and we have encountered a few! The only slight downside of this apartment was that it didn`t have a terrace leading directly off it, but then this was our trade-off for everything being on one level. And, besides, we did have our own specially designated outside area on an elevated terrace above the pool. This area has a beautiful view of the complex itself set in the lovely Umbrian landscape.

When you stay at L`Antica Vetreria, you buy not just accommodation but, potentially, a whole `package` of which you can take as much or as little as you like. So, for example, the extremely friendly and helpful hosts (Tom and Colleen) offer a wine-tasting tour, they arrange introductions to local restaurants, bars and shops, and they arrange visits to good restaurants and to evenings in nearby villages where there is good food and entertainment. In addition they provide a general `concierge` service to guests with advice, recommendations and practical assistance on everything from places to see, places to eat and how to `navigate` all things Italian. All this is done in a genuinely helpful but non-intrusive manner. It is a refreshing contrast to the sometimes impersonal, sterile service that can all-too-often be encountered in otherwise efficiently-run hotels.

Tom and Colleen are really good proprietors, custodians and managers of L`Antica Vetreria. This can be seen in the way things have been planned and organized to run smoothly, all geared up to ensure the guests can relax and have a really good time. Both of them work hard, are involved and are `hands-on.` They appear to be supported by an efficient team of cleaners and support workers.

Other reviewers have commented extensively on the location of this property and its ideal position in terms of visiting many villages, towns and areas of outstanding beauty and/or interest. Those reviewers are 100% right. You cannot run out of places to visit and things to do. Sometimes, however, the right thing to do might be simply to experience Umbria through a detailed appreciation of one local area. Staying in Piegaro at L`Antica Vetreria would offer the rewarding opportunity to immerse yourself in the village, the culture and the local rhythms of life.

This was a brilliant week for us (13th to 20th July) and we are entertaining thoughts of returning as part of a larger family/friends group.

We highly recommend L`Antica Vetreria

Brian and Pauline Thomson

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Brianbru1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
We were delighted to have Brian and Pauline as our guests and are looking forward to having them once again, perhaps, in the Villa with more friends or family! It was a great week and they bonded with other guests, took part in local activities and still managed to see a lot of Umbria. As Brian noticed, Tom and I strive to make our guests' stay a memorable one and we are encouraged by valued guests like Brian and Pauline who appreciate all that we do. Grazie Mille, Brian for a great review and for gorgeous photos that you sent us!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Our family spent a week in Piegaro at L'Antica Vetreria. We had such a great time. It was really comfortable for our two families - and we loved the town. It was a great location for day trips to more hill towns than we had the time to visit. We also enjoyed staying in Piegaro and enjoying the pool. Colleen and Tom are wonderful hosts and made sure anything we needed was available to us. We can't wait to return!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Villa - but several apartments are available too for smaller groups.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank HCS2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Having your two families in our beautiful Villa was a highpoint of our spring! Such a great time touring together and enjoying la dolce vita in our little village. We hope to visit with you someday in Seattle and will welcome your return to Piegaro.
Kind regards, Colleen and Tom
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

This is the best of an Italian experience. Piegaro is a picture perfect village and L'Antica Vetreria the place to stay. Our apartment was the best accommodation we had during our entire three country month-long European journey. It was tastefully decorated with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and gorgeous views out of every window. This is the place to recoup and relax. Tom and Colleen are gracious hosts looking after every detail to make one's visit memorable. The best part of staying with them in Piegaro was the cooking class and contact with local villagers and merchants who all were so friendly - and oh so patient with our Span-Italian. Great place for couples needing a get away rest or for a family building memories. Don't miss it!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Auklet R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Helen, It was our complete joy to host you and Berry in beautiful La Cantina overlooking the pool! What great memories we made the week you were staying. So happy that you enjoyed our sweet and welcoming village. The merchants and chefs adore our guests and we will tell them how much you enjoyed meeting them! We hope you will return someday as there is so much more to see and do.
Kind regards, Colleen and Tom
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We just spent two weeks in Italy with one week in Piegaro at this beautiful renovated glass factory. We stayed in Il Due. It was perfect for a couple. This was a great location to do day trips to various towns/villages. See Colleen's recommendations. Pool is beautiful and was great to take a dip after doing a day of touring. Colleen and Tom are wonderful hosts! Take the wine tour and make sure you do the lunch trip to ValVerde (sp?) restaurant! We also did a cooking lesson with Salvatore at Juni's. So wonderful!!! We would love to go back some day! The people of Piegaro were so welcoming! Thank you, thank you!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Gingester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
We are so pleased that you loved your vacation spent in il Forno Due and in our beautiful and welcoming village of Piegaro. It is guests like you that inspire us to continue to follow our passionate embrace of our little region of Italy. We do hope you will return as many of our guests do to make your home with us, if only for a week or two!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

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!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank beachgetaways
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Wow! We are SO pleased that you loved everything about your visit with us, and grateful that you expressed in such detail all the pleasures that you experienced. We do devote ourselves to our guests and feel that we are in the business of "making people's dreams come true". For six years now we have been welcoming guests from over 23 different countries and it is guests like you that inspire us. The welcome mat is always out for your return!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Crozet, Virginia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We spent five nights at L'Antica Vetreria in the La Cantina Apartment and wish it could have been more. The location is perfect for exploring the many sites of Umbria and Tuscany or to simply enjoy time relaxing in a lovely country setting. The owners, Colleen and Tom, have done a magnificent job renovating the former glass factory into comfortable, attractive, and historic self-contained apartments. The small community of Piegaro is friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed several meals in the local restaurants. On the whole, a wonderful experience and we hope to return.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Nancy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ColleeninPiegaro, Owner at L'Antica Vetreria, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
We value your taking the time to tell others about your experience staying with us. We were so lucky to have found such a magnificent project to renovate and in such a pristine and welcoming little hilltop village in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. We looked for over ten years to find the perfect place and love to share it with our wonderful guests. We hope you will return as many of our guests do....one week is just not enough time!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Piegaro hotels
5.6 mi away
Casa Vacanze Il Piccolo Noce
Casa Vacanze Il Piccolo Noce
#1 of 3 in Pietrafitta
5.0 of 5 bubbles 53 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ca' De' Principi - Residenza D'epoca
6.2 mi away
Agriturismo Abbazia Sette Frati
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.2 mi away
Abbazia dei Sette Frati Agriturismo Fratres
1.1 mi away
No photo provided
Agriturismo La Sirosa
#7 of 13 in Piegaro
4.5 of 5 bubbles 6 reviews
1.1 mi away
Agriturismo Tenuta Il Polardo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to L'Antica Vetreria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about L'Antica Vetreria

Property: L'Antica Vetreria
Address: Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 24A, 06066, Piegaro, Italy
Phone Number:
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Piegaro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Piegaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing