So many reviewers of this delightful accommodation have reported on the glorious countryside with its wealth of history and endless number of interesting hill top towns and villages. All of that is true and it is an explorer's paradise. Even with our four week stay in Il Forno Uno we did not exhaust all the possibilities of sightseeing. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and tune in to Italian time, alternating days of exploration with swimming, reading, relaxing and just enjoying the view from the terraces or the life of the village as it wakens in the morning and comes to life again in the evening. Our enduring memory though is of Colleen and Tom's extreme kindness and generosity when we had a friend join us for ten days. They could not have been more welcoming and provided privacy and comfort at no extra charge in a second apartment rather than have our friend sleep on the sofa bed. For that we are extremely grateful. We will certainly hope to stay again when we return to further explore this lovely part of Umbria and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a high degree of comfort in a living, working village.
- 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