My wife, adult daughter and I spent a wonderful week at Antica Vetreria. We rented a two bedroom apartment called il Forno. The apartment was immaculate, had a well equipped kitchen, and was tastefully decorated. My daughter was on an Easter break from university but still needed to take some time to study. The apartment was perfect for this task being bright and spacious. The apartment above us was rented to a family of four but we could not tell there was anyone in the apartment above, that is how well the building is constructed. The owners (Colleen and Tom) have done an amazing job restoring/renovating an abandoned glass factory into 5 apartments. Their attention to detail throughout the entire building never failed to amaze me. Their knowledge of the town and surrounding area was very interesting and most useful when planning our day trips. They are the perfect hosts and ambassadors for the village of Piegaro.
Today is our last day at L'Antica Vetreia. As I sit here thinking of the last 2 weeks here I can only think how wonderful each day has been. The building is an antique glass factory which has been lovingly restored into 4 unique apartments by Colleen Simpson and her husband Tom Webb who moved here 10 years ago from Seattle.
The setting is a small walled village in the hills of Umbria near the Tuscany border. Colleen and Tom are incredible hosts. INCLUDED in your stay here are tours that either Coleen or Tom take you on: a tour of the local glass museum, a local weekly outdoor market in the next village and a winery where you drive jeeps out to the olive groves and vineyards. Of course there is tasting in the beautiful winery after and then off to a lovely restaurant for lunch. Colleen knows so much history of the area it boggles my mind! She is available for additional tours or use her handwritten guide which will give you suggestions for day trips, what to see there and restaurants to enjoy. My husband and I came here with another couple and all 4 of us have enjoyed our stay beyond our expectations. Here is a link to this beautiful villa, http://www.anticavetreria.net If you are thinking of visiting Umbria L'Antica Veteria is the perfect place to base yourself to visit Umbria and Tuscany.
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