Your Italian Dream Wedding

Imagine the wedding of your dreams at L’Antica Vetreria in the medieval village of Piegaro.  Romance comes alive in an authentic Umbrian village filled with cobblestone vicolos, ancient wells, fountains, and pathways in the nature park surrounding the village. Rent the elegant and spacious villa to sleep ten, or our entire property with four apartments to sleep up to 25 in king beds and singles.  Small or large weddings can be planned with additional accommodations in an 18th century palazzo just across the piazza, once the home of the Prince and Princess Pallavicini.  Note: At this time we are not coordinating wedding planning.  We can accommodated guests only.
Colleen provides full wedding coordinator services to create the perfect wedding.  From magnificent wedding feasts, catering, pizza parties, picnic lunches or cooking classes, she can arrange everything. 
With many beautiful and romantic venues for your ceremony, you can create a unique and memorable wedding week. • Welcoming party for guest arrival. • Wedding ceremony. • Floral arrangements, brides’ bouquet, groom’s lapel flowers. • Wedding feast. • Cake and wedding toasts. • Sky Lanterns. • Photographer. • Tour of winery, vineyards and olive groves with wine and olive oil tasting. • Picnic in the vines or under the ancient olive trees. • Catering. • Cooking classes. • Local restaurant reservations. • Tours of local historical sites. • Airport and train station transfers.

Elise DeFaveri and David Bendiksen’s wedding September 2, 2010: We're happy to share our experience of our wonderful wedding in Piegaro! We had several guests flying in from Norway in addition to some of Elise’s relatives from Italy. We rented the entire L'Antica Vetreria for a week for our closest family as well as many rooms at the local hotel for our other guests. The wedding spanned three days, but immediate family gathered for a whole week. We had a gathering on Wednesday evening so the guests who hadn't met each other previously could get to know each other. We had some small dishes as well as some very good pizzas from the local pizzeria. The wedding ceremony was held on Thursday at the glass museum with the dinner at the palazzo with a small gift for each guest: a perfect setting for us, but there are several beautiful settings for a wedding ceremony in the vicinity. I'm sure that Colleen can find something that’s perfect for you. We served the wedding cake and had a BBQ in the evening at L'Antica Vetreria in the sunset which was simply stunning. On Friday we spent the early afternoon at a local winery with the tour of the vineyard and olive grove with wine tasting and small dishes. The winery is also very, very beautiful so a good option for your wedding, should you choose it. We had around 50 guests and the wedding went off without a hitch. If you are planning a smaller wedding it will make the arrangements even easier and Piegaro is, in our view, still a perfect setting. Unfortunately we ourselves didn't have time to tour many of the surrounding cities and sites because of wedding planning, but several of our guests did and all of them spoke highly of their trips. We can also mention that we were very happy with the photographer Gianluca Croci. If you wish, we can go into more detail on our experience in using his services. We wish you the best of luck on your wedding. I think you'll have a great venue for the ceremony if you choose to have it in Piegaro. Our friends and family still talk about it and a few of them have suggested that we have every anniversary there, with all the guests present!

David and Elise

  • Elise and David

    Elise and David

  • Wedding in the Museo del Vetro.

    Wedding in the Museo del Vetro.

  • Wedding in the Palazzo.

    Wedding in the Palazzo.

  • Bride and Groom on Wine Tour.

    Bride and Groom on Wine Tour.

  • Wedding in the Palazzo of Piegaro.

    Wedding in the Palazzo of Piegaro.

  • Wedding in the Palazzo.

    Wedding in the Palazzo.


  • I don't know if I am a poetic enough writer to do justice writing about this property. Not only is there beauty to the eye in the unique, historical building, in the gorgeous views, and in the sweet village, there is also beauty for the soul in all of these elements. An experience like this is my favorite way to travel: some days my family took day trips to local sites and played tourist; other days we hung around the village, being a part of everyday community life. For the owners of this property, Colleen and Tom, this endeavor is so much more than a business; it is a passion of the heart that is evident in every detail, large and small. They are completely accessible by email, phone, or in person to share their joy and knowledge of the region, the people, and each and every logistical question you can throw their way. I traveled here with my husband and 6-year-old son, and we all found something to enjoy, and we all wished we could stay much, much longer than we were able. I can't imagine not visiting here again.

  • Wonderful accommodation in a working village with REAL Italians and few tourists. A great place to get the feel of the true Umbria away from the tourist spots. Lovely hill top villages to explore when you have had enough of lazing in/by the pool admiring the gorgeous view. No need to cook either as there are a couple of great places to eat in the village. The meat from the village butcher may just tempt you to barbeque on the terrace though as it is superb quality. Colleen and Tom couldn't be kinder and are always around in an unobtrusive way to help with queries. You won't go wrong staying with them!

  • We have been singing praises to everyone who will listen on this side of the Atlantic about our visit to L’Antica Vetreria.  We had a wonderful time in Piegaro and before we even returned to Fiumicino Airport everyone was saying that that they wanted to come back for another visit.   Our stay with you is going down as one of those fantastic vacations that will survive in family lore for many years...and generations... to come. It is a trip that our three granddaughters will be telling their children.

    My wife tells me that whenever she wants to relax, she mentally takes a tour through Piegaro. The butcher, the grocer, Luca’s wonderful meals and pasta sauce, the daily meetings of “the ladies of the Piazza,” Papina's weaving of palm fronds around wine bottles, our stunning tour of the eco-winery Castello Monte Vibiano - followed by lunch at the little family restaurant “down the road” among the farms that we would never have found without Tom’s guidance, Colleen’s fabulous tour of Assisi …and, not to be forgotten, karaoke night in the Piazza. Who knew that a village karaoke night could be so much fun. All of these things stand out in minds, but most of all we remember the warm embrace of the people of Piegaro and warm welcome and assistance that Colleen and Tom gave us throughout our time at the Villa. We all wish that we could hit restart and discover it all over again.

  • A friend and I were travelling throughout Europe this summer and our last week was booked at L'antica Vetreria in Piegaro. We fell in love with L'Antica and the lovely, quiet village. It was the perfect place to spend our last week relaxing and enjoying this beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany. The owner, Colleen, gave us tours to nearby villages and places of interest that we would never have gone on our own. We also visited some of the more well known tourist towns but the charm was in the places not well known to the tourists. Her knowledge of the area, the culture, people and history made our stay very special. Our room was completely furnished so we shopped at the local stores and cooked several meals in but also favored the local eating establishments that had fantastic food. You must try the Pizza Colleen at Juni's restaurant...I'm sure I'll never have one as good until I can return there. We had a beautiful view from our apartment il Nido of the and valley below and the village square is just a few steps from the entrance. Colleen gave pasta making classes one day to guests which was great fun and the glass factory offered etching classes and we each brought home a treasured piece.. I can't wait to go back. It's not just a place to stay, but Colleen has endeared herself to the local people and because of that, they make you feel welcome and embrace you as part of the village. A great stay, don't miss it.
    Iris Matthewson

  • Thanks, Colleen and Tom, for renovating this lovely building in the charming town of Piegaro. It had everything we were looking for - a pool, a beautiful setting in a lovely town (with groceries and restaurants), and lodgings that are luxurious by European standards. Easily accessible from the Autostrada and within an hour to Orvieto, Siena and Florence, it made a great base for our exploring. I just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • It's been a year since we've been there, but the sense memories are so feels like a week. Colleen and Tom have created a retreat that's elegant and serene. Twenty times a day we'd witness something so simple and beautiful that we'd stop what we were doing and stare: The view of the valley, the clouds, the town, the birds, the 1000 year old interiors. This is the kind of place that when you're telling your friends about it, you'll say: "Go. Trust us. Just go. Stay as long as you can.