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The Village

Piegaro is a village where you can feel the ancient air of history.
Quiet and relaxing on the top of a green Umbrian hillside you can imagine the place without  having seen it before and when you arrive you seen to know it and it has always been there.
Passing centuries the village has certainly seen celebrities coming from Perugia or Città della Pieve: hurrying by the inhabitants met Raffaello the great artist, they heard, probably distractedly the praises of Jacopone and the prayers of  San Francesco.
Hurrying distractedly, we should say because the inhabitants were busy working in the fields like other Peasants as well as in the art of glass making, following the old Phoenicians eredity.
Yes, Piegaro has always been and today still is one of the most important centers of the glass industry not only Iin Umbria.
Today the traditional craftsmanship has changed into industrial production and therefore also the inhabitants of Piegaro have changed actitude towards the modern logic.
Nevertheless the educated and watchful will not fail to notice the breath of ancient time and the rural atmosphere of the past.

 
The History

Passing Porta Romana you will find Palazzo Pallavicini, beautiful 18th century building, residence of  the Marquis Pallavicini Principi Romani, owners of all the surrounding area.
The Palace, once center of all the agricultural activities of the estate, today still recalls the ancient rooms, the wine cellar, the store rooms for olive oil and grain and the dessicating room.
All wisely transformed into the kitchen and wine bar of the restaurant Mondo Antico.
The noblemen’s Home over the workrooms, residents of the principi, has been reopened to the travellers and the place has come to life and magnificence again with its beautiful arabesques,
With refined and splendid rooms with frescoes of the manieristic school, fascinating Trompe l’oeil  and ancient noblemen’s chapel.
The ancient oil store room has been redesigned and has become a concert and congress hall for about 100 persons. The Ca’ de Principi composed of suites and rooms, provided with period furniture and ancient fixtures, offers to the interested guest the possibility to live quietly this particular and unique residence.

 
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