Po' del Vento 1: 4 bedrooms, large partly covered terrace, Free Wifi
A old hunting lodge on a hill
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
- english, french, italian
About Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
Hello, The property was bought by my grandfather after World War II, when returning from Africa, was looking for a property near Rome, that reminds him of the wide spaces of Africa and he felt in love for Miralaghi estate where is Po' del Vento. All around us there is not the savannah, of course, but hundreds of kilometers of nature, culture, architecture. I like a lot this place because is in the hearth of the most beautiful area Italy between Umbria and Tuscany and I like to share it: it is a unique place: the air is clean, full of good energy, because in hundreds hectares of woods and forest where the silence is broken by the chirping of birds I stay at the country all year long. I live in another house in the estate where I like to invite my guests for a drink. Miralaghi is a perfect place where to live and work because is beautiful, near Rome and Florence in un area full of theaters, events, festivals, music, concerts, parade, cinemas. You will find all the info about it on our facebook page under miralaghi- the one with my face o nella casa che avrete scelto, in 5 linguye diverse. Sometime I do a horse-ride inside the estate with a magnificent Arab from the near horse riding-school.or simply I like to sit on the stair of the house to chat with my sons while we admire the countless stars in the pure sky above us.
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this Apartment in 1957
Why Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini chose Città della Pieve
If you come here, follow my advice: returning late after midnight stop off; the valley is no longer sparkling with lights: is asleeps and the sky sparkling of lights has become more close, you feel wrapped in it. Are truly infinite the stars of heaven. It 's crazy. Everything is silence. Perfect. To not leave these astonishing momente, you would like of not go to sleep. ... The barking of a dog, in the distance, barely audible captures you. What a magic moment. Put these feelings inside of you to remember them one day .. at home. See the hawks playing with the wind. The temperature perfect because there is always a gentle breeze: in summer during the day it' s never hot, at night the temperature it falls down at 18-20 degree centigrades- IDEAL to sleep. In winter time if in the valley is foggy here is always sunny 3.4 7 degrees higher. At the center of a lot of trips in a area where there is the 40% of the architectural beauty of Italy, with a lot of cultural, historical and traditional events
What makes this Apartment unique
Look at the unique view, breathing the pure air; drink spring water; sleep like an abbot, as written by a client; eat typical dishes of central Italy: ravioli, mushrooms, truffles ... visit the most beautiful medieval and renaissance villages in Italy; near the highest waterfalls in Europe, near the caves of Cetona and not far from those of Frasassi. In an area rich in thermal waters, SPA and natural springs where to have fun. Walking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing on birdwatching, table tennis, darts, table tennis, table football, relaxing in the heated pool or in the jacuzzi . ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON REQUEST • Personal Chef: • Wine tour • Transfer to and from any airport or train station • Rental car facilities • Guided tours of the best of Umbria and Tuscany (special for food, wine, and cultural cities). • Yoga class, cooking, pottery classes • Horse riding, golf, sailing school at the lake. •Astrophisic nights at home are available. • In addition, the owner - sommelier, can hold a lesson on extra virgin olive oil with comparative tasting with our oil. • Last but not least: we can organise, with our hunting guard and his daughter, inside our property, a truffle hunt and a cooking lesson with dinner with the truffles found as base of the recipes For more information on cultural events, do not hesitate to browse the documentation put at your disposal in english, italien, french, spanish and german where I present the region with my local insight.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
2 playgrounds, toys, bikes, games, ping-pong,darts
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Paradise in Miralaghi!!
We Loved our stay. Mausi is kind and generous. She loves sharing ideas of what to do. The property is amazing, we swam in the refreshing pool, relaxed in the jacuzzi, loved the hiking trails, even finding wildflowers in late September. And of course, the views are splendid, across the valley, sunset was glorious!! My brother rode one of the bicycles and loved it! You can see, there are endless things to make your trip perfect!!
Hope we can return soon!!
Thank you for sharing the many activities on the property. Just point out that yes, the pool is refreshing, but because it is heated, otherwise it would be chilling :-)
You are a beautiful little group of true nature lovers. I look forward for you returning soon to Miralaghi.
A Nice Rustic retreat with incredible views
Stayed the 3rd week of Sept 2018. This is a beautiful property with gorgeous views of Tuscany and Umbria as it sits just on the apex of a hill between the two. It is a slight challenge in getting up the hill on a cobbled dirt road (10min) so it is best to get all grocery shopping you need before going up. There are supermarkets within 10 minute drive. This location is approximately 30-45 min from the heart of Tuscany's vineyards. Maria Luisa (Mausi) is a fantastic and easily accessible hostess. The property is expansive with fishing ponds, trails, pool, and hot tub. I would return easily to this location again.
I will wait for your return: you were a fantastic, active group.
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
...Also near a lot of beautiful villages: 10 minutes from Paciano, Panicale, 20 minutes from Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve......midway to Rome and Florence ... and also the fitness trail the ping-pong, the soccer table, the boules field, and a lot of toys for the children. I agree, much better to get all grocery shopping you need before going up or coming back from your roundtrips.
Best holiday view ever!
This was our second visit to Po'del Vento, this time staying upstairs with my sister and her family. The apartment is large with plenty space for us all (4 adults and 3 teenage children) and is very well equipped. The highlight is watching the sunset over the Tuscan countryside every evening following a lovely afternoon lounging around the pool area. Although the temperatures topped the early 30's the breeze around the property keeps the heat bearable, especially at night. This was my sister's first visit to the area and they loved every moment, particularly enjoying a tour around Paciano, the nearest village. Maria Luisa was the perfect host as usual, her knowledge of the local area invaluable and her advice on local trips especially useful. Hope we get the opportunity to visit again soon, still so much to see.
Thank you! I will be honored to have you as my guests for a third time ... and again and again :-)
Lovely place, great hosts, amazing views
We had a great stay at Miralaghi, everything was great. We were in the area for a friend's wedding and this was ideal for a few days break.
The views were amazing and Maria was really helpful and welcoming.
Due to the visit of our stay we didn't get chance to explore all the outdoor activities but I'm sure they're excellent!
Miralaghi at Po' del Vento 1 . Thank you for your kind review. I hope you can come back another time and enjoy the outdoor activities and the beautiful surroundings of Miralaghi . :-)
We had a lovely stay at Po' del Vento 1. The listing was as described and more. We arrived during the holiday season and the house was decorated for the season with a special New Years basket. It was clean and everything was provided. The owner Maria Luisa is amazing. From my first email asking a simple question prior to booking to the final request after checking out she was available. She is quick to respond to all questions. Above and beyond customer service. I would definitely recommend this property and stay here again. It was a great place to explore Tuscany and Umbria.
Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic comment. I'm happy and I hope to see you again at Miralaghi, Po 'del Vento.
Won't stay anywhere else in Umbria
The views from this apartment are absolutely unique and stunning. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Umbria. The beds are very comfortable and the apartment is clean and well stocked. The pool is perfectly heated and there are lots of things families to do here. Trails for hiking or biking, playgrounds, games. The big deck is comfortable and the perfect place to sit and enjoy the countryside. It is a great holiday adventure.
The owner goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of on your vacation. She helped me with some health issues that certainly made my stay more enjoyable. She has excellent knowledge and great suggestions of things to do and places to go. I always listen to her advice. She puts a lot of thought into her rentals and how they can be the best for her guests. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Italy. We will be back in two years for another visit.
I miei occhi stanno luccicando di gratitudine e di piacere :-)).
Grazie mille. Non vedo l'ora di rivedervi.
my eyes are glistening with gratitude and pleasure
Thanks a lot.
Arrivederci a ...fra due anni :-)
18 Km from the highway: Ideal center for a lot of excursions in Umbria and Tuscany and Latium.
In the immediate vicinity, I advise a lovely medieval village: Paciano, 3 Km, and a beautiful Renaissance village: Panicale, 7 Km.
During your walking inside the property you can see all around you: Chiusi at 10 Km, Città della Pieve 14 Km, Castiglione del Lago at 16 Km, Trasimeno Lake 14 Km and Chiusi Lake 12Km , Montepulciano 25 Km, Cortona (Under The Tuscany Sun) at 30 Km, Perugia at 35 Km, Assisi (San Francis town) 50 Km.
Travel on Trasimeno Lake to the fisherman’s isle where you can spend a great afternoon.
If you would like to discover ' Il Perugino' go to Città Della Pieve to Santa Maria de I Bianchi is the most beautiful fresco of him: "The nativity".
Chiusi, the ancient city of King Porsenna, is a city of Etruscan origin. you can visit the interesting archeological museum and the system of tunnel underground the towns used to defense the town.
The tombs, which are very interesting, are visible nearby.
Not far is Montepulciano; the most beautiful Renaissance town in Italy. I advise you to go to the Avignonesi cellars to taste the fine wines and the Redi cellars the most beautiful in the world for Newsweek.
Further away is Pienza the first small Italian city built according to a regular plan. The "ideal town" in the 17th century and one of the “Treasure of the humanity” for the UNESCO.To arrive in Pienza follow the indication to Montichielli, NOT to Pienza.
I ensure you a beautiful charming trip.
On the other part of Lake Trasimeno is Cortona- under Tuscany Sun- At the museum of The Etruscan Academy there is the famous Etruscan lamp, the oldest in the world.There is also a magnificent “Announcement” of Beato Angelico and paintings of Luca Signorello.
You must visit in Perugia the “Rocca Paolina”, a curious item: A barbican built on 200 houses.
Equidistant is Orvieto; the Cathedral is stupendous The Well an emotion for adults and children. And recently they opened the “underground town”.
There is still much to see: Arezzo, Siena, Assisi (The town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other ) Gubbio ....
And staying more then one week don't miss the Marmore falls (they are opened all day long only saturday and sunday), the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves I've been in all my life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour, and still return in the same day.
MARKETS AND FAIR
Arezzo: A nice antiquity market every first Sunday of the month
MARKET EXIBITION Città della Pieve
Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.
Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano
Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona
Umbria Jazz winter: Orvieto 28 Dec. 1 Jan. 2018
Eastern Concert Orvieto Dome, Director Zubin Mehta.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS: Città della Pieve
REPRESENTATION OF LIVING LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.
LET'S PAINTS THE SKYS -Kites and ballons-, (Castiglione del Lago 16km) the end of April until 1 May
Feast of CERI Gubbio May 15
HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 35km) the saturday and sunday of Corpus Domini
L’INFIORATA - The main road decorated with pictures done with petals and seeds- Città della Pieve 12km ) the Sunday of June close to St Luis.
PALIO DI SIENA (Siena 70km) 2 July and 16 August
UMBRIA JAZZ (Perugia 35km) july
PALIO DELLE BARCHE - Palio of the boats- (Passignano 20km) the last week of July
TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around Trasimeno lake: middle of July
PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.
SAGRA MUSICALE UMBRA (Perugia 35km) All along September
Be aware of the beautiful concert at Panicale 7 Km.
L' EUROCHOCOLATE from one week in mid October.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS In Città della Pieve- from Christmas until the end of the year.
FOOD & WINE: Foresterie is set in Region of the best red wine, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world
TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers I advice you that the road that arrives at Miralaghi is one of the 10 best paths in Umbria; around Trasimeno lake there is a dedicated path as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes for 38 Km
SHOPPING: several factories of cashmere knitwear nearby: Losani my preferred and Soldini for shoes.
At about 40 mn drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): , Gucci, Prada.