Welcome to Robert Miglino's website on his home in San Venanzo, Italy
(in the province of Umbria, right next to the province of Tuscany).
Available for rental by the week, month or longer.
From the Owner
Hello, my name is Robert Miglino. I am a registered respiratory therapist by profession and a medical conference producer. I am 66 and the father of two. I am originally from Brooklyn NY (I now live in Rhinebeck, NY). Being of 100% Italian descent, I simply love everything Italian - Italian food, Italian music, Italian history, Italian art, the beautiful Italian language, Italian culture, the Italian people, the Italian way of life and, well, I could go on and on and on. In fact, my dream is to someday live in Italy at least 4-6 months a year!
For most of my life it had been a dream to someday own a home in Italy. Sure, I was lucky enough to have visited different parts of Italy, but that simply wasn't enough. In April of 2010, I made my dream come true when I found exactly what I was looking for – a modest, comfortable and cozy home, right in the middle of the country! I didn’t want, (nor could afford), a villa in a big city; instead, I wanted a modest home in a village that was off the beaten tourist trap locations but close enough to easily drive or train to anywhere in Italy I wanted to visit. I found such a place in the small medieval village of San Venanzo which is in the province of Umbria right next to the province of Tuscany. Although my house is young according to Italian standards (it’s only 80 years old), my house was completely modernized by the previous owners and by me since I purchased it, and it now has every comfort that a typical nice home in America would have. The home is one block from the center of the village, walk-able to everything the village has to offer, meat market, fruit and vegetable stores, bakery, cafes, beauty parlors, community center (with lots of feasts and cultural activities), new in-ground community pool, soccer stadium and lots more. Incredible views overlook the Italian countryside of olive groves, fields of sunflowers, vineyards and beauty simply everywhere you look. (More about San Venanzo here).
I now rent the house out to others who may be interested in visiting this beautiful country while staying in my house comfortably and economically. San Venanzo is only 2 hours north of Rome and only 2 hours south of Florence by car. One can also get to Rome by train in only 1 hour and to Florance by train in 1.5 hours. The house is only 40 minutes from such famous cities as Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi and incredibly, is only 15 minutes from the world-famous, (hand-painted ceramics) town of Deruta. San Venanzo is the perfect place to stay, not only for the charm of San Venanzo itself, but for its central proximity to literally hundreds of other cities across Italy. Did you know that one can park their car at the Orvieto train station for free for up to 7 days? That’s what I’m talking about !! You may also want to do very little, relaxing and soaking up the sunshine in San Venanzo. Take a book to the cafe or to the park immediately behind the house. Go for a walk or go to the pool. It's up to you.
I invite you to take a look at my home (lots of pictures HERE). Check out the fees involved in renting it for a week or two, or even longer (you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable I’ve made it) and then, if interested, contacting me to make the arrangements. The property manager who watches my house (Belinda) lives very close nearby, speaks Italian and English and can be available for any problems if they were to arise during your stay. There will be a lockbox on the front door when you arrive and with the combination I would give you, you can easily let yourself in. Inside, there’s a complete orientation packet, as well. Usually, I also lend my GPS unit (which has my home and about 25 other cool places to visit already programmed into it), to my renters. They love it, it saves time and it provides extra peace of mind.
Take a good look at this opportunity and feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have at BobM@Foocus.com. You can also call me directly at 845-233-8254 Monday – Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST in New York.