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

Welcome Message

Hello, my name is Robert Miglino. I am a retired respiratory therapist and medical conference producer, originally from Brooklyn NY and now spending 6 months/year in Italy and six months/year in Rhinebeck, NY. I am of 100% Italian descent and am a citizen and resident of Italy (dual citizenship). As you can imagine, I simply love everything about Italy - its food, music, history, art, the beautiful language, the warm and friendly people and the Italian “way” of life. 

It had always been a dream of mine to someday own a home in Italy. In 2010, I found a modest, cozy home in the middle of the country that was off the beaten tourist paths but close enough to easily drive or train to anywhere in Italy I wanted to visit. I found such a place in the medieval village of San Venanzo in the province of Umbria next to and about 20 miles away from the province of Tuscany. Today it has every comfort that a typical nice home in America would have; central air, a 2-person oval Jacuzzi in the backyard, strong Wi-Fi, a beautiful fireplace in the kitchen, tons of artwork, a piano, three full bathrooms, two large bedrooms and a private back yard with table, chairs, BBQ and lots of flowers. The home is one block from the village center, walk-able to everything the village has to offer, (butcher, fruit/vegetable store, 2 cafes, pharmacy, beauty parlor, church and a lovely community center (with lots of feasts and cultural activities). Less than 1 mile from the house is our community pool, soccer stadium and park with children’s playground. Amazing views overlook the countryside of rolling hills, snow capped mountains in the distance, olive groves, sunflowers, poppies, and vineyards. Beauty, everywhere you look.

I hope this website gives you a good overview of my home and the beautiful regions of Umbria and Tuscany. I’d be happy to personaly guide you every step of the way to a great vacation, so, feel free to reach out with ANY and ALL questions. You can contact me at 845-233-8254 or by email at BobMiglino@gmail.com


Robert Miglino

San Venanzo is surrounded by many towns and small cities (red dots) including famous wine regions such as Orvieto, Torgiano and Montefalco. All are within a 30-50 minute drive from the house. Cross the border into Tuscany (still a day trip) to the famous wine regions of Montepulciano and Monteccino. A trip to the Chianti region (2 hours from the house) is also very do-able and you will pass such Tuscan cities as Cortona and Siena on the way.

And So...

I now rent my house to others who may want to visit Italy comfortably and economically and, that can even be when I’m here myself because I have other places I can stay while you and your party utilize my house. 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 just one hour (after driving to the Orvieto train station which is 30-minutes from the house) and to Florence in only 1.5 hours (after driving 35 minutes to the Perugia train station). The house is 40 minutes from such famous cities as Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco and Spoleto. Cortona, (where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed), is only 1 hour away. Sienna and Arezzo are 75 minutes away and my house is 20 minutes from the famous (for 800 years), 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. You may also want to just relax, soaking up the sunshine in San Venanzo or soaking in the new Jacuzzi in the back yard. Take a book to the café or to the park immediately behind the house. Go for a walk or go to the pool or a local soccer game at San Venanzo’s little stadium. It's up to you.

And Now...

If you wish, you can rent not only my house but also my new, Fiat 500X (manual transmission), 4 door sedan waiting for you at the house. With the incredibly high price of renting a car in Europe (easily $1000+ a week for just a compact vehicle), my rental fee of $500 per week, for a mid-size car, is a money-saving choice. If you do decide to rent my car, it can also be easily arranged for you to be picked up (by either myself or my property manager Davide) at the Leonardo Da Vinci airport (Fiumicino) and brought to the house. You will then be driven back to the airport at the end of your stay. The total price for both of these trips is $600. After a long flight you’ll appreciate being picked up and driven directly to the house where my car will be waiting for you. I or Davide, will also take you into the house and give you an orientation to both the house and the car. At the end of your stay, you’ll appreciate not having to deal with the stress of driving to the airport and returning a rental car in time to catch your flight, making sure the car is topped off with gas and with no idea how long the return process will take.

I invite you, then...

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 longer) and then, if interested, contacting me to make the arrangements. There will be a lockbox on the front door when you arrive (unless you’re being picked up at the airport) and with the lock combination that I would give you, you can easily let yourself in. Inside, there’s a complete orientation packet, as well, and friends of mine who you can call and who speak English are nearby in case of any emergency. I can also lend renters my GPS unit (which has my home and about 25 other cool places to visit, already programmed into it) at no additional charge. Past renters have loved having it since it saves time and provides extra peace of mind. Your phone’s Google maps will also work well with my car’s “smart” entertainment system on the dashboard.

Take a good look at this opportunity and feel free to e-mail me with any questions you might have at BobMiglino@gmail.com. You can also call me directly at 845-233-8254.


Robert Miglino