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 retired registered respiratory therapist and medical conference producer, originally from Brooklyn NY (I now live in Rhinebeck, NY). Being of 100% Italian descent, I simply love everything Italian – Italian food, music, history, art, the beautiful Italian language, the culture, the warm and friendly Italian people, the Italian “way” of life and, well; I could go on and on.
It had always been a dream of mine to someday own a home in Italy. In 2010, I made my dream come true when I found exactly what I was looking for – a modest, comfortable, 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 trails 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 in the province of Umbria, right next to the province of Tuscany. I completely modernized the house and today it has every comfort that a typical nice home in America would have, including a fantastic, new, 2-person oval Jacuzzi in the backyard !
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, pharmacy, beauty parlor, community center (with lots of feasts and cultural activities), incredible in-ground community pool, soccer stadium and lots more. Amazing views overlook the Italian countryside of olive groves, sunflowers, poppies, vineyards and beauty, everywhere you look. (More about San Venanzo here).
I now rent my house out to others who may be interested in visiting this beautiful country while staying at 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 just one hour and to Florence in only 1.5 hours. The house is 40 minutes from such famous cities as Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Spoleto and Cortona (where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed) and incredibly, the house is only 20 minutes from the world-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 cafe 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 entire house economically, but also my BMW 528i (manual transmission), 4 door sedan (a comfortable touring vehicle) parked and waiting for you right at the house upon your arrival. With the incredibly high price of renting a car in Europe( easily $1200+ a week for just a small compact vehicle), my rental fee of $500 a week for a fantastic luxury car like a BMW, is a money-saving deal !!
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. 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, and friends of mine who you can call and who speak perfect English are nearby in case of any problem or 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.
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.