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. Since I’ve owned the home, I completely modernized the house and today it has every comfort that a typical nice home in America would have, including a , 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, (butcher, fruit and vegetable stores, 3 cafes, pharmacy, beauty parlor and community center (with lots of feasts and cultural activities). Less than 1 mile from the house is San Venanzo’s community pool, soccer stadium and park with children’s playground. Amazing views overlook the Italian countryside of olive groves, sunflowers, poppies, and vineyards. Beauty, everywhere you look
San Venanzo is surrounded by many towns and small cities (red dots) including famous wine regions such as Orvieto 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 Sienna on the way.
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 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.
If you wish, you can rent not only my house economically, but also my new, Fiat 500X (manual transmission), 4 door sedan waiting for you 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 $600 per week (or $85 per day) for a car like a Fiat 500X, is a money-saving decision !! If you do decide to rent my car, it can also be arranged for you to be picked up (by either myself or my property manager Davide) at the Leonardo Da Vinci airport (otherwise known as Fiumicino Airport) 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, and probably a long day preceding that flight, you’ll appreciate being picked up at the airport 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. Then, at the end of your stay, you will appreciate not having to deal with the stress of driving to the airport and returning a rental car in time to catch your flight, normally a stressful time when you have to make sure the rental car is topped off with gas and you have no idea how long the return process of your rental car 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 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 (unless you’re being picked up at the airport) 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 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 Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.