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La Fattoria del Gelso

Nestled in a lush valley between two mountain ranges, la Fattoria del Gelso is an ideal place in which to experience Umbria. The home-away-from-home of Via Umbria owners Bill and Suzy Menard, this charming 18th century stone farmhouse is located just outside the village of Cannara. Though this idyllic setting amidst olive groves and fields of sunflowers offers absolute privacy, it is close to many of Italy’s most beloved artistic, cultural and culinary treasures. It makes the perfect home base for those who want to explore the surrounding region and is a beautiful retreat for relaxing in peace.

A Memorable Umbrian Experience

  • RENT our farmhouse

    This beautiful, graciously appointed property outside the village of Cannara is available year-round and easily accommodates friends traveling together or an extended family.
  • explore italy

    Go on tour with Bill and Suzy Menard, whose insider’s understanding of Italy comes from years spent in residence and traveling the country.
  • our umbria

    Discover the unspoiled beauty of this bountiful region, and the rich diversity of its history, art, residents and local culinary traditions.

    We’re at your disposal to create customized itineraries and to do whatever we can to make your stay with us wonderfully memorable.

Your Hosts

As informal ambassadors of Umbria and its many splendors, Bill and Suzy have access to the very best of everything straight from the source.

Get to know them

Our Amazing Artisans

Learn more about the people, the techniques and the traditions behind the rich diversity of authentic Umbrian crafts we feature.

Explore their stories

Strictly Local Wines

Our wine shop is stocked with a connoisseur’s selection of noteworthy wines from Umbria’s family-oriented Montefalco wineries.

Discover Umbrian wines