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This is the Life

Rent our charming and spacious farmhouse outside the village of Cannara and relax by the pool or use it as your home base for daytrips into the surrounding landscapes and villages. We can help customize your stay with a wealth of unique itineraries, including excursions to the nearby towns of Assisi and Perugia; tours of award-winning, family-operated wineries, studio visits with ceramicists, artists and craftspeople; and cooking classes with local chefs and foragers. However you decide to spend your time in Italy, the expertise and relationships we have cultivated over our many decades here will ensure you have the time of your life.

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  • Bedrooms
    Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the Umbrian countryside. View more

    The farmhouse contains eight spacious king bedrooms. Six are in the main two-story building: five on the upper floor and one on the lower floor with its own private entrance. Four of the bedrooms on the upper floor form two two-bedroom suites; each pair shares a bathroom and can be closed off to give greater privacy. A separate annex, across the courtyard from the main building, houses two separate adjoining king bedrooms, each with private baths. While the house can easily accommodate as many as 16 people, it is also well suited for groups of four to six.

    With spacious bedrooms, lush gardens, and a private pool, the farmhouse is ideal to enjoy the lovely vistas. View more

    The farmhouse, dating back to the 1700’s, contains many luxurious amenities to ensure the quality of your stay, including a restaurant kitchen, vegetable garden, outdoor grill, and wood burning pizza oven. Whether relaxing in front of the fireplace in the living room, perusing the selection of books in the library, or taking a dip in the pool, the farmhouse has everything you need to make your stay most enjoyable.

  • May we Assist you
    We are at your disposal to create customized itineraries to make your stay with us wonderfully memorable. View more
    There are two full-time employees who manage the property and meet you for reception and checkout. They do not live on premises but one of them is on site every day to do work around the property. They are also on call around the clock to handle any emergency that might arise. Though they can help make arrangements for any of the many activities on offer, we recommend that guests speak with Suzy prior to their stay to create a customized itinerary. She can help you tap into our network of local service people. Cooking staff can be arranged with prior arrangement and for an additional charge. Certain activities may be arranged spontaneously, but most require advance planning.
  • Grounds
    In the shadow of Saint Francis, discover the magnificent scenery and working farm of La Fattoria del Gelso. View more

    La Fattoria del Gelso sits on extensive tree-lined grounds surrounded by fertile green fields. In the distance, the pink stone walls and buildings of Assisi watch over the valley below. Our expansive patio with a private pool is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous vistas.

Umbria Italy

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.

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Italian ceramics

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

Italian wines

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