Il Gelso, Farm Holiday

Being both close to the sea and to the Central Apennine mountains, our property is in the ideal location for a wonderful holiday. Just 3 km from the farm, you can relax on the beaches of the Abruzzo coast, with its array of small bays and sandy shorelines.

Guests at Il Gelso can choose from four independent, fully furnished and functional units, each providing accommodation for two to six people. It is an ideal spot for families with young children or couples looking for relaxation set in a beautiful natural environment. There is plenty to do, with open-air sports facilities, Italian (and even English!) language courses held by qualified teachers. The nearby village is just a short walk or bicycle ride away.

Il Gelso is a certified organic farm. The name comes from a wonderful mulberry tree, which was planted here many centuries ago. Local people used to call it the fairy tree.

Il Gelso is 125 metres above sea level and at 3 km from the coastline.

Albero di gelso
Il Gelso secolare del podere

From more than five generations our family has run this farm. Thanks to a south – east aspect and the limestone nature of the soil, the place is excellent to grow vines and olives trees. We became members of the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture, A.I.A.B., in 1993. A.I.A.B. is an internationally recognised organisation associated with I.F.O.A.M. (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements).

Today, we produce extra-virgin olive oil with an A.I.A.B. guarantee mark, certified by ICEA.