Il Gusto del Paese
Umbria’s Vacation & Villa Experts Since 2003

Custom Vacation Planning | First Class Service | Curated Tours
Rental Advice | Personalized Itineraries | Local Experts

Il Gusto del Paese – which means “a taste of the country” – is a privately owned vacation planning company lead by American expat Susan Evans who has lived in Umbria for more than a decade and traveled across Europe for 18 years.

Our Italian Vacation Experts are renowned for pairing just the right accommodations – from luxury villas to charming economical apartments – with first class vacation planning. We’ve helped hundreds of clients experience their dream Italian vacation. Our team lives in Umbria year round and intimately knows every corner of central Italy including Tuscany and Umbria. Every tour, restaurant, accommodation, and winery that we recommend have been personally vetted by Susan and her English-speaking Italian Travel Expert team.

Every property is “Il Gusto del Paese Approved”. We know each owner and are in direct contact. Whether you prefer a private luxury villa, family-style estate, a historic hilltop town apartment or a charming Bed & Breakfast – we’ll help you make all the right choices and take care of all of the arrangements..

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For our guests, we offer Custom Vacation Planning to put together the perfect itinerary so you can enjoy the very best of Italy. We’ll arrange everything from airport transfers, private chefs, wine tours, shopping trips, accommodation, city guides and so much more.

It’s our dedication to personal service that keeps our clients coming back year after year and bringing with them even more family and friends. Whether it’s a family reunion, romantic getaway, group of friends, or anniversary we can take care of all the details to plan any special vacation occasion.

Creating memories for our guests has been our passion for over a decade. Let us help you create your dream Italian vacation in Umbria, Tuscany and central Italy. You’ll fall in love with Italy. And it’s our pleasure to make it easy for you.

Your dream trip to Italy starts with just an email or a phone call!

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Our Il Gusto del Paese Story

It all began with a passionate dream.

Susan Evans moved to Italy to convert a 17th century Umbrian farmhouse into what is now her featured Villa: Fondo le Teglie. Susan’s vision was to create “a place you can come home to in Italy.”

Villa Fondo le Teglie offers guests an ideal Italian vacation experience. This Italian villa is especially popular with food lovers and gourmet chefs featuring a dream kitchen, traditional grill area, outdoor pizza oven and even a seasonal orchard, herb and vegetable garden.

From the perfect location, full amenities and services, to the rosemary and lavender gardens, and sweeping views – Susan’s passion for her villa and Italy was sparked and has grown brighter ever since.

In 2003, Susan founded Il Gusto del Paese, which truly embodies the magic of Italy. You’ll be captivated by Umbria, Tuscany and central Italy’s rolling hills, handcrafted wines, historic hilltop towns, beautiful old castles, farm houses, vineyards and olive groves.

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