About Cannara - Umbria Museums
In the green heart of the Valle Umbra,
Cannara will accompany you in the footsteps of the ancient Romans,
amidst enchanting mosaics and unique flavours.
Precious tales of hidden treasures and unexpected places.
Cannara and the ancient Urvinum Hortense
The tiny town of Cannara lies on the left bank of the River Topino, in the heart of the Valle Umbra, between Mount Subasio and the hills flanking the Martani Mountains.
Cannara boasts ancient origins: the first we hear of it indicates it was probably founded sometime around the 1st century BC with the Roman encampment “Castrum Canarii”. Important archaeological remains link its origins to Urvinum Hortense, an ancient settlement which already existed in the 1st century BC.
The Museum of the Town of Cannara
Art and archaeological treasures
Housed inside the former Salesian convent, the Museum of the Town of Cannara was inaugurated in 2009. It is dedicated to the history of Cannara and the surrounding area and offers the opportunity to get to know and understand the history of the area from its origins to the modern day.