Lago Trasimeno is the largest body of water in central Italy, it dominates the highway from Toscana to Perugia. The North shore is filled with towns such as Passignano and Tuoro that have a ‘seaside’ feel, there are shops filled with buckets and spades, inflatable armbands and floaty toys, restaurants abound, fish predominating the menu. […]

For some reason today was somewhat emotional.   Maybe it was the call from my ex, maybe it was so many other things going on in my head, or maybe it was just that this morning I was woken up at six o’clock and seeing the sky was red, a glorious resplendent sunrise, I had […]

And to complete the trio of pool photos from Sunny September Saturday brought to you from the infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in glorious Umbria, Italy… Two of our incredibly nice regular returning guests, enjoying the delights of the refreshing pool, or at least one of them! until he persuaded his partner to […]

Thanks “A” for the photo, taken on honeymoon here in our infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, Umbria, Italy Another beautiful back for the series

Desolé has been my word of the past ten days or so.  I have had the utter pleasure of having a couple of guys from Paris staying here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, nicer guys one could not hope to meet. Yesterday evening we had another of our great barbecues, this time Alessandro cooking outdoors and […]

A halcyon day at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, sun shining, guys relaxing around the infinity pool, sunshine, light breeze, all good with the world.  Indeed when planning last night’s dinner we had thought to serve it outside on the terrace under the stars, that is our preferred way at Bellaugello. However at five o’clock the […]

Really weird this evening.  Opening my emails I receive a newsletter from an America Gay lodging website where I have an advert.  The first thing that pops up is an advert for a tour company whose website has the following drivel and I quote direct from their website: If you are gay and are planning […]

I am delighted to announce our first Guided Hiking and Walking Week based at Bellaugello Gay Guest House this May. We have a full programme of hiking from the very challenging to the soft, including Monte Cucco, Pascelupo, Valdichiascio and Valnerina.  We have engaged the services of two professional guides, Mirko, speaking Italian and English […]

Take 1kg raisins, 500g sultanas, 500g glacé cherries, 500g dried apricots, 300g dates, 330g prunes, add the jar of pungent fragrant dried figs that I did last year. Chop and put in a large bowl. Pour over liberal quantities of Brandy, Rum, Creme di Cassis, and Marsala. Mix well Marinade for three days Bellaugello Christmas […]