This morning I am off to the weekly market in our local town of Gubbio, it is still artichoke and orange time, they are abundant, and so good, but I am heading by way of the consorzio, the local farmers’ store for potatoes and then straight on to the stall run by the guy from […]

Anyone interested in a YOGA RETREAT at Bellaugello? I have an amazing yoga instructor keen to run a retreat here for a week in April we are looking at the week commencing 11th. April. Max 10 people. Private message me or email: info@bellaugello.com and if there is the demand it will be organised

A friend’s brother reportedly said “Boudicca – don’t let the Romans get near her!” Last weekend a foal was born in the valley.  The mother a beautiful white Camargue  mare, both mother and daughter are doing well.  Boudicca was born early in the morning and spotted nestling on the edge of some bushes by my […]

Crisp, sharp, crackling, hard, and utterly beautiful, outside crisp, cold, icy, fresh, spectacular, that is how we woke up this morning at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, And so to breakfast….

I have had so many wonderful greetings from you guys, many guests choose to send photos of your holidays here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House and write me personally for the festive season, I am so very lucky.  I plan to find time to sit down and put the photos in order and publish some […]

With things at Bellaugello Gay Guest House being rather quiet at the moment I am able to take time out to socialise and catch up with friends and colleagues who all too frequently I do not get to see during the busy summer months. So it was that I headed off to Rome to view […]

A distinctly autumnal feel to the air here today in Umbria central Italy The sun is weaker and the light like the leaves turning ever more golden Out walking the dogs the view across the valley from Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse to the village of Colpalombo is a delight. I love the crisp clean air the […]

As you are all by now probably aware I love my job.  I live in the most utterly beautiful place, am surrounded by great friends, plenty of good wines and local food, and my business attracts great guys from all over the world to my door. Bellaugello Gay Guest House has already established a loyal […]

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. […]

Happy birthday ” A ” And where better to celebrate your partner’s birthday than by bringing him on holiday to Italy and staying in one of our luxury suites at Bellaugello Gay Guest House and of course in our infinity pool! Sadly I did not have my camera with me this morning, but the afternoon […]