It might not be snowing, indeed it has been sunny all day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, but the mood in Umbria is decidedly Christmassy. The roadside houses are  festooned with multicoloured lights, the ancient narrow streets in the Umbrian hill top villages and towns are decorated with lights, shops filled with colourful seasonal […]

Yesterday morning I was across the valley at friends’ farm picking grapes.  A few days later than last year, and fruit certainly smaller, but the harvest was in full swing.  Of course arriving after having served breakfast here at Bellaugello I was late and most of the morning picking was done, but there were still […]

The news is all doom and gloom, Italy’s debt crisis deepens, our prime minister is becoming a greater source of global ridicule, the flooding and torrential rain in the south of France is washing out good friends who are there on a well deserved holiday break, the cost of the 2012 London Olympics have risen […]

We are making great progress with our works here at Bellaugello and are well on target to have the next three suites and the dining room finished for the end of March 2010, well in time for Easter, which will complete all the works at the main house. The quotation for the infinity pool is […]