Coming from the US to Italy for your vacation?  It has just got easier with Lufthansa who fly Monday thru Saturday to nearby Ancona Falconara Airport. Low air fare flights from New York, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and many more U.S. destinations fly to Ancona from which Bellaugello Gay Guest House is just over one […]

Usually the talk here in the depths of rural Umbria, in the delightful sleepy valley of the river Chiascio that looks southwards towards Monte Subasio and the city of Assisi is of farming.  Whether it is the right time to plant a crop, sow seeds, that the weather will get colder next week and water […]

A perfect Christmas present from very special friends arrived today, and so wasting no time three new ‘Leccino’ olive trees were, with the aid of Ben’s overly muddy Landrover taken to their new home and duly planted.  Good to be back on the land once again

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 […]

A semi organized visit yesterday, in that the guys had sent an SMS, stating that they were planning to call in on their way back to Holland in the afternoon, but having sent the SMS to my fixed line it resulted in my not receiving the message and being horribly unprepared when they showed up […]

The sun has been shining brightly all day.  This morning the guys once again awoke as if in an airplane above the clouds as mist hang low in the Chiascio valley below Bellaugello Gay Guest House. The sun has been really hot all day, still a day for perfecting that all over tan at the […]

Having read my previous post on a visit to my friend Renza’s weaving studio the guys who actually visited having now returned home, kindly emailed me some fabulous photos they took of their visit which they have said I could share with you for which, thanks guys. I love the colours and tones of the […]