The almost never ending sunshine has warmed the trees and despite the serious lack of rain all our fruit trees here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House deep in the delightful tranquil Umbrian countryside are laden with fruit. The two venerable old Apricot trees are no exception and this year they have given generously of their […]

Two days ago the guys were sitting chatting at breakfast which in summer we serve on the terrace.  The morning was a wee bit cloudy, but the breeze was gentle and warm, but it was real pleasant, when all of a sudden the heavens opened and there was a torrential downpour……… the first rain since […]

Un altra bella giornata qui a Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse,  l’acqua della piscina è a 30˚, un altro “Bellaugello Back”,  ma il ragazzo sta in piscina o fuori dalla piscina? Per questa serie di foto sembra che sta diventando rapidamente la moda a flettere i bicipiti e sollevare il corpo 🙂

A couple of days ago was the fifth anniversary of my arrival here in Italy.  At the risk of seeming indolent and somewhat sybaritic I post this pic taken the other day of me in the infinity pool here at my home, Bellaugello Gay Guest House near the delightful medieval city of Gubbio in Umbria. […]

Yesterday at Bellaugello Gay Guest House was a truly glorious day, hot sun and light breeze. I decided to profit from the fine weather and get stuck into the garden.  Off to the consorzio for a whole host of bedding plants to put in the various pots and troughs that adorn terraces and walls.  Joy […]

Here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House we have scheduled for tonight our first trip of the autumn to the Terme at San Casciano. It now seems an autumn ritual, the visits at sundown to the old roman thermal baths that sit quite simply below this beautiful Tuscan town.    The walk through the quiet town, […]

Umbria abounds in spendid hill-top towns, indeed they are one of the most characteristic traits of this beautiful region. Monteleone d’Orvieto is one such town.  Founded in the 11th. century and owing to its strategic position fought over by the Papal States and the Grand Dukes of Tuscany  it is some 35km north of Orvieto […]