Thursday in Valdichiascio

Another beautiful day dawned early here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House near Gubbio in Umbria, central Italy.  The dawn chorus was all around the house and what few clouds there were soon scurried off to leave us in perfect sunshine.

Umbria is waking up to the summer as towns begin to celebrate their annual summer festivals and parties.  Driving through Belvedere (a small village between Gubbio and Perugia) yesterday one could not help but notice banners proclaiming their annual festival 25 -6-7 of June and tomorrow evening Gubbio itself hosts the annual Gusta in Centro Storico.

This is an excuse to walk off your supper, for there are three different ticketed routes and a multitude of restaurants to choose from.  Starting in one with an antipasto, you then go to another for a primo, another for a secondo, a fourth for a coffee and the na fifth for a digestivo or gelato before finally ending up in the piazza at San Martino for dancing, cocktails and cakes.  It always seems the whole town in out for the event and usually we end up meeting lots of friends on the route.

This year there is the added attraction of more live music and live shows and all for €12.00 which of course includes wine and cocktails.

If I don’t misbehave too much I will report back on the evening in a later post, but for now as I type on the terrace here at Bellaugello Gay B&B under the stars and surrounded by fireflies with the sound of crickets all is peace and quiet