Amazing colours – Bellaugello: Luxury gay bed and breakfast near Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Amazing colours

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 three lines to collect.

With the last cases of ripe grapes loaded onto the panniers straddling Papu, the beautiful placid Camargue horse  it was a gentle walk back up to the farm to the grape crush, and then a delicious lunch with a sampling of the grape juice.  Deep, intense and superbly sweet, 21˚ gravity it is going to be a good vintage.

Back home to Bellaugello to relax.  It is simply ages since I have had time to relax at the side of our infinity salt-treated pool, but yesterday I did.  The sun was interspersed with cloud.  Hot sun and amazing cloud formations with a magical rainbow sitting for ages in the light clouds over Bellaugello Gay Guest House.

This morning I woke to an amazing red sky.  I attempted to capture the sky a deep intense fiery crimson over the Apennines with my iPhone 4, but the photo does not do justice to the intensity of the sky, maybe I should have used an iPhone 5 lol.

As I type with the kitchen door open, again it is breakfast time, there is little noise, just the slightest breeze, not enough to rustle the leaves instead there is peace, time for relax and to let all cares float away….

Why not join us here at Bellaugello for a few days of relaxation and even make use of our Finnish wood fired Sauna?  I still have a few suites available from now until we close for the winter  on 5 November. for further details and bookings email me at:

Of course we will be open for our Bellaugello New Year’s Eve Houseparty and then again in time for Easter in late March 2013

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