About your hosts

Life is now

After more than 20 years of work in various fields, we decided to move our bodies where parts of our souls have stayed since a few years: To Bellaugello in Umbria, this magical place on the hillsides of peaceful Valdichiascio, where, from the first glimpse, we felt deeply attached. Our intention is to follow the existing path in our own way, and see where it leads us. We know very well how many guys from all over the world love this jewel and we look forward to meeting and welcoming you. If you are interested how the story of modern Bellaugello began, it has been told by its founder below.

Alec's Memory

History of Bellaugello

When Alec arrived in 2007, he wrote:

“Falling in love with Umbria is easy, maybe too easy for a guy like me. What’s more difficult is to get over it, but I don’t think that ever happens. My love affair with this magical land began many years ago. Back then in the UK, I was an hotelier, and long dreamt of making Umbria my home, a home open to accept anyone, regardless of their background or sexuality. A gay country house where gay guys like me could be themselves: instinctive, natural and free. Finding the right spot took me time because I needed an old and welcoming house, space enough for five unique suites and a dining room with trust bar. It had to be on an elevated site, facing south with huge views, no nosy neighbours, screeching kids or revving cars. Instead, peace and beauty. I wanted space to create a garden full of mystery and scents, an infinity pool with views stretching on and on, a Jacuzzi and Sauna area. A terrace backed by a mellow stone wall warmed by the sun, with a large table for all of us to eat together, laughter and joyous conversations. Oh, and I needed space for a vegetable garden, some old olive trees, and shady lanes to walk along. All this to be not too far from a decent size town… Over the years I have fulfilled that love affair. The garden has matured, as have I. Umbria delights me more and more, the harmony and tranquillity ever valued. I have welcomed so many great guys from all over the world. Very many of you return, many of you have become important friends. Of course every year I also look forward to welcoming ‘first timers’. Bellaugello is a place where friendships are made, the magic here is strong. I’m so lucky, I love my job. Yes, Bellaugello is the name of the farm, it has been for over 400 years. Sure the name has a second meaning, but that is something I can only tell you in person when we meet.”

This spirit has always led us back to Bellaugello, and we want to share it with you.

BELLAUGELLO is sustainable

Green means happier!

We are very conscious to be as ecological as possible. Our food is either from the farm or sourced locally from local growers. We introduced certified “Trehs” liquid soaps for the bathrooms. Where possible we use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Our pool is salt treated for a more environmentally friendly chlorine. Hot water is heated by solar panels, and our delightful underfloor heating is run by a biomass boiler.
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Bellaugello is an adults only Gay Country House in central Italy with five individual luxury suites and a large infinity swimming pool. We speak English, parliamo Italiano, wir sprechen Deutsch.

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