A few views of Bellaugello Gay Country House taken yesterday. You see the west terrace, a glimpse of the vegetable garden, and in the distance the Apennines, Monte Subasio and of course the river Chiascio which we overlook from the terraces here at Bellaugello.  Today spring is certainly in the air.

After a huge amount of wind last night, a storm that came straight up the valley and blew for hours on end today is a chilly but clear day in Umbria.  The sun is warm but the outside temperature still cool.  Here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House we are working hard on the alterations, it […]

This morning I awoke early at Bellaugello Gay Guest House to glorious sunshine and a crisp coating of snow on the garden.  Although there has been snow on the summits of the Apennines for some time this was the first morning this year that there was a dusting of snow in the garden here at […]

After the storm of yesterday we all awoke to a beautiful morning here in Umbria.  Overnight there was the first frost, the ground and terrace tables were all covered with a silky sheen of ice.   Fortunately I had managed to store all our wonderful geraniums and delicate plants. Seen from the terrace at Bellaugello […]

Only last week here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House near the sleepy but highly truffle scented and intensely beautiful medieval city of Gubbio we were basking in temperatures nearing 30˚c everyone was poolside topping up his tan. And then came the rain and big winds.  Firstly the wind was southerly, warm and pleasant, and then […]

I awoke early with the sunrise and got on with the chores. It has been a spectacularly nice day here at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse in Valdichiascio, Umbria.  A long chat over breakfast and then off to Gubbio to the market. The town was really busy, and the market full of goodies, clearly the fruit and […]

The neighbouring region of Le Marche is just over the hills behind Gubbio.  The west side of the region is bounded by the majesty of the Apennines and to the east, the Adriatic coast with a choice of resorts like Fano, Pesaro and Sirollo. Within an easy hour’s drive from Bellaugello you reach the beautiful […]

On another swelteringly hot day here at Bellaugello  when all I want to do is have a break from strimming grass, strip off and dive into a swimming pool, I learn that the finished pool is to be a bit further off than previously anticipated. Yes, we are still awaiting permission for our horizon swimming […]