How strange the weather can be, one moment hot hot sunshine and the next magical mist.  Here at Bellaugello Gay Country House we live in the most breath-takingly beautiful of valleys.  We look south commanding a huge view over the river Chiascio which meanders its way lazily towards the confluence with the river Tiber. Our […]

Sunshine, comfort, a swimming pool crystal clear and waiting….  Bellaugello is waiting peacefully for next week and the “Festa dei Ceri” the traditional “Race of the Candles” held in our local town of Gubbio every 15 May We are ready, are you?  There are still some suites available for next week, come join in the […]

I don’t know if I should be posting today because the boffins are working on migrating my jottings to the new look blog and website, I hope I am not upsetting them or destroying code!  We are getting so close, yes, I know I have said that for so long, but it is true, I […]

Hot, hot sun today and I find myself busy cleaning 🙁 Slight wispy clouds dot the azure sky, a light breeze, hot hot sun, and all around colour, spring bulbs and fruit trees in flower, the rosemary bushes at Bellaugello Gay Country House are buzzing with bees, honey bees too, obviously out on their first […]

  Sitting at my kitchen window watching the light rain fall to the Chiascio valley below, the surrounding hills lightly covered in mist, a quiet, still and somewhat magical day here in Umbria I have a great announcement to make; After several months of work all is almost ready and the New Bellaugello Gay Country […]

  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.

Saturday, picture day… Times have been busy here at Bellaugello Gay Country House, but today we finally managed to stop and with the assistance of a table to balance the camera and the auto-timer we finally managed to take our picture… I’m not one for posting personal items on my blog, but this is important, because […]

“(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a preliminary injunction in the case brought by seven same-sex couples in the state, calling Nebraska’s ban an “unabashedly […]

I am thrilled to be announcing our first Gastronomic Umbrian Delights programme.  The week of 18th. – 25th. April will be the week  to explore many of the gems that our beautiful region in central Italy has to offer: You will learn how to make pasta, join a tartufaio as he hunts for truffles, witness […]