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 […]

I would like to extend a hearty welcome to Cristiano who arrived here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House a couple of days ago.  Cristiano is from Rome and here at Bellaugello Gay B&B to lend a hand and enjoy the sunshine and splendours of Umbria, and I am sure to the relief of my Italian […]

Yesterday at Bellaugello Gay Guest House was a truly glorious day, hot sun and light breeze. I decided to profit from the fine weather and get stuck into the garden.  Off to the consorzio for a whole host of bedding plants to put in the various pots and troughs that adorn terraces and walls.  Joy […]

It is the most beautiful morning here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in the lovely Umbrian countryside.  The sun is already warm and the last remnants of mist in the valley below the house are gently dispersing The fruit trees are at their best, plums, peaches, nectarines, pears and almonds, the blossom intense, wonderous pinks, […]

An explosion of the senses………. This morning one of my neighbours who thankfully still farms in the time honoured fashion of traditional animal husbandry tumbled down the dirt road in his Apetto, those wonderous three wheel vehicles so evocative of rural Italy. An ancient farm, lovingly tended, chickens and geese wandering freely, both summer and […]

 OUR LOCAL AIRPORT AT PERUGIA which it is a mere 40 minutes drive to Bellaugello Gay Guest House has recently announced through Ryanair their new flight schedules commencing onwards from 28 March 2012 Perugia San Egidio airport has recently undergone a facelift and now has a smart new terminal building, and enlarged apron, so will be offering increasingly more flight destinations, yet it remains […]

The last few days of February and today 1st. March brought glad tidings from all around.  The faint clip clop of horses’ hooves on the dirt road heralded the arrival of Ben and Martino, out enjoying a ride around the valley making the most the unseasonally warm sunny and thankfully for them and the horses […]

Yesterday on a trip to the neighbouring region of Le Marche the car thermometer registered 22˚, today here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, Italy, the sun is shining, and it is real hot I have finished the last batch of marmalade, cleaned the kitchen down and am heading outside to do some more […]

A really delightful sunny spring day here at Bellaugello Gay B&B in Umbria and I am out making the most of the warm weather and tidying in the garden and pruning my roses. Now I love my garden, my aim has always been to have a fragrant informal garden, a mix of English and Italian […]

Here at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse in Umbria, Italy  the fires are lit, the heating is on, there is food in the larder, the sauna stove is burning merrily and there is yet more snow. I did think to go shopping this afternoon, sort of planned to be one step ahead in case we got blocked […]