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, delicious warm sunshine today and with the grass cut on the lawns at Bellaugello Gay Country House I was in time to ready the Giardino Suite for a couple of friends who telephoned this morning and are travelling through Umbria on their way to Siena which is not that far away and asked if […]

This morning I am off to the weekly market in our local town of Gubbio, it is still artichoke and orange time, they are abundant, and so good, but I am heading by way of the consorzio, the local farmers’ store for potatoes and then straight on to the stall run by the guy from […]

It is snowing here in Umbria.  I woke to flurries of snow that are still hours later flurrying but refusing to settle.  So strange when here at Bellaugello Gay Country House just two days ago it was hot and sunny like summer, so much so that I am convinced I have started my annual tan. […]

Oh! I have been naughty! I have been slow in putting some wonderful photos on my blog.  Recently I have been really busy with this mysterious big announcement that I wrote about in my Christmas cards.  This, rather delightfully has been taking up a great deal of my time and energy, so I have regretfully […]

Finland says “YES” to same sex marriage!! An excellent reason to break open the Finlandia… Celebrate with us!! Looking forward to welcoming the first couple of newlywed husbands from Finland for their honeymoon at Bellaugello. Are you to be that couple of guys? Celebrate here at Bellaugello stay seven nights or more and let us […]

Lago Trasimeno is the largest body of water in central Italy, it dominates the highway from Toscana to Perugia. The North shore is filled with towns such as Passignano and Tuoro that have a ‘seaside’ feel, there are shops filled with buckets and spades, inflatable armbands and floaty toys, restaurants abound, fish predominating the menu. […]

Often at dinner as the host at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I relate how odd it is that I choose to run a gay guest house and whilst being a gay man I am in so many ways so un-stereotypically gay. I ask the question, why as a gay man should I have to like […]

The sun is shining, lawns cut, pruning of the lavender commenced, Our small almond tree gave bountifully of nuts, now cleaned and drying in the warm September sunshine And I am heading off for a relax poolside at Bellaugello Gay Guest House Who knows there may even be some backs to photograph…