In the best Italian tradition my big announcement declared late last year is subject to delay. After all Italy must be the only country in the world with an official government website dedicated solely to “strikes” So we are used to and accepting of delays and I ask you to be too… I’m not overly […]

One of the many in the spam box today: “Hi,am Miss felicia.I saw your profile and am glad to contact you. please reply on my email address and i will send my pics and tell you about me. I shall be waiting“ I guess it makes a change from the perennial Russian brides and breast […]

I don’t know why they happen, but they sure do happen.  I hate horrible days, I really detest them and today was a stonker of a horrible day. Don’t get me wrong, it is not the weather, here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, the sun has been shining brightly, warm, delicious, a light […]

A coup by UmbriaJazz for their 2015 season.  Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are in concert in Perugia July 15th Concert pre-booking opens 12th December, we still have some suites available at Bellaugello Gay Guest House Book Now with us! let’s go and enjoy Gaga.

With things at Bellaugello Gay Guest House being rather quiet at the moment I am able to take time out to socialise and catch up with friends and colleagues who all too frequently I do not get to see during the busy summer months. So it was that I headed off to Rome to view […]

A rude awakening at seven o’clock this morning by the shrill of the telephone: “Pronto Bellaugello” (In Italian) ‘How do I find you?‘ Me thinking sleepily…   “We are between Gubbio and Perugia – Frazione Valdichiascio” ‘How much for a room?‘ “160 euro a night including breakfast” ‘no I mean how much for two hours?‘ […]

After years of waiting patiently the pink wisteria which I planted alongside the violet one has decided to flower generously, and both are in bloom at the same time, a real delight The garden here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House is looking lush and verdant. Today we turfed the bad bits of lawn by the […]

Last autumn I spent a few days in Alto Adige in northern Italy, enjoying walks in the high pastures and woodland that cover the Dolomites. It was there that I came across a small artisan company manufacturing soaps and shampoos and gels using fragrances extracted from the local plants. There is a fabulous picture on […]