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 […]

Caught on camera last night at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, Italy our guests enjoying a convivial dinner on the terrace. It had again been a wonderfully sunny day and the evening brought a cooling breeze, just perfect for dinner ‘al fresco’ A great friend and neighbour had brought me some summer truffles found […]

Bellaugello gay bed and breakfast commands a view south down the valley of the river Chiascio.  On a sunny hillside slightly to the east of south sits Pian di Cascina, agriturismo home to Paul and Isabel, and a field of raspberries. In the relative cool of yesterday evening Tom and I found ourselves picking raspberries. […]