A fabulous evening at Bellaugello, we feasted elegantly on local produce with a Scottish Italian menuAnd as the clocks struck midnight we were outside on the terrace to launch sky lanterns each making a wish And so with finest Prosecco we welcomed in 2013 And a Very Happy and prosperous new year to you all, […]

It might not be snowing, indeed it has been sunny all day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, but the mood in Umbria is decidedly Christmassy. The roadside houses are  festooned with multicoloured lights, the ancient narrow streets in the Umbrian hill top villages and towns are decorated with lights, shops filled with colourful seasonal […]

My annual December break away to Sweden is this year, was in great contrast to last year when Stockholm was damp and rainy.  As you can see from the photo there is snow, the air is crisp and it is decidedly cold, real winter weather.  I think I am becoming a softened Italian!  Last weekend […]

As is my habit, this morning in the kitchen preparing and serving breakfasts to the guys at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I am listening to the BBC daily news programme. There is one report that has got me more than mildly annoyed.  It is the report about French magazine ‘Closer’ and those intrusive photographs of […]

Temperatures here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House are still hot!  It might be September but the sun is still shining the days are warm, yesterday afternoon  32˚c in the shade, and guys are making the most of our infinity pool as this picture of a recent guest enjoying the view shows.  

I thought that Bellaugello Gay Guest House was becoming just a little bit know both abroad and here in Umbria but it seems not,   I NEED MORE PUBLICITY. – any of you marketing experts out there able to help? I have a coffee machine in the dining room it is black, angular, and ever so […]

Many thanks to two great guys from Livorno for the prosecco apertivio taken on the terrace before we headed in to dinner. Sparkling prosecco, glittering company – as always great guys, a selection of local truffled and ‘drunk’ percorino cheeses and of course bruschetta made with our olive oil, a very Italian start to a […]