Italy abounds with fine produce, and to my delight it remains very seasonal.  Melons are not to be found in the winter,only in the summer when they are sweet and fragrant, currently peaches and apricots abound, much grown in the south of Italy.  The same is true of most fruits and vegetables, Spring is the time for asparagus……  Every town holds a weekly market throughout the year.

Anyone on a holiday is easily enticed by the produce on a market stall.  I always get a bit tetchy when staying in an hotel as I want to buy things and prepare a meal, and I can’t and they are not the same taken back in luggage to home countries.

That is why we have placed small cooking corners in our suites, enabling Bellaugello gay guest house, to be a self-catering option.  Yes, we do include on a daily basis a good breakfast and three times a week, dinner using local produce, but there are times when on holiday you may wish to self cater even in a gay holiday resort location!

You will find all the utensils, crockery and glassware required, including the all important corkscrew for opening that local Orvieto Classico, or Sagrantino di Montefalco and a table on your private terrace for that romantic meal.

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