How they just hate giving one receipts
My accountant quite correctly insists that when shopping I ask for a tax/vat/iva receipt that is at least for business expenses
Now you would think that here I italy that would be the simplest thing ever. After all by law all stores have to give one a receipt. But no they give you a non tax receipt. To get said tax deductible piece of paper you first have to register with the store and then they request a minimum purchase. So if I buy one geranium costing €2.50 to put in a pot to make a windowsill nice then under their rules I cannot claim the tax so I end up being unable to claim tons of small amounts.!
Worse still is that several stores which have bonus or loyalty cards will not let you use them if you need a tax receipt…
WHY?? doesn’t every transaction involve a tax element?
And even more aggravating and pointless is that you invariably have to go to another part of the store for your receipt and wait
This afternoon shopping 9 minutes queue at checkout 8 minutes waiting time at customer service desk 19 minutes. Tax reclaim €1.03 time spent to spend €30 36 minutes……
and they wonder why Italy is in such a mess!

What a change in the weather.

In a few short days here at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse we have gone from torrential rain to cloudless blue skies and temperatures in the high 20˚s.

Umbria is justifying its much loved name “The Green Heart of Italy”  refreshed by recent rain the garden is vibrant, grass luxuriant, and Iris and Paeonies are in full bloom.  Towns are waking up, but still not overly busy, roads, quiet and a pleasure to drive, and the scenery is spectacular.

Spring is a perfect time to visit Umbria

Fatigued? Stressed?, go on book that flight to Ancona or Perugia airports.  Throughout May there is still a choice of suites to suites all budgets, come and be pampered, unwind at Bellaugello……..

 Grazie tanto a Micaela per aver letto il mio post precedente per avermi inviato la foto incredibile di BELLAUGELLO GAY GUESTHOUSE  in Umbria, preso da suo fratello Aimaro dal suo deltaplano di POLARIS MOTORS

Massive thanks to Micaela for reading my previous post for sending me the amazing photo of Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse taken by her brother Aimaro from his POLARIS MOTORS deltaplane

Off to collect some fine organic flour, I happened to have the camera with me and snapped a couple of pics of Bellaugello Gay Guest House seen from a different angle

The house is on the skyline above the first curve on the white road and commands fabulous views to the south.  Of note to me are the wonderfully green fields refreshed by recent rains.

Another pic that will be of interest to guys who have stayed at Bellaugello gay bed and breakfast will be this one of the village of Colpalombo.  Although from the photo to me the village has a somewhat alpine feel, it really is in Umbria.  The prominent church bell tower is the one seen across the valley from the windows and terraces of Bellaugello.

and lastly for this post, using a telephoto lens, the house of Bellaugello with the infinity swimming pool seen to the right as seen from the road the far side of the village of Colpalombo