Sweden offers many solutions to make wonderful gay-friendly holidays but it seems that maybe this time you are looking to find something a bit different. Let us guess, are you dreaming of an authentic, exciting life experience, in the company of like minded guys? And why not, perhaps in the middle of the countryside, a villa with an infinity pool overlooking an enchanted valley? No, that’s not a dream, it is reality: It is located in Umbria, Italy, is a very special place, and it is called Bellaugello.
Italy and Sweden: two ways to spend your holidays.
Certainly Italy is not Sweden. Italy is the Mediterranean. To be honest it is different from Sweden, it is both good and bad. Bad because to the world Italy is also synonymous with mafia and bunga-bunga, corrupt politicians and illegality, a country that over time has won the title of “banana republic” even though bananas do not grow here, but it is also good, very good. Italy is Florence, Rome, Venice and Milan, it is the Ponte Vecchio and the Colosseum, and the Via Condotti, the cradle of civilisation, a country full of history and culture, art and fashion and cute guys. Italy is the country of typical regional cuisines and great wines, handicrafts, local dialects and country festivals, all contributing to the real life experience of our authentic Italian lifestyle. It’s Italy of pizza, spaghetti and home made pasta.
But does not this mix of conflicting features make Italy an exciting country?
Umbria, is the ideal place for a relaxing gay-friendly holiday.
There are areas in Italy where time has stood still, traditions continue, yet visitors are welcomed. Umbria is the ‘green heart’ of Italy, and its heart is big. Right in the center of Italy, completely immersed in the green of a sweet countryside, made of rolling hills and small medieval towns, dreamy panoramas tell the long history of a unique region. And it is here, in this unspoiled nature that you will find Bellaugello Gay Country House.
Umbria is a region of medieval hill top castles and towns. A peaceful unspoilt destination for the discerning traveler, with lakes, woodlands, vineyards, fields of sunflowers and dazzling mountains. In Umbria, a region described as ‘Tuscany without the tinsel’, there are villages such as Todi, Assisi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Orvieto, Spoleto, Spello some of the most beautiful in Italy.
Above all, our home town of Gubbio. This incredible medieval gem the ‘City of Stone’, is known worldwide for the ‘Festa dei Ceri’ or ‘Race of the Candles’ held in May each year. It was the home of St. Francis of Assisi, a town of narrow lanes, traditional ceramics, precious truffles, and home to the ‘World’s Largest Christmas Tree’ as listed by guinness book of world records. In Italy it is widely known as “la città dei matti” the “City of the fools”, referring to the proverbial unpredictability and irony of the locals.
And it is just on the outskirts of Gubbio that Bellaugello with its infinity pool, individual suites and great cooking offers its exclusive holidays for gay men.
How to reach Bellaugello from Sweden
Just to give an idea of Bellaugello’s location compared to Sweden we have calculated the distance between Stockholm, the capital, and Bellaugello which is 2421 Km.