What better excuse than to start your 2017 holidays than to stay at Bellaugello over the Easter weekend.

As in past years we invite you to join in the mix of festivities from traditional to contemporary and experience life in rural Italy.  Arrive on Thursday 13th April when we offer you a welcome aperitivo, a chance to meet your fellow guests.

On Friday we head into our local town of Gubbio to witness the enigmatic ancient ‘Processione del Cristo Morto’ the haunting traditional procession of the ‘dead Christ’.  We watch as the candlelit procession wends its way through the historic centre of the medieval town, deep mysterious chanting and the clacking of the ‘battistrangole’ herald the arrival of the dead Christ carried high in the procession.  We head off to one of our favourite restaurants ‘Ristorante dei Consoli’ where there is a table booked for Bellaugello Guests, the procession passing down the street, a great chance for more photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the procession click the link to a YouTube video:

Video of the Processione del Cristo Morto, Gubbio 2016

Saturday is the perfect time to relax, you have enjoyed breakfast at Bellaugello in the company of your fellow guests, then maybe enjoy a sauna or walk with your loved on on the many winding tracks from Bellaugello, returning in time for a four course dinner around our antique family table in the dining room warmed by a roaring log fire.

At Breakfast on Easter Sunday feast on local specialities including the ‘colomba’ the dove shaped sweet bread and the local ‘crescia di Pasqua’ a risen yeast bread filled with cheese and best eaten with local prosciutto. This is a chance to paint your hard boiled eggs which we will take to our dear neighbours on their organic farm where they host a lunch party for friends, neighbours and guests from Bellaugello.

This lunch is a long standing tradition of our hosts, on their peaceful simple organic farm, which for many years we have all been invited to participate.  The atmosphere is warm and inviting, we will not be the only people from outside the area, everyone bringing a gift of food or wine, maybe both to share from their local region or their own kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Check-out after Breakfast on Monday 17th.

Prices for a couple sharing a suite, to include daily breakfast, welcome aperitivo on Thursday, dinner at Bellaugello on Saturday evening are from €750,00.  If you wish to join the Easter lunch party on the organic farm I ask that you bring some speciality food from your region or country to share with fellow guests.  Transport to and from Gubbio is not included and dinner on the Friday evening at ‘dei Consoli’ is optional and not included in the weekend price.

TO BOOK: simply go to the ‘Book Now’ button on the website enter the dates check-in 13/04 and check-out 17/04 and in the comments box write “Leap into Spring – Easter in Umbria” that way we will pick up your request to participate in the weekend.  Final price is dependent upon suite chosen, a supplement of €90 per couple is made for the non-optional items described on this page.  Of course you can add additional nights either before or after the weekend.