Wow! what a busy year this has been. So much has happened, some good, much bad, but here at Bellaugello we have had a marvellous year. As ever it has been a real joy to welcome guys from all over the world. Many returned once again to spend their holidays relaxing poolside, many new guests, and lots and lots of new friends made. The Bellaugello Gay Guest House network expands, for me a real joy!
2016 was a busy year, the sun shone, we survived unscathed the earthquake tremors, turbulent changes of government and acts of terrorism. Here in Umbria I often remark to friends just how lucky I am to be a ‘peasant farmer up an Umbrian hillside’, and how lucky I am to be able to share it with so many fantastic, beautiful interesting guys from all over the world. The olive harvest was huge, and the oil scrumptious. My international team as ever worked hard to make guests’ stay enjoyable, and to all of them my huge thanks it was a delight to work with you!
Today in-between cooking and working I managed a walk with the dogs, the Umbrian countryside and total peace so very rejuvenating, there was utter silence, fitting for 31st December.
I am so looking forward to 2017 and welcoming back returning guests, new guests some of whom have already booked. We re-open on 8th April and as ever plan a houseparty for the Easter weekend. A date for your diaries must be 15 May when our local town of Gubbio celebrates the ‘Festa dei Ceri’ the race of the candles a spectacular culmination of a year’s planning. The town fills with men in white pants, it is spectacular.
I have already received a booking for a wedding here, so fabulous to be hosting a gay wedding in Italy, and yes, foreigners can be ‘civilly registered’ here. We are planning a few changes, which will be revealed in the next months, it is all so very exciting. Generally I do not make new year’s resolutions, but this year, my much needed diet starts on Monday and I promise to blog more frequently, I feel energised….
Come join in the fun, escape and discover a true magical peaceful re-energising place. Why not follow us on Facebook “Bellaugello Gay Guest House” is our page and also on Instagram, I have a fabulous 2017 season planned and also post there.
Now back to work. Hugs and kisses to you all. Alec