Easter is a special time here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. We mix tradition – the ‘Processione del Cristo Morto’ with contemporary, lunch and egg rolling on a neighbouring organic farm. Most guys arrive on the Thursday when we offer a welcome aperitivo in front of the fire, a chance to meet your fellow guests.
On Friday late afternoon 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:
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 generously host a relaxing convivial 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 to share from their local region it is a cosmopolitan occasion.
For further information about staying at Bellaugello over Easter click on the ‘Deals’ page on the website. Prices for a four night stay are from €750,00 for double occupancy of a suite.
If you wish to join the Easter lunch party on the organic farm, and I hope you will, I ask that you bring some speciality food and or wines from your region or country or home to share with fellow guests.
TO BOOK: simply go to the ‘Book Now’ button , that annoying pink tab on the left of the page, 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 in the ‘deal’. Of course you can add additional nights either before or after the weekend.
For those of you who are curious to learn more about the ethos of Pratale Organic farm, living by the seasons, respecting nature, and being totally connected to the ground she and her family cultivate, here is a link to an interview in Italian with Etain
Return to the countryside, bioregionalism – an interview with Etain Addey the link opens in a new tab;