Pasta is Passé, It’s All about the Sauce

Pasta is Passé, It’s All about the Sauce

Here at Homebase Abroad its all about the sauce. Not only do we vividly recall the style and flavors of each sauce we’ve experienced during our Italian villa vacations but its also a practical way to keep your vacation experience alive and fresh. While the idea...
Dress Your Salads ‘Italian Style’

Dress Your Salads ‘Italian Style’

We all have special skills. As my friends and family know, mine is dressing a salad just so, like the Italians. Now, it is easy to get into a disagreement about food in Italy. Even about dressing a salad. I was told, in no uncertain terms some years ago, to apply the...
The Heart and Soul of Tuscan Cooking at Ca di Pesa

The Heart and Soul of Tuscan Cooking at Ca di Pesa

We are delighted to feature guest blogger, Claudia Collazzo, Homebase Abroad’s local concierge. Claudia recently sat down at a café in Panzano with Anna, the local cook at Ca di Pesa where they shared recipes for Tuscan cooking, stories and their love of home cooked...
The Dos and Dont’s of Dining in Italy

The Dos and Dont’s of Dining in Italy

We are delighted to feature guest blogger, Ashley Turney, the owner of L’Esperta, a boutique travel company specializing in Italy. Her clients love the exclusive, personalized treatment they get from her when she plans their trip of a lifetime. You can read more on...
Pasticceria Gilli- 270 Years of Pastry Perfection!

Pasticceria Gilli- 270 Years of Pastry Perfection!

To appreciate the Pasticceria Gilli, one should take a trip through time. It’s 1733 Florence, during the reign of the last Medici, Gian Gastone. Italy and Europe is quite unstable. However, Florence is steadfast in commerce and a hub for social engagements. With that...

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