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...
Pedal the Perimeter of Lucca

Pedal the Perimeter of Lucca

Lucca is a gem – compact, flat, lively – an ideal destination for groups of all description. The still-standing enclosing wall, itself a rarity in Tuscany, has been thoughtfully transformed into a circular park of some 4 kms in length. Run it, bike it, stroll it as...
Beach it in Bibbona

Beach it in Bibbona

La Pineta is a summer-time pilgrimage for the locals and there is always a warm welcome from the Zazzeri family. This is the place to see and be seen for evenings lingering over a superb summer meal of grilled fish with good wine surrounded by the impeccable style of...
11 Reasons to Visit Cetona in 2016

11 Reasons to Visit Cetona in 2016

Amazingly and wonderfully, there are a number of free parking lots on the edge of Cetona that are usually available. Be prepared to manage tight turns and small spaces to park, but then you are done with the car and can explore on foot. Explore beyond the Piazza...
Eat a Feast of Fall Flavors… Tuscany

Eat a Feast of Fall Flavors… Tuscany

Eat a feast of fall flavors this season in Italian gardens – round-hipped and deeply flavored zucca, mushrooms of a staggering variety sprouting according to weather, uve di fragile, sweet small grapes that hang like pendants hanging on pergola’s overhead, root...
Cin! Cin!  Montalcino!! … Tuscany

Cin! Cin! Montalcino!! … Tuscany

Take Brunello, undisputedly one of the most important wines of the world, and add an infectious passion for winemaking. These were the two ingredients inspiring Roberto to take over a wine estate in Montalcino and turn a good wine into a great one. He brought...
Fly to Porcini and Passito… Dolomites

Fly to Porcini and Passito… Dolomites

Getting close to the land is part and parcel of any introduction to the distinctive country ways of these mountains. At Homebase Abroad’s Villa San Lorenzo, this experience is magnified by the hospitality of your hosts– Stefano and Georgia. With them, you...

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