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...
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...
Dig in the dirt… Umbria

Dig in the dirt… Umbria

In our world, truffles are worth getting up early especially when you are walking with a local Italian and trained dogs in the damp early morning of Fall. Weather permitting, of course. This experience is set in the hills above Spoleto on a family-run organic farm. In...
Pizza and our own Elyse Etling!

Pizza and our own Elyse Etling!

When you call the Homebase Abroad office, you will have the pleasure of speaking with Elyse, one of our colleagues here the U.S. In addition to being a dedicated Italiophile and enthusiastic traveler (St. Barts anyone?), Elyse was a client herself before joining our...
How to Avoid a Bad Meal in Italy

How to Avoid a Bad Meal in Italy

What? A bad meal in Italy? Well, maybe impossible relative to a school cafeteria, but there is good, better, best when it comes to restaurants in Italy. When I am hungry and in a new place in Italy. I use these guidelines to find a new restaurant that most often...

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