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...
Why the Dolomites?

Why the Dolomites?

Have you heard about the Dolomites but cannot figure out why or where? Unfortunately, you have a lot of company. We have been crisscrossing Sud Tirol for the last several years, absorbing the beauty and distinction that marks this territory. We are delighted to offer...
Pompeii: Authentic, Interesting and WET!

Pompeii: Authentic, Interesting and WET!

A Homebase Abroad family staying at the Villa San Giacomo in Positano recently requested a private tour of Pompeii. Unfortunately, the weather this summer has been particularly wild in Italy with strong thunder, brilliant lighting and torrents of rain. This generally...
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...
Reinventing Spring Break, Venetian Style

Reinventing Spring Break, Venetian Style

There is nothing more fabulous than to be able to wander at will for hours, by turns enchanted, challenged and surprised by the other worldly and intense reality that is Venice. Venice in March or April is a city you can explore on foot, unencumbered by oppressive...

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