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We are thrilled to announce our own Mara Solomon has been included in Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Top Travel Specialists for 2019. This is Mara’s 13th consecutive year being recognized by the Magazine.  Many thanks to the editors of Condé Nast Traveler who pave the way in our industry– identifying trends and inspiring the […]

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Every year, millions of visitors crowd onto the Amalfi coast to experience the region’s UNESCO world heritage landscape, its dramatic shorelines, thrilling “nastro azzurro”road, straight-from-the-sea dishes, celebrity-spotting and sandal shopping. It possesses a charm and appeal that’s unparalleled, but summer months can be unpleasantly crowded and finding your private Amalfi experience can be hard to […]

The post 5 Ways to Escape the Amalfi Coast Crowds appeared first on Homebase Abroad.

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Homebase Abroad’s BOOK & MOVIE Recommendations Books make lovely holiday gifts. We are excited to share our book and movie recommendations with you. There are so many options curating a definitive list is an impossible task. Our list comes from years of reading, collecting and scouring bookshelves. Whether your interest is fiction, non-fiction or visual, […]

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Without a doubt, the biggest benefit to our guests enjoying a villa vacation in Italy is the cook—or the chef—in the kitchen. Whether you are a party of five or 35, it transforms your villa vacation. Why not turn over the meal planning, shopping, preparation, serving and cleaning up? Meet your next cook… Once a […]

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Whether you are traveling with children, seeking small-production wines or simply looking to soak in the beautiful landscapes, there is much to do in Chianti. Here are 8 things we suggest everyone visiting Chianti should know: Know that ‘Chianti’ is not one town in particular: The term ‘Chianti’ is generally used to describe the delightfully hilly region […]

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In our opinion, one of the best part of villa travel is the luxury of having an in-villa chef. Having a native Italian chef prepare authentic cuisine, catered to your specific needs and tastes, provides memorable experiences as well as the convenience of knowing your meals are in capable hands. This affords you the chance […]

The post Eating Authentic Italian with Villa di Torno’s Chef Sergio appeared first on Homebase Abroad.

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Since Roman times the emerald green waters of Lake Como have made it a coveted holiday retreat. Shaped like an upside-down Y, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy. Its waters are lined with ancient villages, ornate villas and gardens bursting with Mediterranean flora. Bordered by the picturesque villages of Tremezzo, Varenna, Como, […]

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Once in a lifetime vacations are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable celebratory meal. Whether you’re celebrating a marriage, a birthday, a retirement or the simple joy of gathering your loved ones together, an excellent culinary experience is sure to create a lasting memory. The dinner table is a place of community. The shared event […]

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There is a mystical magical landscape between Siena and the famous wine towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano. It lies in quiet repose, waiting for those curious and interested visitors who want to explore yet another beautiful corner of this storied land. Welcome to the Crete Senesi. The words ‘Crete Senesi’ translate to ‘Senese Clays’ and […]

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Have you ever met someone who is unwilling to return to Italy? Do you ever think you have seen enough?  Twirled your last strand of spaghetti? Had your last excellent glass of wine? Admired your last beautiful sunset? No? Neither have we. One of the great marvels of Italy is discovering more and more layers […]

The post The Alta Maremma: Going Further Afield in Tuscany appeared first on Homebase Abroad.

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