Basil and Wine

The authentic Italian experience. Vacations in rustic Abruzzo and curation of Italian food and experiences in the United States.


discover abruzzo, the hidden gem of italy

Hidden between the Gran Sasso mountains and the Adriatic Sea lies a place for those who have grown tired of typical tourist traps and seek a peaceful, unique, and more genuine Italian vacation. The region of Abruzzo is where native Italians choose to spend their time off, fleeing the crowded cities in Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Create new experiences with your friends and family eating fresh seafood on the beach, hiking the country’s most beautiful mountain range, and experiencing the rustic agricultural tradition of Central Italy. When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and spend your summertime vacation in Abruzzo.


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The cool, refreshing waters of Alba Adriatica are a staple of this quaint beach town. Ride your bike to the local market or enjoy a gelato on the boardwalk. Enjoy the sunset over the Adriatic Sea as you eat freshly caught seafood on Sayonara Beach. This is perfect for those looking for the perks of a tropical vacation while still enjoying authentic Italian food and culture.


In the rolling hills of Corropoli, you can find the most beautiful and natural organic vineyards in Italy. Tour the expansive farmlands of Abruzzo, known as the source of olives for the Pope's oil and grapes for Montepulciano D'Abruzzo and other fine wines. Truffle hunting, agriculture tours, and farm-to-table dining experiences await you out in the Italian countryside.



Between cultural experiences, kick back and relax poolside at a luxurious hotel overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Watch the sunrise over the beach from the comfort of your balcony. Enjoy air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi in your room. Nearby, fine dining experiences await you, drawing from local, organic ingredients, and prepared by some of the best chefs in Central Italy.