Euro 2020/21: England to Italy home exchange holiday


Anticipation is at fever pitch for tomorrow night's 8pm kick-off of the Euro 2020/21 final between England and Italy at Wembley stadium. This is England's biggest game in 55 years and against an Italy side who are on a 33-match unbeaten run. Good luck to both teams and both sets of fans!

England / Italy home swap holiday: at Home Base Holidays we love hearing members' home exchange experiences. So, with England vs Italy very much on our minds, here's a lovely trip report from Barbara & Iain on their home swap holiday between their Cotswolds cottage and Christopher & Adrian's gorgeous Tuscan farmhouse.

Fabulous home exchange holiday between The Cotswolds and Tuscany

"We enjoyed a fabulous home exchange holiday staying in Christopher and Adrian's converted farmhouse in Tuscany. Arranging the swap was really easy and the communication with Christopher and Adrian was always clear, very friendly and prompt.

The area in Tuscany was fabulous! Up into the hills you can discover little villages where life goes on in an almost timeless fashion. But then just a twenty minute drive down the valley and you are in gorgeous Lucca. Also just a short easy drive away and you're in the Appenine and Apuan Alps - an ideal location for walking and exploring the coastal beaches and towns such as the beautiful renaissance towns of Prato and Pistoia. Florence is an easy day trip too!

Christopher and Adrian's house, La Roccia, has a private driveway and overlooks a lovely peaceful wooded valley. There are four houses in the area, including one belonging to our hosts, who maintained a very helpful but discreet distance at all times. The other two cottages were set well apart from our home swap home.

The house has several beautiful sunny terraces and a lovely sitting room and kitchen area that overlook the valley. A short walk from the home, down the hill, took us to the lovely swimming pool with recliners on the peaceful terrace.

The bathrooms and kitchen were clean and attractive. There is also a huge rock in the kitchen/diner - an unusual but really interesting feature! There are lovely views from the large sitting room had elegant dining area.

Christopher and Adrian were wonderful, generous, helpful hosts and left our Cotswold cottage in perfect shape after their stay. Thank you so much for a wonderful home swap!"

- Barbara & Iain


Meet the home swappers
Home Swappers Barbara and Iain

Barbara and Iain (HBH members #32409)

Barbara and Iain's exchange offer is a beautiful 180 year old stone cottage in idyllic village in the heart of the Cotswolds. 

View Barbara and Iain's Cotswolds home swap offer

Home swappers Christopher and Adrian

Christopher and Adrian (HBH members #36781)

Christopher and Adrian's exchange offer, La Roccia, is a beautifully converted traditional two-storey Tuscan farmhouse.

View Christopher and Adrian's Tuscan home swap offer


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