You won't find the real Tuscany by the Leaning Tower. The true Tuscany thrives away from the tourist track. In this Tuscany, you won't just see the sights– you'll savor the soul of Italy:
- baking focaccia at a chef's hilltop villa
- slumbering inside a medieval castle
- biking atop Lucca's historic walls
P.S. Below you'll find 3 crowd-free trattorias in Tuscany that your travelers will love
FABULOUS FLORENTINE FARE
Tucked on a side street in Florence, Gilda Bistrot is a haven from the crowds. Gilda, the owner, will welcome you with a kiss on each cheek — serving up rustic and yet refined classics.
Siena's side streets are home to the city's tastiest eateries. La Chiacchiera is your textbook Tuscan trattoria — boasting hand-written menus, liters of local wine, and fresh pasta.
Located in Florence's quieter Oltrarno district, Fuori Porta is a favorite happy-hour haunt of locals. From the terrace, you can glimpse the vine-dotted hills of Chianti.