Leader in Authentic, Insider Tours of Tuscany

... and her gentler sister-region, Umbria

Join us for a travel experience that is fascinating, breathtaking and fun beyond your imagination!

Why not follow authenticity instead of crowds?
We invite you to enjoy Tuscany, and her gentler sister-region, Umbria, through intimate, private visits of tucked away places NOT listed in guidebooks, where you are welcomed like family by local Italians. We KNOW Italy, because we live in Italy (along with our stellar Off the Beaten Strada team!) and we are continually exploring our beloved Tuscany and Umbria to discover engaging experiences, interesting sites and beautiful places to share with the curious, active travelers who are our guests.

Our signature approach to travel has been developed over years of on-the-tour testing. We carefully craft our days to include insider experiences, including intriguing artisan demonstrations, private visits, lively cooking lessons and VIP wine tastings. Plus we partner and collaborate exclusively with local Italians, and always allow opportunities for both choice and independence - from museum visits and shopping to photo ops and walking.

We are a single destination provider, which means we don't spread ourselves thin trying to visit all of Italy. Our expertise is here, in Tuscany and Umbria, so our focus is (as I often say) "narrow and deep". And while others head to over-crowded areas, we visit extraordinary places where there is room to breathe - from Tuscany's postcard-perfect Val d'Orcia and vineyard-circled hill towns to Umbria's ancient Etruscan sites and medieval castles.

Our specialty and passion is sharing these extraordinary places, hidden gems and best-kept-secrets with active, curious travelers. This is the part of Italy that we know, inside and out, and this is how we the beaten strada.

Pamela Haack

founder/president Off the Beaten Strada LLC


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