BUONGIORNO! I’m Pamela Haack
…and welcome to Strada Toscana, where we help curious travelers, creatives and experts to experience, explore and learn in an extraordinary place.
After moving to Italy more than 15 years ago, I dreamed big, took a leap of faith and created Strada Toscana. In the beginning we were a boutique tour company, offering off-the-beaten-path tours for small groups of travelers. Our fresh itineraries were a hit, and our loyal guests were delighted.
But over the years my vision grew more focused and my mission became more clear: to offer a uniquely special PLACE where creatives and intimate groups can meet, travel, learn and explore, as they immerse themselves in the beauty of Italy, and of life.
WHAT We Do
We create and customize workshops, retreats, weddings and private trips – all based at a 17th century villa. The villa is reserved exclusively for your group, and we customize your stay with any number of private excursions or insider experiences. Over the years we’ve explored the countryside, befriending local Italians who are eager to create and host insider experiences and activities for you, their special guest. This network of local connections is our heartbeat. ❤️
Because our team is based in both the U.S.A. and Italy, we’re able to seamlessly gather your requests, then make it all come together.
WHO We Work With
We love hosting small-group events, workshops, retreats and weddings for adventurous, creative people, including:
- event designers
- wedding planners
- floral designers
- life coaches
- business coaches
- wellness experts
- and other inspiring creatives!
WHAT To Do Next
- Contact us to learn more.
Soon you’ll be drizzling crusty bread with olive oil…and sprinkling on the sea salt.
“You went out of your way to show us more than Italy’s culture, history, and beauty. You showed us Italy’s soul, as reflected in its dedicated people doing what they love, and often following in their families’ footsteps as fine artisans – handcrafting wine, cheese, olive oil, and metal work. The Italians you introduced us to love life, and love their life’s work, as you do. Their passion, and yours, touched us like no other tour, and we’ve had many. Thank you for your warm and heartfelt hosting, which has redefined vacations for us. As you know, our family is already planning another tour of Italy with you, because we won’t go with anyone but you.” —Sincerely, Beverly and Pete Bono
WALKING To Make a Difference
While we explore Italy, children throughout the world are struggling to even walk to school, because their shoes don’t fit – or they have no shoes at all. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with the Shoe That Grows, a stellar organization that makes and distributes shoes for children who desperately need them. So when you travel with us at Strada Toscana, we donate a pair of shoes to a child. You walk with us, a child walks in shoes. It’s that simple. Step by step, together we can make a difference.