ABOUT Strada Toscana…

For more than 15 years Strada Toscana LLC has been providing exceptional, immersive travel experiences in Italy. We know that insider access and authenticity make all the difference, which is why we partner exclusively with Italian artisans, experts and local residents who are passionate about sharing their culture and traditions. Plus our trips are active, which means you get to truly experience Italian culture through activities, like pasta-making lessons, wine tastings and village walks, along with unrivaled access to hidden sites and private properties.



MEET Pamela Haack…

Strada Toscana LLC started with a dream… followed by years of perseverance, fueled by passion and a steadfast commitment to providing exceptional cultural experiences in Italy. Owner and founder, Pamela Haack, has lived in Italy for more than 15 years, and her unique, boutique travel company reflects her hands-on approach and philosophy of travel. Guests are treated like family, and meeting local people and tucked-away places, off the beaten “strada”, is woven into each and every trip experience.



OUR Philosophy of Travel …

From its inception, the philosophy behind Strada Toscana LLC has been to create an unrivaled cultural experience for travelers to Italy. This can only be done with local Italians behind each and every walk, tour, tasting, meal or visit. From truffle hunts with Michele and Andrea to pasta lessons with Cristian, every detail is attended to with great care and attention, by people who live and work right here – and who are honored that you’ve come to visit.

If slow food, authentic experiences and getting-to-know-a place-as-an insider lights your heart on fire, we’d love to have you join us! Our travel style is a unique blend of Italian traditions, natural beauty, eco-friendly practices, casual chic and a touch of elegance. We love things like tables set with wildflowers and olive branches, family antiques with a bit of patina, cappuccino at a local coffee bar, hand hammered copper, fresh organic food, winding medieval alleyways, beeswax candles, wine from hand-picked grapes, old leather-bound books, tiny churches with Renaissance masterpieces and (of course) hand rolled pasta with homemade sauce.



WHERE We Travel…

Although most of our tours and retreats are based in Tuscany, each year we offer trips in different locations, as well – from Sorrento to Venice to Sicily. Because we focus on quality, and not quality, these trips are offered on a limited basis, depending on the location, and sometimes only once per year. In each of our trip locations you’ll find a hand-selected team made up of our personal connections and friends who offer an unrivaled insider experience of their native land.



WHERE We Stay…

Our criteria for choosing accommodations is simple: unique, boutique, comfortable, characteristic and welcoming. From a former villa in Tuscany to seaside bungalows in Sicily, each property is not only beautiful, but reflects our philosophy of travel. Plus we personally know the owners and staff – many of whom have become our dear friends.



WHAT TO DO Next…

Browse our tours and retreats & workshops or contact us to get started planning your next trip. 


CUSTOMER Review:

“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


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Strada Toscana – a DBA of Off the Beaten Strada LLC – is a fully insured and bonded travel company registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST37452