In my experience, enjoying pasta, pizza and wine in Italy is the ultimate indulgence. This trip was no exception. Jacob and I arrived to our home for the weekend at Borgo Case Bardi and immediately fell in love with the property and this less explored region of Tuscany.
The closest town square to Case Bardi is in a sleepy village called Scansano, perched overlooking rolling hills and vineyards. We spent each evening wine tasting here or getting dinner at a neighboring town once we returned from exploring the region. One of southern Tuscany’s best-kept secrets is a natural mineral bath half an hour south that we couldn’t help but visit twice during our trip! I also loved the drive we did to Porto San Stefano, a picture-perfect boating town with colorful Italian architecture and delicious local seafood.
Southern Tuscany was so quiet in springtime, we rarely ran into other tourists! Authentic Italy without the crowds is definitely the best version of Italy.
I highly encourage you to consider southern Tuscany if Italy is on your travel bucket list.
For more from our trip to Italy, check out our Tuscany video!