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Traveling Native is devoted to cultivating travel and food experiences with love. We understand travel as an exchange of human, cultural, and culinary wealth.

On tour with us you will discover the Italian art of enjoyment and become part of Italy’s traditions and artistry through direct experiences with local people, food, and landscape. 

Join us and fall in love with your days in Italy and with the food on your plate!



Tasting The Serchio

tasting the serchio

Dining Tour in Barga and Lucca Province, Italy


Join Andee and friends for a dining tour and satiate your craving for fresh culinary territory in Tuscany’s greenest valley. Barga, your home for the week, will take its place in your heart and memory. Dining experiences in Barga, Garfagnana, La Valle del Serchio, Lucca, Versilia

Dates & Booking

July 6 - 13, 2018

September 21 - 28, 2018


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the places

Sharpen your palate across a diverse setting from Tuscany’s mountains, to its coastline, and one of its most flattering walled cities.


the Taste

We’ll learn about local culinary crafts like cheese, bread and wine making, salumi production, beer brewing and more. 


the people

Meet local artisans, chefs, and growers. Cook with them and get to know their stories. Become part of the scenery and enjoyment alongside locals.



  • 8 days in Lucca Province and surroundings
  • 7 nights in Barga
  • Memorable dining the regions best eateries
  • Wine tasting and vineyard visits in Lucca's biodynamic terrain
  • Cheese tasting and caseificio visit in Garfagnana
  • Salumificio visit and tasting in the Media Valle del Serchio
  • Beer tasting and visit of local birrificio
  • Baking class with Paolo Lucchesi
  • Cooking class with Aurelio Barattini
  • Visits to picturesque villages and markets
  • Time for exploration and shopping

What's Included

Includes accommodation, most meals, all ground transportation, transfers, cooking instruction, tours, tasting, full-time guide, and visits as detailed in itinerary. Airfare is not included. 

Dietary Concerns

We enthusiastically welcome travelers of diverse dietary lifestyles. With your help in advance we can cater the program to meet your needs.