You've read the tourists on Tuscany, the lifestyle and the locals; now read a locals' account of the tourists!
Following the huge success of Frances Mayes' 'Under The Tuscan Sun', the foreigner in Tuscany has become a literary genre of its own. You've read the tourists on Tuscany, the lifestyle and the locals; now read the locals' side of the story as Dario, a Chianti tour guide, tells of his years guiding the hundreds of tourists who have stormed through his life and beloved homeland.
From the vain, silly and ignorant, to the ambitious, the horny and the downright pathological, he has looked after them all. There's never a dull moment as the long-suffering Dario guides, cajoles and attempts to instil some of his beloved Tuscan food, wine and culture into his wayward clients.
Interspersed with Dario's funny and occasionally hair-raising tales are details of his own experience of falling in love with the Tuscan countryside; its traditions, tumbledown farmhouses, delicious produce and thriving vineyards. By turns touching and hilarious, 'Too Much Tuscan Sun' is a welcome antidote to all those gushing travel memoirs we know so well.