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There are plenty of foodie havens around the world where you can taste stunning, local delights without battling crowds.
Food is a major drawcard for tourists, who flock to Rome for pasta, Paris for pastries and Tokyo for sashimi.
But there are plenty of foodie havens around the world where you can taste stunning, local delights without battling crowds.
Using data from 34,000 global travellers, Booking.com has unearthed a handful of unknown, gastronomic gems.
Todi is nestled in Italy's "green heart" of Umbria, which neighbours the much-heralded region of Tuscany. Visitors to this medieval hill town can dine al fresco while indulging in juicy figs, foraged greens and delicious meat. Alternatively, dig your fork into palomba alla ghiotta - a classic dish of spit-roasted pigeon with sage, rosemary and garlic.
Set to bring out anyone's inner-hunter-gatherer is Motovun, which sits atop one of the many hills along the Istria peninsula of the Adriatic Sea. The area is known as the land of truffles and offers foraging excursions into the woods. For those who prefer a slower pace, the pretty village has a charming main square where you can put your feet up with a crisp local wine and a spread of fine cheeses and hams - and truffles, of course.