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From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

1. From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

Meet at the centrally located garage for your introduction to one of the perfectly restored Vintage Vespas. Your tour leader will fit you with a helmet and give some basic instructions and safety information before setting off for this exhilarating ride through the countryside. Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills, following the tour leader along the riverside and a tree-lined avenue to a famous viewpoint. After posing for photos with your Vespa and the amazing skyline of Florence, enjoy a bit of culture with a quick visit inside one of Florence's oldest churches. Feeling more confident now with your Vespa, it's time for some more challenging roads as you leave the crowds and traffic behind and take to the narrow lanes between castles and villas, through ancient olive groves and vineyards. There are plenty of stops for photos and if two people are sharing a Vespa, there's plenty of chance to take turns. When it's time for a break, enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany's best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti. Then be prepared to turn some heads as you ride expertly back into the city as you and your Vintage Vespa become one of the tourist sights of Florence.

Tuscany 6-Hour Vespa Tour with Traditional Lunch

2. Tuscany 6-Hour Vespa Tour with Traditional Lunch

Enjoy a 6-hour Tuscany Vespa Tour that provides you the perfect opportunity to experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside in a more personal way. After a 20-minute transfer from Florence, you’ll arrive at the Fattoria di Lavacchio, an organic farm that produces it's own wine, olive oil, and grows its own fruits and vegetables. The fattoria is located in the famous Chianti Rufina region, home to the world-renowned Ruffino wine. The Vespa tour begins with a guided ride through the picturesque winding roads of the Tuscan countryside followed by a delicious traditional Tuscan lunch accompanied by fine Chianti wine.

Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

3. Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

Take a ride on the iconic Vespa, through the lush countryside of Tuscany. We will pick you up with one of our comfortable, air-conditioned mini-vans and we'll take you to the countryside, away from the busy city. In just 15 minutes you'll be at the doors of Chianti countryside. Then you will receive an orientation on how to use the Vespa safely, before we head out for our engaging and enjoyable ride. Driving at a relaxed pace along quiet and scenic country roads, you will be offered beautiful views of the rolling hillsides. We will visit different medieval villages in the heart of Tuscany and enjoy the most incredible landscapes. Next, we will stop at a 17th-century villa for a typical Tuscan meal and a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars, with wine tasting and olive oil tasting.

Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

4. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

5. Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

Enjoy an eco-friendly ride through the ancient streets and iconic squares of Florence on an electric golf cart. Experience the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" with all its famous landmarks and learn the history behind each corner with your audio guide. Strap in to your cart, select your language, and embark on an unforgettable sightseeing tour along the historic streets of Florence. Visit emblematic landmarks like the Duomo Square, home of the 4th biggest cathedral in the world: the Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, ride straight into the heart of Florence and arrive at Republic Square, the very spot where the city was born in 89 BC. Continue to Signoria Square and view the famous statues such as the powerful Perseus by B. Cellini and the copy of David by B. Michelangelo. Discover the Great Pantheon of Florence and glide past the Basilica di Santa Croce where many great Italians were laid to rest, including Michelangelo, Galileo, and Macchiavelli among others. Ride along the Arno river and ascend the surrounding hills to reach Michelangelo Square. Be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Florence.

Florence and Surroundings Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

6. Florence and Surroundings Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

Meet your beautifully restored vintage Fiat 500 at its home in a Florence garage, once the stables and coach house of a Florentine Palazzo. You will also meet your tour leader who will introduce you to the secrets of driving a car from the 1960's. Once you are confident with your Fiat 500, the tour begins. Following the tour leader, and in constant radio contact, you'll drive through the streets of Florence and in a short time, leave the city streets behind. You will take the cypress tree-lined avenue to climb high above the city for some amazing views. The first stop is at one of the oldest churches in Florence. There's time for a quick visit inside and a chance to take some great photos with you and your Fiat 500 with the wonderful backdrop of Florence. Then you'll set off for a panoramic drive into the hills with a radio commentary, along narrow stone walled lanes, past historic villas and fields of olive trees, making short stops to take photos of the wonderful landscape. If you have been riding shotgun, now is your chance to swap places with the driver and have your turn at the wheel. Next, you'll have the chance to sit on a private terrace with stunning long views across the Tuscan hills, dotted with villas and castles. You can soak up the scenery and sample some excellent Tuscan cheeses and ham, with a taste of Chianti wine. After more photo opportunities, it's time to start back to Florence, taking the most scenic route back to the city.

Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

7. Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

Take a wine-tasting trip through rural Florence in a vintage Fiat 500, and cruise along winding country roads past Tuscany's famous vineyards. The tour begins with an introduction to the iconic Fiat 500. Acquaint yourself with driving the retro car before driving through Florence in a colorful convoy; often to spontaneous applause and waves from locals and tourists alike. Cruise through Florence's pretty streets, then head into the gorgeous Tuscan hills. Hop out of your Fiat 500 at a 15th-century villa. Take a tour of the grounds and vineyards, and head to the villa's wine cellar for a thorough tasting of the vineyard's award-winning wines and olive oil accompanied by a light lunch of traditional Tuscan delicacies.

From Florence: Chianti Day Trip on an Original Vespa

8. From Florence: Chianti Day Trip on an Original Vespa

Cruise along scenic and peaceful roads on a Vespa. Pass through the Tuscan countryside and see working farms. Follow winding roads through chestnut woods, olive groves, and vineyards. The scenic area is also peppered with hidden relics of the past, like old castles, villages, farms, and parish churches. Keep your eye out for these as you ride by on your scooter. Enjoy this experience with your Italian and English-speaking guide, who will take you to small medieval villages situated in the heart of Tuscany. Have the chance to drive an original Vespa or decide to be driven by one of the local partner's expert drivers. The tour along the Chianti hills lasts all day. You will stop at a renowned farm for a wine tasting and delicious lunch.

Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

9. Florence: Guided Vespa Tour

Join an incredible experience where the Italian dream takes shape in the form of a traditional Vespa. This 2-hour tour, where the streets of the center of attention, tells the story of Florence and will be led by a friendly yet professional guide. Before departing, you will participate in a small briefing on the route which will be traveled, before the rules for the tour's security will also be explained. You'll then hop on to your Vespa at the  from where you will travel to Piazza Michelangelo, the most famous sightseeing spot in Florence. on the way, you’ll admire the panoramic views of the dome and the sunshine gleaming onto the River Arno. The next stop is a couple of minutes away from Piazza Michelangelo, known as the San Miniato Abbey on the hills of Tuscany. Here you can see this beautiful historic cemetery, which is famous for its Medieval history. This spot also gives you the opportunity to experience spectacular views of the city. You can then continue your adventure on a Vespa to Fiesole, a picturesque town just a few minutes outside the city center. You can learn the Roman history behind this town, and admire the views over the Florence region and surrounding hills. The tour will then end, at which point you’ll ride your Vespa back to the departure point in the center of Florence.Piazza San Marco

from Florence: All inclusive Tuscany Vespa Tour in Chianti

10. from Florence: All inclusive Tuscany Vespa Tour in Chianti

The day starts with pickup from central Florence (see meeting point section) where the group will be taken in an air-conditioned van/coach to the Chianti region. Upon arrival, a local English-speaking guide will share some information on the region before giving a brief safety demonstration and assigning the Vespas.   Start the Vespa ride on the quiet and scenic roads through the rolling hills of the Chianti region where some of the most famous Tuscan wines are produced and fall in love with the fields of vines, cypresses, and Tuscan rural houses. Admirea the skylines of the incredible Medieval villages like Sna Gimignano and listen to the legendary stories that these places hold from your local guide When hunger strikes, the group gathers back together at a local winery to share an authentic Tuscan meal combined with a light wine and olive oil tasting.   After a day full of sightseeing, the group returns to Florence at approximately 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Had a great time driving the 1967 Fiat! Matt was a brilliant guide who was very patient and clear in explaining how to use the car with it being different to a modern car. Amazing views driving around the hills near Florence, drove to nearby village stopped for some photos with the lovely cars. We got the bus from the city centre, number 36, and it dropped us off straight outside the Villa with the Tour starting from just inside the gate. Thanks again to Matt and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Florence :)

Very informative for the first day in Florence to make you understand what you want to choose to see if you have a short stay. You need at least 7 full days to see Florence.

Great guide. Very informative Got to see bits of Florence we would never of found Would thoroughly recommend this way to see Florence

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He took us all over town and took our pictures. We had a blast!!!

Great way to see all the highlights and save walking in the heat,