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From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

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

Explore the beautiful countryside of Tuscany on a vintage Vespa tour from Florence. Pass through the narrow streets to admire the pretty castles, villas, olive groves, and more. Take photos at the stops before tasting the region’s best prosciutto ad cheese accompanied by a glass of Chianti. 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 you 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 to 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.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

2. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

3. 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.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

4. 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: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

5. 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: Electric Scooter Tour with Guide

6. Florence: Electric Scooter Tour with Guide

Beat the tourist crowds and discover historic Florence by electric scooter. Glide through the streets with the wind in your hair, as your professional guide shows you the essential sights. Experience this historic city in a contemporary and fun way. Let your guide show you all the hidden pearls of the historical center, and tell fascinating stories from its lively history. Learn about the birthplace of the renaissance from the comfort of your brand new scooter.

Florence and Surroundings Vintage Fiat 500 Tour

7. 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.

Tuscany: Vespa Tour with Traditional Lunch

8. Tuscany: 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.

Florence: Vintage Sidecar Tour at Morning or Sunset

9. Florence: Vintage Sidecar Tour at Morning or Sunset

What's the best way to start a day in Florence? Try a two-hour ride through Florence's highlights in a vintage sidecar. Start with a breakfast in one of our selected Motocarrozzetta-styled bars where you'll have the chance to taste different kinds of coffee selected directly by the owner and bought from the producer. Take your smartphone or camera and simply sit in our sidecar, and you'll be driven around the heart of the city for a really impressive ride. You'll go along the river Arno, up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, down inside the historical city center, and through lesser known districts such as Oltrarno (one of the coolest districts in the world according to Lonely Planet), before heading up again to the Florentine hills to catch the best panoramic views of Florence. If the winery option is chosen, you'll then be taken for a 45 minute ride to a special winery for a delightful visit and tasting. You can stop at any moment if you want to take pictures, and you'll be introduced to the history (and secrets) of this wonderful city.

From Florence: Sunset Wine Tasting Tour in Vintage Car

10. From Florence: Sunset Wine Tasting Tour in Vintage Car

You have dreamed of a romantic Italian getaway, get ready to make that dream a reality with our vintage Fiat 500 Sunset Drive and unique Wine Tasting experience. Your adventure is shaped from the start with the fantastic and compelling narrative of the Fiat 500 history, its relevance in Italian history. After you have become familiarized with your car and understand its personality, our guide will lead the convoy on the adventure of a lifetime. The gentle hum of the engine, the feel of the meandering roads opens us to the breathtaking view of the tuscan hills and as we drive into the past, we are exposed to the historicTuscan Villas, cypress lined roads endless vineyards and captivating olive groves. At our stop you will enjoy a Spritz cocktail followed by a wine tasting and sampling of the best local Tuscan cheeses and meats. This adventure will warm your heart with memories that will last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This may have been the highlight of my entire trip to Europe. Gorgeous architecture, fascinating history, and a guide who took great care of us. It was a little difficult to find him - meeting instructions were not great - but he ended up pulling into the piazza a few minutes before our scheduled meeting time and it worked out fine.

Great tour by Pietro. A member of our group is not able to walk long distances so it was great to see the whole city easily. He let us take some stops (gelato, free perfume museum) and have us lots of picture stops. Definitely go up to piazza san michanelgo. It’s an amazing view!

We enjoyed the electric cart tour through Florence. We were able to visit some locations that might have been difficult for us to access on foot, so we appreciate the experience. Our driver, Simon was very friendly and provided so much interesting information on our tour.

The tour was nice and informative. A quick way to tour the city and explore the tourist spots. The guide/ driver was nice and friendly.

Amazing trip!!! Steffano and Chris were amazing. Would definitely recommend.