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fontaine_pam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We had such a great time!!!! The tour guide was wonderfull and took us to places that the tour buses couldn't go. We had a delicious meal in a private kitchen in the Tuscany hills. Coming back into the city people loved the site of 6 vintage fiats . Many were taking pictures of us and filming the fiat caravan. We felt like we were being chased by paporazzi. The day was great from beginning to end.

Ken M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

An excellent experience. Location of the company in the middle of town. Julian was an excellent guide and had a great love for and knowledge of Florence. A fun must do experience followed by a beautiful lunch.

James E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

My wife and I had a blast driving one of the vintage fiats through the surrounding hills of Florence! Our guide, Angel was a terrific and knowledgeable guide sharing some of Florence's rich history with us. The lunch provided was wonderful and the scenery to and from was stunning.
Definitely a highlight of our stay and we would recommend this tour to anyone.
Pick a nice day and enjoy the tiny country roads in a tiny Italian car!

LillyStefan Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Everyone should take a few hours to do this fun tour from Florence! We selected this tour because their office located in the centre of florence I think the other company meets outside the city it's only a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Our tour guide Fabio was fantastic! Full of energy and interesting commentary of florence and tuscany. Driving vintage Fiat 500s out of Florence and into the Tuscan hills was a wonderful experience, felt classically Italian. We made a few stops which included time for photos. A highlight was visiting their property where they prepared a delicious antipasto, pasta and Carmela's delicious cookies!
If you're after fun italian experience - just book this tour!

Mindy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Wow! What fun! Our guide, Fabio, was FUN, knowledgeable, and very attentive. The lunch was much more than we expected...at a private farm overlooking a beautiful hillside. The only negative was that the Fiats had to follow Vespas, so it was pretty slow going ... But the views were so great, I don't think we would have enjoyed them so much if we had been going faster. Truly our best Florence experience, and well worth the money!

Susan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our jaunt in the little green Fiat 500. Great to drive and fun too. Our al fresco lunch on a warm sunny day with a cool breeze overlooking the beautiful Tuscan hills was delightful, fully recommended. Sue and Andrew

lcarchunde

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip - we had a small group - our guide Fabiano was fantastic. What blast driving this Fiat - A great way to see the outskirts of Florence. And of course, lunch was delicious at a beautiful setting overlooking the beautiful tuscan country side. This is a must DO - wish we had time to do all the tours with this company Walkabout

Lauren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Fantastic experience, a highlight of our trip, with Fabio as guide.
Four and a half hours of great fun.

Ken L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

What a hoot! Franciesco led the way in his fiat followed by 4 Vespas and then us in the fiat. Up through the Tuscan hills with interesting and scenic stops along the way. Everyone was on a high from the get go and patience and leadership shown by Francesco was remarkable. We booked this tour at the last minute and we are so glad we did.

Rumesh W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

I absolutely loved this tour. Being able to drive the Fiat gave the tour a very different angel and made it fun too. We had Angel as our host, who was brilliant. He took us to some picturesque places so we were able to stop and take some pictures too. We were the only group so we were lucky enough to have Angel as our photographer too. We ended up driving to a private property for lunch where they had fresh pasta and tasty wine while we overlooked a breathtaking view. We then drove back to the city to conclude this experience. what an incredible one - I highly recommend it!

mrscort84 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was so much fun. I enjoyed driving the little Fiat through Florence.
As we drove out of the city we stopped and had some great views of the city, I got some great shots of the Duomo

craig h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

a very enjoyable experience ,great guide ,loved driving the car through the streets of florence and up into the tuscany hills very scenic . The lunch was really good and in and wonderful setting .

mohammed a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fun and crazy. I loved it Don't miss it people.

Amy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This outing was the highlight of our trip to Florence!! We loved it!! We were a group of four and all of us really enjoyed this trip!! We can not say enough about Julian and the staff that led this he grew up in Seattle and Florence and his knowledge of the city and its history was definitely an asset.
The driving was an adventure and the views of Florence were ones that you simply could not experience if you stayed only in the city. It was very warm the day we went, and the cars we did the Fiats, not the Vespas do not have AC but that is actually part of the experience! The vintage cars were beautifully maintained and ran very well, the two drivers enjoyed the experience of driving a vintage vehicle with its unique transmission.
The lunch in the Tuscany hills was delightful and just right - served by the local tour company staff. It was a delightful respite and opportunity for conversation with our fellow travelers.
We HIGHLY recommend this trip!

JSSC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Words can't begin to express HOW MUCH FUN our little family of 3 had on this tour! Julian was the consummate guide and host, from Florence as well as Seattle, handily assisted by David in the shop and some delightful ladies whose names escape me at Julian's family villa tour's destination. Took a little bit to find the starting point place in Firenze, but once we did, well worth the hike to get there! It is at the Walkabout Office next to the Palazzo Vechhio. Note too to travelers by foot who don't want to pay a euro to use the WC: Walkabout has a lovely public restroom! It took roughly an hour for everyone to gather and get trained. American heads up: you need an International Driver's License to drive in Italy easily acquired if you belong to AAA. We ended up being a convey of three adorable Fiats with about 6 Vespa scooters in front of the Fiats and Julian in his signature navy Fiat at the lead. Once loaded we all enthusiastically drove through the city streets up into the hills of Florence, making two picturesque stops along the way. It was hotter than Hades the day we went, so be advised there is zero, zip, nada AC in the brightly colored little sardine cans with lawnmower sounding motors! But oh was it a blast! Hubby and I took turns driving. Back seat has enough room for one 16 year old teen FYI. Not able to drive as the age minimum is 18. Be advised anyone who gets car sick should absolutely not ride in the back seat. That advisory aside, if you and your passengers are ready to roll, game on! The roads are narrow, the hills require down shifting NO AUTOMATICS and the intersections are hair raising! Got to use the horn once! Again, it was all fun! Once at the extremely - and enviably - picturesque Villa, we were served a feast of apertivo, vino and then even a pasta main course, dessert and espresso! Ooodles of bottled water too. The setting, attention to detail, the view... Magnificent! Wish we could have stayed but had to drive ourselves back! Grazie Julian!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We had a great time. Laughed lots and enjoyed the excitement of travelling through the laneways and Tuscan hills in a Fiat 500. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Italy! What a hoot!

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This Tour was one of the highlights of our two week vacation. The guys at the tour companyare friendly, organized, fun and definitely people oriented. Our guide Julian couldn't have been better.
The car was a blast to drive. The scenery was breathtaking. The lunch was out of this world. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who really wants a great day out.
We actually booked another tour with this same company and it was equally as good !!

Janet W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Amazing experience ... lots of fun, interesting and fabulous food. Our guide - Angel - was delightful and well informed. Go for it!

Mattzola

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour, my wife and I loved it! We drove the Fiat, but there are Vespas too. I recommend the morning tour, the streets are less chaotic. But know how to drive a stick and be prepared for some intense driving, but it's totally manageable. Angel was a great tour guide. Really cool experience!

James P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Had a fantastic time :) was great to get outside of the city.

Johanna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The four of us in our group dubbed this the most fun we had during a month in Italy. And it was a really good trip with a lot of adventures. The little Fiats were fun, the countryside views were amazing, and the lunch overlooking the hills of Tuscany was really tasty. Julian, our guide, was patient and accommodating. It is important that you know how to drive a stick shift before you go, but our designated driver said it wasnt difficult to manage if you did. I would definitely recommend this for those looking for something different. Fair warning: the cars are very cozy so you may want to break groups into no more than two people per car.

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Suzanne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

So much fun to drive this little bit of history around Florence - can't wait to do it again next visit. I booked for a solo and had the little blue car to myself. The lunch was quite filing and varied which was nice and gave an opportunity to talk with those on the vespas behind the cars. The tour combines the cars and vespas and unfortunately it was raining in the morning which was disappointing as we had only one photo stop. I would have liked to stop more for photos even in rain but we had a few very slow vespas which affected our schedule.

Janice R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This was a blast! The dinner with the rest of the group was the best. Julian was great and the dinner was terrific.

Michael Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This was a brilliant thing to do while we were in Italy, the tour guide was really nice and helpful, and made it a very pleasurable experience.
Absolutely worth doing, I can't recommend this enough

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