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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!
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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
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 .
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!
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!
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!
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 !!
Amazing experience ... lots of fun, interesting and fabulous food. Our guide - Angel - was delightful and well informed. Go for it!
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!
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.
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.
This was a blast! The dinner with the rest of the group was the best. Julian was great and the dinner was terrific.
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
Driving a vintage Fiat 500 through Florence and Tuscany couldn't get the smile of my face for days! Well organised, good food, good guide. Recommended for everyone wanting to do something different while visiting Florence.
My husband and I had a wonderful time, owner was the tour guide. He is fun and very knowledgable. We had a fantastic meal, good company and beautiful grounds. We wish we had more time in Florence, we would advise the cooking class, they were having a lot of fun.
Had an amazing time driving a cute little red fiat. The views were beautiful, the selfies even better HAHHA. Angel was awesome! Very informative and quite frankly very inspirational (speaks multi languages and has lived everywhere across the globe!)
Would highly recommend ! Girls from up t'north :)
This was a wonderful tour and given the chance, I would do it again. A great tour guide and a beautiful day in the Tuscan hills made this tour one of the best tours ever !! It was a lot of fun. Thanks.
The overall experience was fantastic. Our guide was a friendly gentlemen, the view alone the way was so beautiful and the lunch at the end was delicious too. I will highly recommend this tour.
Strongly recommend this tour to anyone who loves driving and vintage cars. We enjoyed driving through the alleys and up the Tuscan hills. Will do this again if we go back to Florence.
Fantastic! Really enjoyed my tour and loved driving the Fiat 500!! The guide was really friendly and helpful, the scenery was beautiful and such a good way to see it all. We stopped a few times to take photos and the lunch we had was divine, I definitely recommend this trip especially if you are a Fiat 500 enthusiast like myself.
Alright - this is such fun! It was really a highlight of our Italian trip. Cruising around Tuscany and looking at the sun set over the olive trees on tiny roads was magical. The dinner and wine was good as well. Our guide was native and gave amazing restaurant recommendations.
Luca at Walkabout Tours was wonderful! He was so patient with every as we tried to follow his instructions. The drive was a blast!! It was so much fun driving these cars along the back streets and country side. The views of Florence and the hill sides were beautiful and the lunch was delicious!! You MUST know how to drive a manual/stick shift car or don't waste your time or the guides/other drivers time please plus you'll wreck the car! This is a must do and would do it again!!