- 5-hour Fiat 500 self-drive tour from Florence
- Follow your expert guide along secluded roads into the Tuscan countryside
- Spend time at leisure on the grounds of a beautiful villa
- Escape the midday heat by taking a dip in the villa’s outdoor pool
- Relax with a pool-side picnic lunch and enjoy fresh breads, cheeses and cured meats
- Upgrade to include a winemaking session at the villa
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What You Can Expect
Meet your friendly guide on the outskirts of Florence, and listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and introduction to the two-way radio system that is used during your tour. Fiats operate with manual gears, so if you’re driving, you must be confident using them. After a quick practice session, head out of Florence into the Tuscan countryside, following your tour leader in a convoy of Fiat 500s.
Cruising along quiet, secluded roads, pass the beautiful olive groves and vineyards that typify this gorgeous region. After driving for roughly an hour, with photo stops along the way, arrive at a 15th-century villa, nestled deep in the Tuscan hills.
Here you’ll have 2.5 hours to relax at leisure, exploring the villa’s picture-perfect grounds and basking by the pool – don’t forget to bring your bathing suit! Your guide will have brought a picnic lunch and wines from the villa for you to taste. When you’re ready to eat, find a peaceful spot on the grounds and enjoy the feast! Meals vary but expect something typically Tuscan, like fresh breads, mild cheeses, cured meats with fennel, and rich olive oil.
After experiencing Tuscany in the most relaxing way, drive back to Florence in your colorful convoy, arriving in the late afternoon. The route back is a little longer, so you can make the most of driving your eye-catching Fiat 500 through the hills.
Tour Including Winemaking Session:
The villa produces its own Tuscan wines, so should you be interested in learning about the region’s Super Tuscan wines, you can upgrade to include a winemaking session. On arrival, meet the villa’s winemaker and get an inside glimpse into the daily work that takes place on site. Learn all about wine harvesting, see how to cut vines and have a go at stomping your own grapes – a legendary trick that starts the winemaking process. Sample wines at different stages of fermentation before tasting the finished products with your picnic lunch by the pool!
We had a great, relaxing time driving around the Chianti Region with Pepe and his cars. What terrific views, friendly conversation, and interesting information. Ending at the beautiful home surrounded by the pool and more gorgeous views, our host provided lovely and tasty Italian snacks, pasta, and wine. Highly recommended!
Best tour ever! We had sooooo much fun! This is a very orininal and unique way to enjoy Tuscany. The picnic poolside at the villa was just what we needed as a mid trip pick-me-up. May want to update the info on the site as several things have changed and we were more than a little confused/concer