5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Drive a vintage Fiat 500 to a gorgeous 15th-century Renaissance villa nestled in the picturesque Tuscan hills just outside of Florence. Traveling in a convoy behind an expert guide, you’ll drive along quiet private roads and then enjoy 2.5 hours at leisure. Swim in the villa’s pool, indulge in a picnic lunch with wine tasting, or perhaps upgrade to include a winemaking session!

Highlights

  • 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

Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Villa and Picnic Lunch

Enjoy your drive around Tuscany!

Cute, sexy and perfectly pint-sized, vintage Fiat 500s are synonymous with the famously stylish Italian culture. While the modern models are often seen on the streets of Italian cities like Florence, vintage models are rare sights nowadays. Lucky for you, you’ll drive one of these charming classics on your 5-hour Fiat 500 tour.

Meet your friendly guide on the outskirts of Florence, and listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and introduction to the car. 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 two hours, 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! A gourmet picnic lunch will be taken beside the villa's pool complete with wines from the villa for you to taste. Meals vary but expect something typically Tuscan, like fresh bruschetta, mild cheeses, cured meats with fennel, pasta dishes and rich olive oil.

After enjoying the delicious picnic and exploring the villa, drive back to Florence in your colorful convoy. You will finish the afternoon with this short drive on a private road to return to the clubhouse.

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 during the Autumn. 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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a fun tour! Villa was beautiful and lunch was delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

what a fun few hours we had driving those gorgeous little cars through beautiful scenery. Tour guide so friendly and helpful and keen to help us take good photo shots. lunch amazing and at a beautiful setting with a lovely swimming pool. great to escape the city as well. Fun and well worth doing : :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great although there was a wedding booked in at the villa, so rather than sitting by and enjoying the pool we were put into the wine cellar which was actually quite nice and cool in comparison to outside however, not what we were expecting. And although Viator will let you book the wine making session, it is not available until August at the earliest so we were disappointed we weren't able to do this. However this wasn't the fault of the company that ran the tour, rather that of Viator

The service the company ran I could not recommend enough! The starting location is very easy to find, taking about 30 mins on the bus from central Florence and very simple to find and navigate. We were given a quick run down on the cars and the dreaded double clutch it's simple once there's been a demonstration given and a quick test drive in the private grounds and then we were off! At a good pace and following as a convoy it was a truly unique experience! Although our little Topsy broke down half way through these are classic vintage cars don't forget we were able to swap and drive a different car so we didn't lose out on the experience. Then the food afterwards was great too with the opportunity to buy some of the wine made there at the villa, all in all a very unique experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This trip was fantastic. Very well organised, the cars were in fantastic condition and the views driving around Tuscany were exceptional. The lunch was very nice, lots of local fresh produce and plenty of wine to wash it down! We had a good chat and laugh with the other people on the tour.
The double clutch took a bit of getting used too but after that it felt really special to be driving around Tuscany in a piece of history. Especially with the excellent music playing to accompany us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing tour... The guide was great, the food... views.. wine and grounds were fantastic. Highlight of our trip... as we had many. You will never forget this one. The cars are too much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This trip was one of the highlights of our holiday and would without reservation recommend it to anyone visiting Florence.!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was a highlight of our trip to Italy! The Fiat 500 cars were fun to drive- knowledge of manual transmission is a must. Driving through the Chianti countryside was scenic and the picnic at the villa afterwards was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Nikko was great- and driving the fiat was an experience in and of itself! Definitely recommend doing this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

As others have also said this was the highlight of our time in Tuscany. The guys were great, the cars were great, the group was great and the meal including the wine was superb. Double clutching was quite easy and adjusting to driving on the right was not a problem either.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was one of our favorite parts of our vacation!! Our guide David was soooo cool and very knowledgeable about the vintage fiats. The lunch in the villa was perfect! The food was amazing and the wine was some of the best we tasted in Italy. It was such a great experience. Totally worth every penny

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